PopUp Bagels raises $8 million in Series A round

From a pandemic-era pastime to the big leagues, PopUp Bagels announced it has closed its second round of capital funding. The $8 million capital raise will help the bakery grow its operations and expand its executive team.

red-striped croissants

4 retail baking trends for 2024

Multicolored viennoiserie breads, stylized desserts and new twists on classic comfort foods are just a few trends that can help retail bakers drive sales in the new year.

SusieCakes cupcakes decorated with breast cancer awareness ribbon

SusieCakes helps raise breast cancer awareness

The bakery has joined forces with Susan G. Komen to create the SusieCakes x Susan G. Komen Collection, which features limited-edition desserts as a way to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, treatment and education during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

collage of baked goods with the short and sweet logo

Sustainable Innovation

Short N Sweet Bakery & Cafe mills macadamia nut meal into flour to make its macapan-filled stollen bread, cranberry mac nut squares, chocolate truffle cookies and gluten-friendly menu items.

Hayley Nelson Eckert and Keaton Hale of Farmer Direct Foods

Farmer Direct Foods: Modern spin on a milling legacy

Cousins Hayley Nelson Eckert and Keaton Hale, VP of strategy and sales and VP of operations, respectively, at Farmer Direct Foods, are taking the grain and flour milling industry to the next level while honoring the Hale family’s legacy in Kansas wheat farming.