Milling & Baking News - April 17, 2012 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS APRIL 17, 2012 / AIB INTERNATIONAL INSERT AIB International Annual Review 2012 Grain Market Roundtable Market analysts see surprises in major U.S.D.A. grain reports KANSAS CITY — By mid-April, farmers across the northern Plains were logging astounding early progress in planting the 2012 spring wheat crop even as winter wheat was developing at least two or three weeks ahead of the average pace in many states. While area planted to spring wheat other than durum was forecast to be the smallest since 1983, because of the early and outstanding start to the growing season for winter wheat, which was planted across an area 3% larger than a year ago, wheat production in the United States in 2012 was expected by many to expand from 2011. With U.S. and world wheat supplies ample and forecast to remain at comfortable levels in the new crop year — even though world wheat production was expected to decline from the 2011-12 record — wheat prices may AIB International 2012 AIB International Annual Report Insert after Page 24 LATE NEWS G.F.F. launch generates 100 million impressions BOSTON — The first days of the spring public relations campaign of the Grain Foods Foundation generated nearly 100 million impressions, according to early analysis by Mullen, the G.F.F. agency. The campaign launched April 10 with a satellite media tour featuring spokesperson Mia Hamm, a retired woman’s soccer star (see related story on Page 28). Ms. Hamm participated in 21 interviews including sessions with Shape magazine’s online editor and live national radio broadcasts with USA Radio Network’s Daybreak USA program, Health Radio Network and Continued on Page 8 trend lower in the next few months and even into the fall, barring an unanticipated weather threat to wheat or the fall crops, according to market analysts interviewed by Milling & Baking News. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in the past three weeks issued three Continued on Page 21 Bimbo Bakeries introducing Sara Lee bread in Northeast HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA (B.B.U.) is introducing Sara Lee sliced bread products to the Northeast market, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Additionally, B.B.U. said it is expanding its existing distribution network of Sara Lee bread in the mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. “Bringing Sara Lee into the Northeastern United States provides an exceptional opportunity for B.B.U. to leverage an iconic brand and deliver a world-class product to new consumers and retail customers,” said Jon Silvon, category director. The move will allow for greater availability of Sara Lee sliced bread products in the Northeast region, including Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat and Sara Lee Continued on Page 9 Marking nine decades in partnership with grain-based foods

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - April 17, 2012

Milling & Baking News - April 17, 2012
Grain Market Roundup - Market analysts see surprises in major U.S.D.A. grain reports
Bimbo Bakeries introducing Sara Lee bread in Northeast
Late News - G.F.F. launch generates 100 million impressions
News/Comment - Contest for White House must not avoid crop support issues
Table of Contents
Editorial - Another year of wheat losing position
Late News - C.P.I. for baked foods, cereals falls 0.3%
Late News - White pan bread falls, whole wheat rises
Late News - Weston Bakeries in iPod/Pad promotion
Late News - Elevator work begins at Minneapolis museum
Business - Scoular acquires grain handling, storage facility in Nebraska
Business - Imperial finalizes sale of Wholesome Sweeteners shares
Business - Harvest Time closes Mount Airy bakery
Business - Flowers to add bread capacity to Tasty Baking plant in Oxford
Business - Hostess Brands executives to roll back pay raises
Business - Bunge buys intellectual assets from MCN BioProducts
Business - Cargill earnings flat during quarter; revenues rise 5%
Business - Cargill to consolidate offices in Kansas City area
Business - Sugar users ask U.S.D.A. to raise sugar imports immediately
Business - Bartlett cited in elevator mishap; company challenges findings
People - Lopez named v.p. of food safety education at AIB International
People - Morgan reassumes role as president of Krispy Kreme
People - Tommy Jensen to c.e.o. of Bunge EMEA in May
People - James Herr, founder of Herr Foods, dies at 88
Education and Research - ConAgra petitions for whole grains, type 2 diabetes health claim
Washington - N.G.F.A. issues proposals for safeguarding funds
AIB International Annual Review - 2012
AIB - President's Letter
AIB - Food Safety 360
AIB - Rethinking Education
AIB - Retiring AIB leader leaves enduring legacy
AIB - Implementing a ‘systems’ upgrade
AIB - Network upgrade
AIB - 10 questions with Deryck Tremble
AIB - Conforming the curriculum for a brighter future
AIB - Library goes live
AIB - Training: A tangible benefit for customers
Weather Outlook - Bout of recent cold weather may be foreshadowing for spring and summer
Industry Activities - Grain Foods Foundation distributing school curriculum about grains
Industry Activities - Grain Foods Foundation launches campaign featuring soccer star Mia Hamm
Industry Activities - Gonnella awards two with ‘Rising to the Top’ scholarships
Industry Activities - N.C.I. course to focus on wheat, flour quality
Merchandising - Board accepting entries for raisin bread contest
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - April 17, 2012