Making Bakery Trendy Again

Whether taken from the perspective of consumer packaged goods, in-store produced bakery items, or independent bakery operations, the marketplace has not been overly kind to bakery performance recently. From low-carb diets to concerns on a lack of nutrients to simply being perceived as a sleepy category, bakery goods have underperformed. IRI data indicates 2018 was […]

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Firebird Artisan Crisps: Versatile, Functional Protein Ingredients

Consumer demand for functional foods that help sustain a wide array of dietary needs continues to cause consternation and innovation within the food industry. Consumer packaged goods companies can enhance new and existing brands by taking advantage of emerging healthy ingredients that differentiate products from the competition. Snacks need to evolve to better address satiety, […]

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Give Consumers What They Want and Need With Buckwheat

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 […]

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Firebird Artisan Mills Launches New Crisp Ingredient Line Designed for Healthy Snacks

Leawood, KS — Firebird Artisan Mills, a leader in gluten-free ingredients, has launched an innovative new crisp product line targeted at improving the nutritional value and product performance of a wide variety of snacks, bars and baked goods.  The first Firebird Artisan Crisp is the Suntava Purple Corn™ 50% Protein Crisp now available from the […]

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Strengthening a Supply Chain in the Face of Tariffs

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 […]