Milling & Baking News - September 1, 2015 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 / FOOD INGREDIENT SOLUTIONS® News Feature Whann: Leidenheimer, New Orleans stronger 10 years after storm Paying farmers and preserving forests Cocoa and palm oil suppliers advance their sustainability practices Story on Page 25 LATE NEWS Nisshin expanding capacity in Canada LONDON - Nisshin Seifun Group on Aug. 28 announced plans to expand its Rogers Foods Ltd. flour mill in Chilliwack, B.C. Nisshin said it will be adding a second milling unit with daily capacity of 4,000 cwts of flour. When the C$36 million ($27 million) project is completed in the fall of 2017, the Chilliwack mill will have the capacity to produce 9,000 cwts of flour a day. In addition, Nisshin will be adding 110,000 bus of wheat storage and 22,000 cwts of bulk flour storage at Chilliwack. The mill was built by Nisshin in 2005, and Rogers Foods will have total daily milling capacity of 12,600 cwts when the project is Continued on Page 8 NEW ORLEANS - As a supplier of po-boys, pistolets, muffuletta and other local specialties to food service customers, Leidenheimer Baking Co. has been strongly connected to the New Orleans restaurant scene for longer than a century. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina wrought devastation upon the city, Leidenheimer's president said the bond between the multi-generational family business, New Orleans and the city's restaurants is more powerful than ever. Desperation, determination, inspiration, appreciation and plenty of New Orleans perspiration stand out among the powerful recollections shared by Robert J. (Sandy) Whann IV in his recollection of the final months of 2005 and what has transpired since. He spoke about his baking business and his hometown in a recent interview with Milling & Baking News. Damage from the storm was unprecedented. Deaths attributed to Katrina in the Gulf states totaled 1,833 with Louisiana accounting for more than 1,500 of the victims. The storm displaced more than 1 million Gulf state residents and caused more than $125 billion of damage. When levees protecting New Orleans were breached on Aug. 29, 2005, more than 80% of the city was flooded and 70% of its housing was damaged. Among those who had not evacuated, 10,000 survivors took refuge in the Superdome, located less than 1 mile from the Leidenheimer bakery. Recalling the fear that pervaded the Continued on Page 20 Poor 2015 crop tests mettle of soft wheat millers KANSAS CITY - Each growing season begins with hope and high expectations. This year was no exception. But by all accounts, given harvest results, this year will be a challenging one for soft wheat millers as the quality of the 2015 soft red winter wheat crop in some key regions was poor. Millers were confident they'll be able to provide soft flour meeting users' requirements through this crop year, but invariably, another subpar crop raises concern about growers' commitment to planting soft red winter wheat in the fall. For some producers, this was their third consecutive poor crop. U.S. Wheat Associates in its Aug. 21 harvest report indicated the average grade for the 2015 soft red winter wheat crop was No. 3 S.R.W. compared with No. 2 S.R.W. in 2014. The last year a soft red winter crop Continued on Page 36

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Milling & Baking News - September 1, 2015
News Feature - Whann: Leidenheimer, New Orleans stronger 10 years after storm
Poor 2015 crop tests mettle of soft wheat millers
Late News - Nisshin expanding capacity in Canada
Table of Contents
News Comment - Recalling an ‘incredible gesture of generosity'
Editorial - Raisin ruling has varied meaning
Late News
Business - Ardent Mills grows in Toronto area with acquisition from Mondelez
Former Merita Bread bakery in Orlando razed by truck dealer
Perfection Bakeries adding storage and distribution space in Ohio
Hearthside expands again with European bar maker acquisition
Schmidt Baking launches 647 bread targeting various health needs
Arbor on the acquisition hunt again, buys Hudson Baking
Former Pillsbury executives to bring back RyKrisp brand
Supermarket opens gluten-free baking facility in Minnesota
Viterra looks to leverage origination capabilities
Edita to support Hostess production with new baking plant in Egypt
Former Iowa Wonder Bread plant to be converted into brewery
People - Campbell and Tweten to new leadership roles at ADM
Sam Rice, grain executive dubbed ‘the oat king,’ dies at age 90
Bill Farnen, longtime Kansas City grain trader, dies at age 91
Former Immaculate Baking, Annie’s c.e.o. to lead PopCorners maker
AMF Bakery Systems promotes Jason Ward to executive v.p.
David Fliss to vice-president of client development at AIB International
Data - C.P.I. for baked foods, cereal higher for third straight month
Food Ingredient Solutions - Paying farmers and preserving forests
Sustainable promotions appeal to parents, women, millennials
Cookies Update - Otis Spunkmeyer marks return to retail with new product lineup
Milling Technology - New technologies provide spark to milling industry
Skyland Grain unveils facility upgrades in Kansas, Colorado
Merchandising - Nature’s Bakery to sponsor Danica Patrick during 2016 NASCAR season
International - Artisanal bakeries in Africa train disabled workers
Ingredient Market Trends - I.G.C.: 2015-16 world wheat ending stocks to be second largest on record
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - September 1, 2015