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Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods / With focus on product promotion NAMA to review other priorities LATE NOVEMBER 23, 2004 NEWS CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Great Harvest Bread Co., a Dillon, Mont.-based privately held franchiser with 210 bread bakeries in 40 states, late last week acquired the Montana Mills bakery chain from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Great Harvest said it plans to use the acquired shops in New York to boost its network of franchised stores in the Continued on Page 8 Great Harvest acquires Montana Mills KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -While product promotion unquestionably will remain at the forefront of milling industry association objectives for the foreseeable future, the time has come for a review of the other priorities of the North American Millers' Association, said Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Faga, NAMA president. She spoke to the NAMA board of directors Oct. 29 at the association's annual meeting held at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. At the board meeting, Guy R. Shoemaker, president of Horizon Milling L.L.C., was elected to a two-year term as NAMA chairman. Rick L. Schwein, Grain Millers, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., was elected vicechairman. Mr. Shoemaker became the fourth chair- man in NAMA history, succeeding John Gillcrist, president of Bartlett Milling Co., Kansas City. If Mr. Schwein succeeds Mr. Shoemaker as NAMA chairman, he would become the first head of the association from the oat milling industry. Beginning her presentation with a review of the changes NAMA has undergone in the past six years, Ms. Faga said the association is working on a far greater number of issues today than in the past. The tenure of Mr. Gillcrist directed NAMA's work toward the six goals that were set six years ago during the formative months of the association. Primary among these activities was NAMA participation Continued on Page 23 N E W S F E AT U R E Flour production off 3% in quarter; nine-month total decreases 1.4% WASHINGTON - Flour production by U.S. mills in the third quarter of 2004 decreased 3% from the same 2003 quarter, according to the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Output in the quarter totaled 100,023,000 cwts, off 3,048,000 from 103,071,000 in July-September 2003. Production of flour by U.S. mills in the first nine months of 2004 decreased 1.4% from 2003, totaling 291,587,000 cwts. It was down 6.4% from the peak nine-month total of 311,597,000 in 2000. It was the smallest output for this period since 289,030,000 in 1995, or nine years ago. The North American Millers' Association provides funding to the Census Bureau in support of the compilation of these quarterly milling statistics. July-September 2004 output was the Continued on Page 19 Billions of potential whole grain servings annually seen looming by industry expert Record crop production drives ingredient costs lower Story on Page 14 NEW ORLEANS - With Americans likely to be urged to increase whole grains intake by billions of servings annually, a major conference to discuss whole grains last week generated a plethora of ideas about how to improve the success of products that in the past have encountered consumer indifference. The conference, titled "Whole Grains Go inside Mainstream: Breaking Through in a Changing Marketplace," was jointly organized by the Whole Grains Council and Oldways Preservation Trust, a Boston-based food issues think tank. It was held Nov. 14-16 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. The Whole Grains Council is a consortium Continued on Page 9 THIS WEEK Ingredient Atlanta Bread c.e.o. resolves legal woes Rooney sets plans to retire from B.&C.M.A. Guy Shoemaker's winding road in milling Week 11 13 21 30

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