Milling & Baking News - April 14, 2015 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS APRIL 14, 2015 / INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES Grain Market Roundtable Analysts see lower new crop wheat, corn, soybean prices Standout organic growth a trend Hale says bakers mustn't ignore Story on Page 28 LATE NEWS Flowers to open Lenexa baking plant LENEXA, KAS. - Flowers Baking Co. of Lenexa, L.L.C. will open this summer. The former Hostess Brands bakery was acquired by Flowers Foods in July 2013 and has been undergoing an extensive modernization project at an estimated cost of more than $10 million. "We are pleased to announce the start-up of the bakery this summer, and hiring is under way," said Paul Frankum, president of Flowers Baking Co. of Lenexa. "Over the past few months, we've been making significant improvements to the facility, including the installation of state-of-the-art baking equipment." Mr. Frankum said Continued on Page 8 KANSAS CITY - New crop wheat, corn and soybean prices are expected to decline over the next three to six months, barring a major weather problem, due mostly to ample domestic and global supplies, according to analysts interviewed by Milling & Baking News. Though still early in the season, the 2015 crop picture is coming into focus with expected record high soybean plantings, lower but more-than-adequate corn and wheat acreage than in 2014 and continued strength in the dollar that casts a dark cloud over U.S. exports, especially wheat. While the first 2015 winter wheat production estimate won't come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture until May, the first spring wheat estimate until July and the first corn and soybean estimates until August, the groundwork for the season was laid March 31 in the department's Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, which were seen as bearish for corn, bullish for soybeans and neutral to bearish for wheat, with lower corn prices also contributing pressure to wheat prices. "I expect corn, soybean and wheat prices to move lower as we get through planting," said Paul Meyers, chief agricultural economist, Foresight Commodity Services. Most other analysts had similar ideas for new crop futures prices (December corn, November soybeans and September wheat), although some also agreed it was too early to make a good call on corn. Most also expect forecast record Continued on Page 24 Studies reveal a place for all grains in a healthy diet BOSTON - Three studies presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology annual meeting held March 28 to April 1 in Boston revealed how grains, including whole grains and refined grains, may fit in a healthy diet, providing nutrients in a cost-effective way. The Grain Foods Foundation, Washington, supported the studies. Victor L. Fulgoni III, Ph.D., senior vice-president of Nutrition Impact, L.L.C., Battle Creek, Mich., and Yanni Papanikolaou, vicepresident of Nutritional Strategies, Inc., Paris, Ont., led the studies. "We are excited to be a part of the nutrition science community by supporting research that will help Americans better understand the grain foods they eat and feel good about their dietary choices," said Christine Cochran, executive director of the Grain Foods Foundation. The initial focus will be on publishing the studies, Dr. Fulgoni said. "Our focus is going to be to get this into peer-reviewed literature, so it could be useful in any policy debates once it's published," he said. One study compared 10 different grain Continued on Page 18

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - April 14, 2015

Milling & Baking News - April 14, 2015
Grain Market Roundtable - Analysts see lower new crop wheat, corn, soybean prices
Studies reveal a place for all grains in a healthy diet
Late News - Flowers to open Lenexa baking plant
Table of Contents
News Comment - Data affirm shift in dieting perspectives
Editorial - Bangkok helps explain wheat moves
Late News
Business - K.S.U. and General Mills in wheat research pact
Baked foods popularity grows in specialty food sector
Gruma to buy tortilla maker in Spain
Subway restaurants bread to feature Whole Grain Stamp
Pepperidge Farm adds solar power at Bloomfield baking plant
Kraft, Mondelez face allegations of wheat price manipulation in 2011
Bimbo opens LEED-Gold certified baking plant in Pennsylvania
Baked foods among new items at McDonald’s in Southern California
People - Flowers’ Brad Alexander elected an A.B.A. vice-chairman
Flowers’ Benton, Bimbo’s Zárate Lupercio join I.B.I.E. committee
Kris Lutt, Craig Willis to new corn leadership posts at ADM
Former confectionery executive to lead Manischewitz
Export and Trade Issues - Small gain posted in national flour output compiled by I.G.C.
Nutrition and Health - ‘Finally, something we can really grab onto!’
International - Aryzta to acquire stake in French frozen food retailer
Mondelez installs largest Oreo line in Africa
U.S. wheat carryover down 7 million bus from March
Industry Activities - Standout organic growth a trend Hale says bakers mustn’t ignore
Bakers in Orlando for A.B.A. annual meeting
Brand building requires redefining conventional wisdom
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Initial winter wheat ratings up from year ago
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - April 14, 2015