BakingTech 2016: Keynote Speakers, Chairman's Letter & Registration

December 31, 2015 American Society of Baking

BakingTech 2016 will be hosted at the Hilton Chicago on February 28 – March 1. The upcoming conference's theme "Growth Through Innovation" will challenge attendees to question innovations they incorporated into their business to create growth in production, growth in sales and most importantly, growth in profitability.

Floods Close Two Ardent Mills' Illinois Flour Mills

December 31, 2015 Staff Reporter, Reuters

Two Illinois flour mills near the Mississippi River and operated by Ardent Mills were shuttered because of flooding this week, the company said Wednesday.

New Maine Food Taxes Take Effect Friday

Starting Friday, Mainers will be required to pay state sales tax on hundreds of food and beverage products that previously were tax-exempt, including fruit gummies, chocolate chips, marshmallows, potato chips, dips, beef jerky, sports drinks, granola bars, trail mix, cookies, pastries, ice cream, and precooked frozen cakes, pies and sandwiches.

Greenville, SC Gets On-Demand Grocery Delivery Service From Shipt

Greenville is the latest city to get an on-demand grocery delivery service that uses a mobile app to take orders, shop for and deliver items to customers. Shipt, which is based in Birmingham, Alabama, will begin service in Greenville and surrounding markets Jan. 7, 2016.

Instacart Grocery Delivery Service Raises Prices

December 31, 2015 Ry Crist, CNET

Instacart, a grocery delivery startup that's become one of the key companies in the quickly expanding field of on-demand shopping, is raising its prices. The San Francisco-based firm made the announcement today in a blog post, citing the cost of improving services amid a changing market.