Best in Baking

B.E.S.T. in Baking

best in bakingAs part of a commitment to positive transformation in the world, the International Baking Industry Exposition, together with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, has identified sustainability as one of the industry’s top priorities. The vision is to recognize suppliers and bakers that foster energy conservation, reduced water usage, a decrease in landfill waste, healthy living and/or a reduction of the overall impact on the environment. Participants and winners will be acknowledged in the IBIE Show Directory and in the B.E.S.T. in Baking Lounge in the Central Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The will also be featured in the Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery pre-show IBIE issue. 

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

  • Equipment
    Heuft Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co.
  • Ingredients 
  • Packaging
    Citamel Packaging
  • Logistics
    FlexiBake ERP
  • Wholesale Bakery
    Pepperidge Farm
  • Retail Bakery
    O&H Danish Bakery

2016 Honorable Mentions

  • Equipment 
    Air Management Technologies
    Bakery Concepts International
  • Ingredients
    Daabon Organic USA
    Western Sugar Cooperative
  • Packaging
    Tielman North America
  • Logistics
    NetGlo Corp.
  • Wholesale Bakery
    Dawn Foods
  • Retail Bakery
    Small World Food
    New Freshbread Bakeshop

2016 Companies That Qualified for the Program

  • Equipment
    American Pan
    Bühler AG
    Chiorino Inc.
    CLM Bakery System SRL
    Doran Scales
    Flynn Burner Corp.
    Goodway Technologies
    Hayon Manufacturing Corp.
    Koenig Bakery Systems
    KREA Swiss AG
    MIWE America
    Reading Bakery Systems
    Sealpump Engineering
    Shaffer Mixers & Processing Equipment
    Topos Mondial Corp.
    WP Bakery Group USA
  • Ingredients
    Arla Foods
    Barry Callebaut
    Best Cooking Pulses
    Briess Malt & Ingredients
  • Logistics
    Focus Works
  • Wholesale Bakery
    CraftMark Bakery
  • Retail Bakery
    Pearl Bakery

A panel of judges that include experts in sustainability and baking best practices evaluated submissions based on environmental impact, innovation, feasibility, ROI and practical application to the baking industry. Judges included:

  • Siarl Dixon, certification manager, AIB International
  • Dan Inman, director of quality and R&D, The Long Co.
  • Jim Kline, president, The EnSol Group
  • Mike Pierce, president, The Austin Co.
  • Joe Bove, vice president, The Stellar Group

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*Bakery entrants must be registered and present at IBIE 2016 to win the award. Applications for suppliers must be 2016 exhibitors to be considered.