Latest Flour and baked goods manufacturing News

Sale of former Table Talk Pies headquarters finalized

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts bakery building that made its last pie earlier this month has been sold for more than $4.5 million to a developer planning to build housing and retail space at the site. The deal to sell the 3.9-acre site in Worcester that had served...

Inflation at 40-year high pressures consumers, Fed and Biden

Jan. 12, 2022 15:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation jumped at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier that is increasing household expenses, eating into wage gains and heaping pressure on President Joe Biden and the Federal Reserve to address what has become the biggest threat to...

Newton bakery a family affair; hundreds of king cakes made

Jan. 08, 2022 00:20 AM EST

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — The sweet smell of hundreds of king cakes being baked emanated from Odalys Bakery in Newton on Thursday. The Cervantes family and a team of bakers started baking about 600 small and large king cakes, or rosca de reyes, at 11 p.m. Wednesday. They worked through...

Mexicans continue tradition of king cakes

Jan. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While tortillas come to mind when Mexico is mentioned, every Jan. 6, Mexicans’ love of bread comes to the fore with the cutting of oval brioche decorated with candied fruit known as king cakes to celebrate Epiphany. Just hours before Mexicans took their first...

European court declines to take pro-gay marriage cake case

Jan. 06, 2022 06:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A top European court declined Thursday to rule in a high-profile discrimination case centered on an activist's request to have a cake decorated with the “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie and the words “Support Gay Marriage.” The European Court of Human...

Flandreau bakery to close doors after 91 years

Dec. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EST

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A small-town South Dakota bakery is shutting its doors after 91 years in business. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported that the owners of Flandreau Bakery will close up shop for the last time on Friday. Mel Duncan opened the bakery in 1930...

Strike at Kellogg comes to a close; workers to return Monday

Dec. 21, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A strike at Kellogg that has gone on since early October has ended after workers voted to ratify a new labor contract at the company's four U.S. cereal plants. The contract covers approximately 1,400 workers represented by the union at plants in Michigan, Nebraska,...

Kellogg's reaches tentative agreement with striking workers

Dec. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a new tentative agreement with its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers that could bring an end to the strike that began Oct. 5. Members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union will vote on the new...

Span of Memphis street renamed for slain rapper Young Dolph

Dec. 15, 2021 21:09 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Family and friends of slain rapper Young Dolph remembered him Wednesday as a loving father, skilled businessman and generous philanthropist at a ceremony renaming a street for him in the same area of Memphis where he grew up and also was gunned down last month. ...

Kellogg's facing political pressure to resume contract talks

Dec. 14, 2021 18:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's is facing increasing political pressure to resume contract talks with its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the company's CEO this week urging the company to return to the bargaining table with workers at...