Whole Grain Stamp Now On 4,000 Products In 21 Countries

Walk down any aisle in your local grocery store, and you’ll see the ubiquitous black-and-gold Whole Grain Stamp, which just achieved a new milestone: it’s now on more than 4,000 products.

North Dakota State Mill To Launch Retail Flour Sales

The North Dakota mill and elevator will launch a couple of new retail product lines this fall. Mill manager Vance Taylor says you should start to see five-pound bags of white whole wheat flour and five-pound bags of organic flour appear on grocery store shelves by late September.

Wheat Prices Soar. Are Bread Prices Next?

August 6, 2010 Blake Ellis, CNN Money

With wheat futures soaring to their highest level in two years, you could soon find yourself paying more for a loaf of bread at your local grocery store.

US Bakeries Report: 2,500 Commercial Bakeries With Annual Revenue Of $25 Bil.

August 5, 2010 Research and Markets.com

The US bakery industry has about 2,500 commercial bakeries, with combined annual revenue of $25 billion, and 6,000 small retail bakeries, with $3 billion total revenue. Major companies include Hostess Brands (formerly Interstate Bakeries) and Flowers Foods, plus divisions of companies such as Sara Lee. The commercial side of the industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest commercial bakers generate more than 80 percent of revenue. The retail side of the industry is fragmented: although big companies may operate dozens of bakeries, the typical baker operates just one facility.

Volatility Continues To Plague The Wheat Markets, ABA Calls On CFTC To Implement Contract Limits On Index Funds

The American Bakers Association (ABA) again calls on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to take immediate action in addressing volatility in the wheat markets. The market has become dysfunctional, said Robb MacKie, ABA president and CEO. Bakers and other true commercial users are finding it increasingly difficult to use the wheat futures markets for price discovery.