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editor's note

September 2019 / Issue 8

THE HOLIDAY ISSUE:

the case for cookies
People are always asking me: What's the next cupcake? What's

In 2019 alone, Insomnia Cookies has opened 12 locations, and

the next donut? I love the fact that I get to travel across the

plans to open more before the year ends. I call Insomnia the

country and visit with passionate retail bakers who truly are

Jimmy John's of the cookie business. There's a lot of growth

the most inventive people on the planet. You make the magic.

potential.

I try to connect the dots. And based on recent observations
and plenty of statistical-based insights, I am here to tell you

Now let's look at the gourmet factor. Luxury brands are in. To

that cookies are poised for big growth ahead. Consumers love

be successful in retail bakery, you need to carve a niche that

portable, hand-held sweets, especially nowadays. Cupcakes

enables your business to stand out as something truly special.

took the country by storm a decade ago, and lately gourmet

You'll find Exhibit A on the cover of this month's issue. Since it

donuts gained tremendous popularity. So why cookies? Why

first opened in 1994, Levain Bakery has built a reputation for

now? For one, cookies are already baked by 89% of retail

baking the best cookies you'll ever taste. As of today, they only

bakeries in America, according to our latest research. Further,

make four cookie flavors. People line up outside Levain's five

consumers (especially younger ones) are going crazy over

retail stores to buy them. Or they have them delivered locally.

delivery. And that explains why a new crop of specialty bakeries

Or customers nationwide order them online. Levain's ecom-

that specialize in delivering cookies is popping up everywhere.

merce business keeps growing. It's no wonder Levain received
a big investment in 2018 from growth equity firm Stripes Group,

A decade ago, Insomnia Cookies was barely on the radar. Now

"enabling us to expand our vision at a faster pace," Levain

it has 158 locations nationwide in 40 states and the District of

Bakery co-founder Pam Weekes says. "We are so excited about

Columbia. Insomnia Cookies is dedicated to late-night delivery.

the amazing opportunities."

