IBIE 2016: Beer and loaving in Las Vegas

The International Baking Industry Exposition earlier this month was a lively, friendly affair. Although it didn’t match the enormity of last year’s IBA in Munich (which had over 70,000 visitors), IBIE 2016 saw 23,000 industry-types pack into the Las Vegas Convention Centre. This was a near 10% increase on the last time the triennial conference … [Read more...]

Jane Tyler’s blog – CBA conference report

It was great to meet old friends and new at last month’s CBA conference in Manchester. New friends included Beth Fahey, president of the Retail Bakers of America and John Unrein, executive editor of the U.S. trade magazines Bake and InStore. Both offered excellent insights into the North American bakery market in a great presentation to … [Read more...]