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General Mills: Making Food the World Loves

For over a hundred years, General Mills has milled the flour that people rely on to make everything from family favorites to new and inspired creations. They put their best into everything they do—so your business can thrive. General Mills Flour Today Just as every baker has a great formula, every great formula has Gold Medal Flour. Flour is the product of milling and sifting high-quality wheat berries into a fine powder. But there’s a little more to it than that. The type of formula you can make depends on the type of flour, which depends on the type of

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Dessert for Breakfast? Sweet Morning Treats Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day

Many of the most popular breakfast favorites are highlighted by sweet, syrupy flavors. Demand for a sweet snack to start the day runs deep in our society – generations of Americans have celebrated pancakes, waffles, donuts, and pastries alongside their cup of morning Joe. Expanding on these classic items is a surefire way to delight your customers. Here are five sugary breakfast foods that will satisfy your customer’s sweet tooth and instantly provide a smile to start the day: Snickerdoodle Waffles Chocolate Coconut Scones Monster Cookie Muffins Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Parfait Incorporating beloved flavors of classic

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Innovative Trends to Help YOUR Bakery

Bakeries have the unique opportunity to brighten the day of any customer with a single bite. Enjoying a perfectly-frosted, luscious piece of cake is more than a simple dessert; it is an uplifting experience that immediately brings a smile to the face. The current environment demands that bakeries find new ways of reaching customers and providing this important value. Bakeries must be aware of top trends to adapt their collection of scrumptious sweets and fully satisfy customer expectations. Here are three trends to follow that will deliver more customers to your doorstep: The use of flowers in design: Floral arrangements are

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Showcase Your Graduation-Themed Cakes!

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched the lives of millions, including members of the “Class of 2020.” This year’s high school and college graduates are celebrating their milestone achievement in a variety of alternative ways – from drive-through celebrations to virtual parties with family and friends. Creativity is today’s mandate for appropriate celebrations in these uncertain times – and people are rising to the occasion. With all of these innovations however, a common theme among many of these festivities is the expectation for a custom cake. There is no better way to excite the graduate in your customers’ lives than the

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Three Important Keys for Bakeries Throughout COVID-19

Customer demands are changing weekly with the current restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are three tips to help your bakery thrive during these uncertain times: Optimize In-Store Management Rearranging your traditional hours to allow extra time for new hygiene measures and ensuring your team’s safety is vital. Also, look at your recent orders and analyze how your customers’ purchasing trends have changed since the outbreak. Your team can take action on these trends, such as highlighting and promoting the most popular menu items. Maximize the Efficiency of Your Pick-up and Delivery Offer customers the ability to pick-up orders at

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Convenience and Creativity Combat COVID-19

Mother’s Day celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to look very different for your customers this year. More than ever, customers will be looking for easy and fun ways to celebrate. For bakeries to succeed, they have to provide convenient and creative baked goods that will bring a smile to Mom’s face. This Mother’s Day calls for bakers to “think outside the cake” – promoting unique and innovative treats. With extreme limitations on large gatherings still in effect, traditional cakes will be too much for intimate family celebrations. Smaller, “grab-and-go” items that feature more versatility are in high demand

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Helpful Tips to Disinfect Your Facility

Household cleaning products are in high demand and widely unavailable due to the current COVID 19 pandemic. This has made it difficult for operators to properly clean their facility. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that bleach is capable of killing dangerous bacteria (E-Coli, Salmonella, Streptococcus), as well as contagious viruses like the common cold, flu, and COVID 19. This means bleach is an excellent alternative for disinfecting common surfaces. Soap and water can also be used to clean surfaces, and adding bleach is suggested if appropriate for the surface. When using bleach, follow these steps to safely disinfect

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Adapting Your Business for Safety and Success During COVID-19

Foodservice is being significantly impacted by COVID 19 – restaurants, bakeries and cafes are working through rigorous safety guidelines. Even with these challenges, operators can take the following steps to remain safe and be successful. Sanitation discipline is essential. Demand strong personal hygiene, encouraging constant handwashing especially from employees who handle food. Gloves should be worn in the kitchen to limit personal contact with food. Use effective cleaning agents on packaging and common surfaces. Keep your employees and customers safe – and your operation running. Adopt an effective online ordering system. Easy, effective, mobile ordering must be a priority. Offer

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