Baking & Snack - June 2018 - 12

Rolling with the changes


Time flies; that part of the adage is true. But in my experience, it doesn't really matter if you're having fun or in the
trenches. It just keeps racing by.
It seems like yesterday my kid was gearing up for preschool, the industry was heading to IBIE 2013 and we
were launching, the official website
that Baking & Snack shares with our sister publication,
Milling & Baking News. It was all new to us then, and
Baking & Snack didn't even have an editor dedicated to
the web.
But someone must've hit the fast-forward button
because Sosland is already hard at work as the official media provider for IBIE in 2019, and Baking & Snack and
Milling & Baking News just launched a new, improved on an all-new platform.
We've come a long way in five short years. As a
researched-based publication that focuses on everything happening inside a bakery plant, we have
learned that creating shorter, up-to-the-minute
content has been somewhat of a learning curve
for us. After all, we cover an industry that's
rooted in tradition and often slow to change.
But we've been doing our homework, and we
know the tides are going to turn as we usher in
a new generation of bakers and industry allieds.
While print is still the No. 1 way readers use our
magazine, digital is gaining ground, and today, we
stand ready.
We spent the better part of a year developing this new
site with readers in mind. We built in features such as
personalized content and enhanced search capabilities,

Paul Lattan
Publisher Emeritus
Mike Gude
Associate Publisher
Steve Berne
Director of Audience Development Michael Barbee
Audience Development Manager
Kay Hudspeth
Audience Development Specialist
Molly Brown
Director of Digital Media
Jon Hall
Digital Advertising Manager
Carrie Fluegge
Advertising Manager
Nora Wages
Advertising Assistant Manager
Erica Reyes
Design Services Manager
Sadowna Conarroe
Design Services Assistant Manager Ryan Alcantara
Production Specialist
Marj Potts
Senior Design Consultant
Becky White
Graphic Designer
Brian Peterman
Promotions Manager
Jim White
Promotions Media Designer
Abby Chronister
Sales Coordinator
Whitney Hartman

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not to mention a clean design, to make the user experience better than ever.
With dedicated digital media staff, we are constantly
developing ways to bring our in-depth editorial coverage
to life on the web. You can still count on our print publication to bring you the best educational tools from the
best in the industry. Just look at this month's plant feature, where Editorial Director Dan Malovany comes to
you from France and walks you through La Mie Caline.
And peruse through our technology features for the latest innovation in bar production, ranging from formulating and R&D through handling a multi-textured, sticky
dough for this product that's sweeping a multitude of categories in baked foods and snacks.
When you're done jotting down notes in the margins and earmarking your favorite pages, browse to see the latest videos, slideshows
and web exclusives, and look for new interactive enhancements to the features you see on the pages here.
Yes, time flies. My kid reminds me of that with every
passing school year, and your customers and consumers
are more than happy to remind you, too. As you find new
ways to change with them, we will remain your industry
partners every step of the way, and that was our motivation behind the new
Of course, as with any new startup, the website may
have the occasional kink to work out. Be patient with us,
but don't be afraid to reach out with your feedback as you
navigate it. Happy reading, clicking, tapping and learning!
- Joanie Spencer, editor

Joanie Spencer
Editorial Director
Dan Malovany
Managing Editor
Nico Roesler
Senior Editor
Charlotte Atchley
Digital Media Associate Editor
Anna Wiber
Associate Editor
Karlee Renkoski
Contributing Editors:
Donna Berry
Len Heflich
Jim Kline
Joe Stout

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