Milling & Baking News - October 1, 2013 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS OCTOBER 1, 2013 / FOOD INGREDIENT SOLUTIONS® Flour boosting Gluten may act as a functional protein while other proteins may provide benefits such as satiety Story on Page 27 LATE NEWS Report: Nestle considering sale of PowerBar VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Nestle S.A. is weighing a potential sale of its PowerBar energy bar business, according to Reuters. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Reuters reported that the business could fetch several hundred million dollars. Nestle acquired PowerBar in 2000 for an undisclosed price. PowerBar was founded in 1986 as a mail order retailer. The company’s product portfolio now includes energy bars, sports drink mixes and supplements. Nestle has declined to comment on a potential sale, but in an Aug. 8 conference call to discuss first-half results, Wan Ling Martello, chief financial officer, hinted at the Continued on Page 8 Wonder, Drake’s new owners ahead on bread, cake market relaunches THOMASVILLE, GA. — The revival of brands formerly owned by Hostess Brands L.L.C. gained momentum last week with Flowers Foods, Inc. and McKee Foods Corp. moving ahead on several product reintroductions. The efforts marked the first time in 10 months that consumers were able to buy such products as Wonder bread and Drake’s Ring Dings. In the case of Wonder, Merita, Home Pride and Butternut, product was back on supermarket shelves across much of the country beginning Sept. 23. Flowers Foods, Inc. acquired the brands, 20 baking plants and other “bread assets” for $355 million from Old HB, Inc. (formerly Hostess Brands) in July. The brands had been off the market since Hostess declared bankruptcy in November 2012. “We’re thrilled to be baking these wonderful breads and know that millions of consumers will be smiling when they find their favorite back in their grocery store,” said Keith Aldredge, vicepresident of marketing for Flowers. “We are using the same recipes and paying close attention to quality and freshness. We want these breads to be great from the very first taste.” Flowers said the former Hostess bread brands are being baked at Flowers bakeries around the country and are available throughout the company’s Continued on Page 11 Siemer, Nagel form Whitewater Mill to build new facility near Cincinnati HARRISON, IND. — Whitewater Mill L.L.C. is building a new flour mill in Harrison, just west of Cincinnati. A new business, Whitewater is a joint venture of Siemer Milling Co., Teutopolis, Ill., and H. Nagel and Son Co. of Cincinnati. The new soft wheat mill will have daily capacity of 10,000 cwts. Buhler, Inc., Plymouth, Minn., has been engaged as the principal equipment supplier, and Todd and Sargent, Inc., Ames, Iowa, is the contractor for the building and equipment installation. With a completion target of spring 2015, Whitewater is expected to have a workforce of 35 once it is operational. The partnership is between two of the oldest names in flour milling. The Nagel business was established in 1857. Siemer Milling began business in 1882. According to the companies, financing for the project has been secured from CoBank of Denver. Additionally, government support was forthcoming from Dearborn County, Ind.; the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Regional Economic Grant Fund and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. While the decision to build the mill was motivated by what the partners view as attractive market conditions, they said heightened efficiency, food safety and Continued on Page 10

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Milling & Baking News - October 1, 2013
Wonder, Drake’s new owners ahead on bread, cake market relaunches
Siemer, Nagel form Whitewater Mill to build new facility near Cincinnati
Late News - Report: Nestle considering sale of PowerBar
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Conflicts in government attitude toward whole grains
Editorial - Time for concerted farm bill action
Late News
Business - For 156-year-old company, new mill seen as path to the future
Bimbo Bakeries planning to close bread plant near Sacramento
Toufayan Bakeries adds to gluten-free wrap lineup
Post settles with E.P.A. on air pollution controls at cereal plant
Niacet to raise prices of certain propionates
Bakers taking another hard look toward gluten-free bread
Carl Casale unveils major CHS agricultural safety initiative
People - David MacLennan to succeed Greg Page as c.e.o. of Cargill
AB Mauri establishes sales and technical support team for Canada
Karel Kulp, former AIB International cereal chemist, dies at age 93
Education and Research - Kansas State receives grant for grain dust explosion prevention
Australian scientists speed up wheat breeding
Washington - F.D.A. guarded on whole grains benefits and permissible claims
Food Ingredient Solutions - Flour boosting
Enriched flour’s standard of identity
I.B.I.E. Editorial - Amid challenges, opportunities persist
Weather Outlook - World wheat planting moisture conditions improving
Data - C.P.I. for baked foods, cereals little changed overall in August
White bread price falls 2.6c in August; whole wheat off 2c
Financial Results - Big G president says General Mills positioned for growth in cereal
ADM plans to establish global headquarters in new location
International - Krispy Kreme sizes up South America, entering Colombia
Cargill to build sunflowerseed crush plant in Russia
Ingredient Market Trends - Producers busy planting wheat and harvesting fall crops
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
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Milling & Baking News - October 1, 2013