In bakery, every ingredient matters. That’s why Cargill has an unmatched portfolio of bakery ingredients and services.
Put Our Ingredients to Work for You
We can help you put our ingredients to work with fresh ideas that save you time and money. From product development to applications to regulatory, let our world of resources help you deliver irresistible products.
We’ll work with you side-by-side to meet the label-friendly demands of today's bakery market. Our Master Baker, R&D experts and Innovation Centers are here to help you thrive.
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The people, ideas and imagination to help you succeed
To our customers in bakery manufacturing, we offer much more than high-quality ingredients. As our partner, you have access to some of the world’s most advanced research and development, technical and food science expertise.
Every day around the world, we collaborate with customers to help them solve problems, meet challenges and uncover new opportunities through:
Superior research, development and technical expertise
Cargill has technical development centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, providing the ability to develop and scale up customer solutions. Our scientists convert their knowledge to value, whether it is process development or shelf life testing with specific systems or finished products.
Rapid delivery of concepts, prototypes and formulations
Through collaboration with our technical experts, you can benefit from rapid delivery of concepts and prototypes for customer projects and consumer testing. Our applications expertise allows us to differentiate products with new formulations and commercial support.
Cargill’s technical service team supports new systems development, process data gathering and technical documentation to support finished products.
Comprehensive sensory, and pilot testing
Our pilot testing based product development delivers unique visual, taste, and texture appeal to make your products unique.
Our wheat quality assurance lab experimentally mills, analytically tests, and bake tests wheat and flour to ensure that our ingredients will meet your needs.
Nutrition, regulatory, supply chain and risk management
Cargill can assist with developing, implementing, and executing customized strategies to help you more efficiently and effectively manage price risk. Our risk management tools enable you to mitigate risk, stabilize pricing, and ultimately achieve greater predictability on your ingredient and operating costs. We have strategies for specific bakery ingredients, energy, or a broader scope – a basket to hedge your ingredient and operating spend. Cargill has supply chain and logistics management resources to help you achieve simplified supply chains, stronger supply chain partnerships and quantifiable cost savings.
Turning insights into innovative and new products
Our long history and marketing talent in food ingredients gives us a unique perspective on the bakery category and the consumer behaviors/trends that are driving it. We develop valuable insights to help our customers enhance their current products and create innovative new products that drive sales for their brands. What trends are impacting the bakery category?
With elevated food prices and an uncertain economic outlook, consumers are “trading down” by eating meals at home and concentrating on low-frills shopping. Private-label products are gaining ground on brands, and bakery snack purchases are dipping at convenience stores and in vending. But opportunities still abound, and you can grab them by refining your product mix to meet the changing needs of today’s bakery consumer.
This movement is growing beyond merely purchasing increasingly popular natural and organic products, to include such things as buying local. Bakery product manufacturers are responding by: using more sustainable production methods (e.g., limiting CO2 emissions) and minimizing “food miles”; using “Fair Trade” chocolates; donating a portion of profits to certain causes; and using recyclable and/or less packaging to reduce impact on the environment.
Explore bakery applications
We have the formulation capabilities to produce mixes for cakes, brownies, breads and other popular options.
Cakes & Pies
A superior portfolio of flours, chocolates, cocoas and oils and gluten free bases. Cargill is uniquely equipped to produce the results your business demands.
Cookies & Biscuits
Cargill offers a wide range of ingredients for cookies and biscuits including flour, cocoa and chocolate, soy proteins, sweeteners, oils & fats and a wide range of sweeteners.
Pancakes & Waffles
An outstanding portfolio of flours, oils, texturizers and sweeteners with superior freeze-thaw performance.
Flours, starches, oils, shortenings and more to develop satisfying pizza doughs with the sensory attributes and rise performance consumers prefer.
Quality flours, chocolates, sweeteners, icings and more. We can help you deliver the decadence consumers crave.
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Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.