JOHN UNREIN

j unrei n@ so sland .co m

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of bake - September 2019

bake - September 2019
Editor's Note - THE HOLIDAY ISSUE: The Case for Cookies
Contents
Management - Micro Holidays
Technical Corner - DIGESTIVE Health Solutions
Practical Marketing - Strengthening COMMUNITY
Equipment - Decorating Tools
Levain Tops the Charts
ABOUT LEVAIN BAKERY’S OWNERS
Engaging the Experience
Cafe Clout
Sustainability in the Fields
What's Trending
Chocolate & Decorating - INNOVATIONS ON STAGE
Cakes - A Fresh Take on Cupcakes
Sweet Goods - LIMITED-EDITION DONUTS
TASTE OF DONUTS FESTIVAL
Breads - Pretzels on a Roll
PREVIEW OF EUROPAIN 2020
Pastries - INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
NATIONAL HONEY MONTH
Foodservice - The Digital Guest Experience
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Formula of the Month
BakeMark's Panaderia - September 2019
CARTA DE INTRODUCCIÓN - CONTENIDO
INTRODUCTORY LETTER - CONTENTS
PAN Y HORNEO - Pancitos y Panes para el Desayuno
PASTELES Y DECORACIONES - Collages Creativos de Color
EL PODER DE SER FRESCO
PERFILES - PANADERÍA LA CENTRAL
EL RANCHO GILBERT
CARNICERÍA DEL RANCHO
LA ESTRELLA PANADERÍA
SUPER CARNICERÍA LOS ALAMOS
RECETAS DESTACADAS
SOLUCIONES CON PRODUCTOS DE BAKEMARK
BREAD AND BAKING - Breakfast Breads & Muffins
CAKES AND DECORATING - Creative Collages of Color
THE POWER OF FRESH
PROFILES - PANADERÍA LA CENTRAL
EL RANCHO GILBERT
CARNICERÍA DEL RANCHO
LA ESTRELLA PANADERÍA
SUPER CARNICERÍA LOS ALAMOS
FEATURED RECIPES
PRODUCT SOLUTIONS FROM BAKEMARK
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bake - September 2019 - Editor's Note - THE HOLIDAY ISSUE: The Case for Cookies
bake - September 2019 - 4
bake - September 2019 - 5
bake - September 2019 - Contents
bake - September 2019 - 7
bake - September 2019 - Management - Micro Holidays
bake - September 2019 - 9
bake - September 2019 - Technical Corner - DIGESTIVE Health Solutions
bake - September 2019 - 11
bake - September 2019 - Practical Marketing - Strengthening COMMUNITY
bake - September 2019 - 13
bake - September 2019 - Equipment - Decorating Tools
bake - September 2019 - 15
bake - September 2019 - Levain Tops the Charts
bake - September 2019 - 17
bake - September 2019 - 18
bake - September 2019 - 19
bake - September 2019 - ABOUT LEVAIN BAKERY’S OWNERS
bake - September 2019 - 21
bake - September 2019 - 22
bake - September 2019 - 23
bake - September 2019 - 24
bake - September 2019 - 25
bake - September 2019 - Engaging the Experience
bake - September 2019 - 27
bake - September 2019 - 28
bake - September 2019 - 29
bake - September 2019 - 30
bake - September 2019 - 31
bake - September 2019 - Cafe Clout
bake - September 2019 - 33
bake - September 2019 - 34
bake - September 2019 - 35
bake - September 2019 - 36
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bake - September 2019 - 38
bake - September 2019 - 38a
bake - September 2019 - 38b
bake - September 2019 - 38c
bake - September 2019 - 38d
bake - September 2019 - 38e
bake - September 2019 - 38f
bake - September 2019 - 38g
bake - September 2019 - 38h
bake - September 2019 - 38i
bake - September 2019 - 38j
bake - September 2019 - 38k
bake - September 2019 - 38l
bake - September 2019 - 38m
bake - September 2019 - 38n
bake - September 2019 - 38o
bake - September 2019 - 38p
bake - September 2019 - 39
bake - September 2019 - Sustainability in the Fields
bake - September 2019 - 41
bake - September 2019 - 42
bake - September 2019 - 43
bake - September 2019 - 44
bake - September 2019 - 45
bake - September 2019 - What's Trending
bake - September 2019 - 47
bake - September 2019 - Chocolate & Decorating - INNOVATIONS ON STAGE
bake - September 2019 - 49
bake - September 2019 - Cakes - A Fresh Take on Cupcakes
bake - September 2019 - 51
bake - September 2019 - 52
bake - September 2019 - 53
bake - September 2019 - 54
bake - September 2019 - 55
bake - September 2019 - Sweet Goods - LIMITED-EDITION DONUTS
bake - September 2019 - 57
bake - September 2019 - TASTE OF DONUTS FESTIVAL
bake - September 2019 - 59
bake - September 2019 - Breads - Pretzels on a Roll
bake - September 2019 - 61
bake - September 2019 - PREVIEW OF EUROPAIN 2020
bake - September 2019 - 63
bake - September 2019 - NATIONAL HONEY MONTH
bake - September 2019 - 65
bake - September 2019 - Foodservice - The Digital Guest Experience
bake - September 2019 - 67
bake - September 2019 - 68
bake - September 2019 - 69
bake - September 2019 - Product Showcase
bake - September 2019 - 71
bake - September 2019 - Classifieds
bake - September 2019 - Ad Index
bake - September 2019 - Formula of the Month
bake - September 2019 - 75
bake - September 2019 - 76
bake - September 2019 - Blank - 1
bake - September 2019 - Blank - 2
bake - September 2019 - BakeMark's Panaderia - September 2019
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 2
bake - September 2019 - CARTA DE INTRODUCCIÓN - CONTENIDO
bake - September 2019 - INTRODUCTORY LETTER - CONTENTS
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 5
bake - September 2019 - PAN Y HORNEO - Pancitos y Panes para el Desayuno
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 7
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 8
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 9
bake - September 2019 - PASTELES Y DECORACIONES - Collages Creativos de Color
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 11
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 12
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 13
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 14
bake - September 2019 - EL PODER DE SER FRESCO
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 16
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 17
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 18
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 19
bake - September 2019 - PERFILES - PANADERÍA LA CENTRAL
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 21
bake - September 2019 - EL RANCHO GILBERT
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 23
bake - September 2019 - CARNICERÍA DEL RANCHO
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 25
bake - September 2019 - LA ESTRELLA PANADERÍA
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 27
bake - September 2019 - SUPER CARNICERÍA LOS ALAMOS
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 29
bake - September 2019 - RECETAS DESTACADAS
bake - September 2019 - SOLUCIONES CON PRODUCTOS DE BAKEMARK
bake - September 2019 - BREAD AND BAKING - Breakfast Breads & Muffins
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 33
bake - September 2019 - CAKES AND DECORATING - Creative Collages of Color
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 35
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 36
bake - September 2019 - THE POWER OF FRESH
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 38
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 39
bake - September 2019 - PROFILES - PANADERÍA LA CENTRAL
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 41
bake - September 2019 - EL RANCHO GILBERT
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 43
bake - September 2019 - CARNICERÍA DEL RANCHO
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 45
bake - September 2019 - LA ESTRELLA PANADERÍA
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 47
bake - September 2019 - SUPER CARNICERÍA LOS ALAMOS
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 49
bake - September 2019 - FEATURED RECIPES
bake - September 2019 - PRODUCT SOLUTIONS FROM BAKEMARK
bake - September 2019 - Pan - 52
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