Give Consumers What They Want and Need With Buckwheat

April 10th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

As an alternative ingredient packed with protein and full of essential amino acids, buckwheat provides consumer packaged goods, food service and bakeries a plant-based, healthy ingredient that meets consumer market demands for healthier foods. As a healthy plant protein and fiber source, the versatility and nutritional value combine to make buckwheat an alternative ingredient that […]

Join us at Expo West at our exhibit #247 and our networking event Friday night!

March 5th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Event Dates: March 7–9, 2019 Booth #: 247 We’re hosting a networking event during the Expo and you’re invited. Networking Event Date:Friday, March 8th, 6-8 p.m. Location:Morton’s The Steakhouse – Anaheim1895 S. Harbor Blvd.Anaheim, CA 92802

Strengthening a Supply Chain in the Face of Tariffs

February 15th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Sourcing a variety of materials into the United States has become more difficult over the past few months given current trade disputes created over the several months. For example, historically Firebird Artisan Mills sourced organic buckwheat grown in China due to a favorable price and reliable supply. However, a 10% tariff imposed in autumn of […]

Reviving Bread

October 29th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

Consumer backlash against enriched bread products has bakers scratching their heads: How did the number one driver of grocery store visits become a villain? A recent round-table discussion at IBA in Munich brought the American Bakers Association’s Robb Mackie, Brian Dwyer of Kroger, and Corbion’s Mark Hotze together to discuss this very question. Part of […]

News Brief: Tariffs on Buckwheat

October 17th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

As of October 15, buckwheat imported from China now has a 10% tariff imposed. On January 1, 2019, this will increase to a 25% tariff. Unfortunately, our sourcing experts expect this to have an inflationary effect on domestic buckwheat as well. Firebird is committed to finding not only the best possible sources for buckwheat for […]

Consumers Like Snacks How Much?

August 31st, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

It is no surprise that consumers enjoy a good salty snack. But did you know the US salty snack market segment is on track to reach nearly $30 billion annual sales by 2022? And it’s not just salty snacks that’s on the rise; the snack food industry as a whole is growing due to the […]