Milling & Baking News - July 22, 2014 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS JULY 22, 2014 / FOOD INGREDIENT SOLUTIONS U.S.D.A. taking over flour production survey, report Meeting a fiber definition Story on Page 23 LATE NEWS Hostess hails flagship plant expansion EMPORIA, KAS. - A ribbon cutting July 18 celebrated Hostess Brands L.L.C.'s $30 million expansion of its flagship bakery at Emporia, the first steps in an eventual $50 million investment at the location. State and local officials joined Hostess executives in cutting the ribbon. "We have several more investments of $20 million planned over the next 12 months for an aggregate $50 million in this facility," said Andy Jhawel, senior partner, Apollo Global Management, New York, which with Metropoulos & Co., Greenwich, Conn., bought the snack cake business of Hostess Brands, Inc. in January 2013. The ceremony the celebrated addition Continued on Page 8 WASHINGTON - The collection and dissemination of U.S. flour production data is poised to transition in coming months to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a spokesperson for the U.S.D.A. said. This will replace, probably at the start of 2015, the flour output data that has been gathered for the past several years by the North American Millers' Association through Veris Consulting, Inc. The National Agricultural Statistics Service, the U.S.D.A. arm that publishes Crop Production, Grain Stocks and many other key reports, will launch its Current Agricultural Industry Report (CAIR) focused on flour milling. NASS said flour milling companies will be contacted in the near future as the department works to establish contacts for gathering data across the industry. While many details of the pending report on flour production remain to be finalized, the U.S.D.A. said it will be modeled on what was gathered and published by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce beginning in 1904 and continuing until 2011 when funding shortfalls resulted in the termination of this report and many others. Data from flour production reports have been used within milling and beyond to measure both the health of the industry and the grain-based foods business overall. The data are essential to estimating food use of wheat and wheat supplydemand data. During the last three years, flour production data have been gathered only from the nation's largest flour milling companies, accounting for about 95% of capacity, by Veris Consulting, Inc., an organization retained by the North American Millers' Association. NAMA member companies have funded the collection of the data by Veris. The U.S.D.A. said its work has been funded by Congress and Continued on Page 17 Series of high level promotions announced at Flowers Foods THOMASVILLE, GA. - Bradley K. Alexander, who joined Flowers Foods, Inc. 33 years ago, has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the company. Flowers said the change was one of three "in keeping with the company's management succession plan." In addition to Mr. Alexander's elevation, D. Keith Wheeler has been named president of Flowers Bakeries, the company's direct-store delivery operating segment, and Thomas E. Wilson has been named vice-president of Flowers Bakeries' West coast region. Since joining the company in 1981, Mr. Alexander, 55, has held various positions in sales, operations and marketing, including bakery president and vice-president of sales and marketing. He was named regional vice-president for Flowers Bakeries in 2003 and promoted to president of Flowers Bakeries in 2008. In his new position, he will Continued on Page 35

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Milling & Baking News - July 22, 2014
News Comment - Positives in wide range of capital projects
Editorial - Trade partnerships have plusses
Late News
Investor group poised to purchase Crumbs Bake Shop from bankruptcy
Maplehurst Bakeries $77.8 million cake, cupcake expansion in Indiana
ConAgra making Utah Lofthouse cookies facility ‘nut-free’
Azteca launches new tortilla platform
Cargill to build grain handling, shipping facility in Arkansas
Newly Weds Foods program builds on global culinary capabilities
ConAgra’s Lamb Weston business acquires Asian potato processor
U.S.D.A. taking over fl our production survey, report
Workers vote to unionize at three of four Hostess snack cake plants
Executive director named at federal nutrition center
General Mills all in on away-from-home market
McKee introducing Little Debbie muffi ns for c-stores
Meeting a fi ber defi nition
Crackers on fi re
When science meets culture
Industry Activities
Wheat crop projected at 1,992 million bus, smallest production since 2010
2015 wheat carryover forecast raised 86 million bus from June
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises forecast for 2014- 15 world wheat endings stocks
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Market Place
Market Place
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - July 22, 2014