Milling & Baking News - January 7, 2014 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS JANUARY 7, 2014 / DONUT UPDATE Stock Market Review Solid gains for grain-based shares amid extraordinary bull market A shakeup in the donut kingdom McKee, Bimbo, Flowers gain market share thanks to Hostess hiatus Story on Page 24 LATE NEWS Continental Mills acquires mix plant TUKWILA, WASH. - Continental Mills, Inc. has acquired a 190,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Effingham, Ill., from Harlan Bakeries. Financial terms were not disclosed. The dry mix manufacturing facility was built by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corp. in 2001 and sold to Harlan Bakeries, a family-owned company, in 2008. The facility can manufacture up to 225 million lbs of dry mixes. It increases the company's manufacturing footprint, which includes facilities in Kent, Wash., Hopkinsville, Ky., and Manhattan, Kas. John Heily, president and chief executive officer of Continental Mills, said, "The purchase of Continued on Page 8 KANSAS CITY - Shares of grainbased foods companies advanced widely in 2013, ending the year at a new record high. The Grain-Based Foods Share Index, calculated by Milling & Baking News, closed the year at 17373.92, up 23% for the year. It was the largest single-year gain for the index since the year 2000, when the index jumped 36%. Additionally, 2013 marked the fifth straight year of advances for the index, coming on the heels of gains of 16% in 2012, 8% in 2011, 9% in 2010 and 13% in 2009. Over that five-year period, shares of what is often called a "mature" grainbased foods industry have nearly doubled from the 9146.77 mark for the index at the end of 2008. In 2012 and throughout this period, strength in the grain-based index largely mirrored overall strength in the stock market. Still, for all the impressiveness of the industry's performance in 2013, it fell considerably short of the breathless advances posted by the broader Continued on Page 18 Back to Nature buys SnackWell's business from Mondelez GREENWICH, CONN. - Back to Nature Foods Company, L.L.C., a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI L.P., has acquired the SnackWell's cookies and snacks business from Mondelēz Global L.L.C. The announcement comes less than a week after Brynwood sold DeMet's Candy Co. to Yildiz Holding A.S., Istanbul, Turkey-based owner of the Godiva chocolate brand. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Brynwood and Mondelēz Global formed the Back to Nature joint venture in 2012. As part of the partnership, Brynwood maintained operating control while Mondelēz Global retained a minority position in the new company. SnackWell's was launched by Nabisco, Inc. in 1992 as a line of reduced-fat and fat-free cookies and crackers. The brand's products include creme sandwich cookies, devil's food cakes, fudge pretzels, yogurt pretzels and popcorn products in portion control sizes. SnackWell's products are distributed in the Continued on Page 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - January 7, 2014

Milling & Baking News - January 7, 2014
Stock Market Review - Solid gains for grain-based shares amid extraordinary bull market
Back to Nature buys SnackWell’s business from Mondelez
Late News - Continental Mills acquires mix plant
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Population slowing presents challenge to grain foods
Editorial - A very different publisher’s report
Late News
Business - B.B.U. planning to close Nashville bakery by mid-January
Bunge completes acquisition of Grupo Altex, leading Mexican miller
Global demand strengthens for ancient grains
ADM raises quarterly dividend, offers update on outlook
Few major takeovers seen by Fitch for food industry in coming year
Krispy Kreme expands in India
Cargill to increase capacity in Alberta
People - Cloud Cray re-elected to MGPI board of directors
Bill Davis, longtime baking industry veteran, dies
Edward Meise, v.p. with AMF Bakery, dies
Mondelez to build plant in Europe for Oreo, belVita items
AAK, Premier Foods to collaborate on oils, fats in U.K.
International - Goodman Fielder to divest savory biscuits business
Cargill strengthens Russian footprint
Strength again prevails in foreign grain-based foods performance during 2013
Donut Update - A shakeup in the donut kingdom
Donut makers may need to find PHO alternatives
Chains make gains in U.S. expansion
Education and Research - Opportunities abound to enrich gluten-free foods
Washington - ‘Grain chain’ aims to protect six servings at Guidelines meeting
Merchandising and Promotion - Canada Bread debuts new gluten-free bread
Grupo Bimbo launches new app
Ingredient Market Trends - Will new year see a new farm bill?
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - January 7, 2014