Milling & Baking News - September 20, 2011 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 / EDUCATION AND RESEARCH BREAD INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE On the precipice of great change B Harvard researchers unveil detailed Healthy Eating Plate Story on Page 16 LATE NEWS Five cereals among most ‘brand loyal’ NEW YORK — Five breakfast cereals ranked among the top 100 brands in terms of loyalty, according to the 15th Annual Loyalty Leaders list from Brand Keys, a brand and customer loyalty research and strategic planning consultancy. Frosted Flakes was the highest-ranking children’s breakfast cereal at No. 35, followed by Lucky Charms at No. 67 and Wheaties at No. 82. Cheerios, at No. 77, was the highest ranked adult cereal, followed by Special K at No. 83. Two quick-service restaurants made the top 100: Domino’s Pizza at No. 89 and McDonald’s at No. 90. The highest ranked food or beverage Continued on Page 8 y all indications, the bread industry in September 2012 will differ greatly from the industry at present. Fundamental changes range from likely to imminent for each of the largest bread companies in the United States, creating an atmosphere of anticipation and uncertainty. The pending change for these companies — Bimbo Bakeries USA; Flowers Foods, Inc.; Sara Lee North American Fresh Bakery and Hostess Brands, Inc. — looms at a time that is not a particular point of strength for the bread business. Unit sales of fresh bread totaled 3,024,546,000 in the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7, down 3.3% from a year earlier, according to Infoscan Reviews from SymphonyIRI Group. Results include supermarkets, drugstores and mass merchandise outlets, excluding Wal-Mart. The difficult aggregate sales trends were reflected in the results of the largest individual companies, particularly B.B.U. Unit sales of Bimbo Bakeries USA, Fort Worth, Texas, the nation’s largest Continued on Page 31 August consumer prices for baked foods and cereals climb 0.8% WASHINGTON — The Consumer Price Index for baked foods and cereal products rose 0.8% in August after rising 0.1% in July and 0.6% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The index for all food at home also finished higher, rising 0.7% after gaining 0.6% in July and 0.1% in June. Of the 18 items analyzed by Milling & Baking News, 15 posted month-overmonth gains, while only 3 finished lower. The August index for Cereals and Bakery Products before seasonal adjustment was 263% of the 1982-84 average, up 5.1% from a year ago. For all food at home, the August index was 228.4, up 5.7% from August 2010. The C.P.I. for cereals and cereal products in August was 229.5, up 1% from July and up 4.7% from August 2010. The index for products within this category included: flour and prepared mixes, 246.1, up 0.2% from July and up 8% from the previous year; breakfast cereal, 226.2, up 1.5% from the previous month and up 4.3% from a year ago; and rice, pasta and corn meal, 234.5, up 0.5% from July and up 4.3% from August 2010. The price index for bakery products in August was 280.8, up 0.7% from Continued on Page 18

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - September 20, 2011

Milling & Baking News - September 20, 2011
Editorial - Overreaching ambition of G20 efforts
Late News
Business - Baptista’s Bakery planning baking plant expansion in Wisconsin
Business - ConAgra Foods sets deadline for making progress with Ralcorp
Business - Whistle stop tour: ConAgra Foods takes hunger message nationwide
Business - Moody’s de Mexico confi rms credit ratings of Baa2 for Grupo Bimbo
Business - AMF Bakery Systems completes acquisition of BakeTech
Business - Cargill, Horizon offering scholarship for Kansas State students
Business - Pepperidge Farm breaks ground on $30 million innovation center
Business - Kellogg Co. executive discusses changing landscape for marketing
Business - General Mills, Kraft honored among top companies for working mothers
Education and Research - Harvard researchers unveil detailed Healthy Eating Plate
Education and Research - U.S.D.A. assesses effort to boost summer hunger relief programs
Data - August consumer prices for baked foods and cereals climb 0.8%
Data - White bread price moves lower, whole wheat higher in August
Data - August wheat up $2.12 from year ago
Data - U.S.D.A. raises 2012 wheat carryover by 90 million bus
Data - U.S.D.A. raises world wheat ending stocks to 195 million tonnes
Nutrition and Health - Whole grains on guru’s list of top ‘brain foods’
Nutrition and Health - U.S.D.A. unveils grants for children’s nutrition habits
Merchandising - Wheaties boxes to feature Green Bay Packers stars
Merchandising - Hostess offering Transformers snack cake promotion
Export and Trade Issues - Canadian wheat growers vote to keep single-desk selling system
Bread Industry Perspective - On the precipice of great change
Bread Industry Perspective - Former Kellogg exec sees chance to re-ignite in-store bakery growth
Regulatory Affairs - What if farm policy started over?
Financial Results - Product innovation, price points may boost TreeHouse Foods
Financial Results - Emerging markets seizing more prominent position at H.J. Heinz
People - C.J. Fraleigh resigns as c.e.o. of Sara Lee North America
People - ADM names president for South America
People - Enreco promotes three to director positions
Industry Activities - C.F.T.C. chairman to address joint session of baking organizations
Industry Activities - Kansas State grains program, I.A.O.M. offering HACCP seminar
Ingredient Market Trends - Hard red winter wheat quality stands out in U.S.W. harvest report
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - September 20, 2011