Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
October 5, 2006
Thomasville- Thomasville based Flowers Foods is one of the nation's leading producers and marketers of package bakery foods and today they unveiled a new line of specialty breads. Those breads are part of the Nature's Own line, and hit store shelves Thursday.
In 1977, Thomasville's Flowers Foods Bakery began producing Nature's Own, a line of bread with no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. The line grew to 10 varieties and now that line is adding six new loaves.
"We saw an opportunity to offer our consumers what we call our premium specialty bread which is a slightly denser bread, it had a different shape and all of our offerings now have a really high whole gain value," said Janice Anderson, Flowers Marketing V.P.
Market trends show more consumers are demanding nutritionally rich, heart healthy food.
"The new food guide pyramid that came out a year and a half ago has really given additional focus to whole grain opportunity," said Anderson.
New packaging also lets customers know the benefits up front.
"The package calls out the number of whole grain grams per slice and this one happens to have 24 grams per slice, the recommended daily allowance is 48 so a sandwich out of one of our new offerings and you've got your whole grains for a day," said Anderson.
Two of the six new loaves address another market trend, organic ingredients.
"Everyone at this point is not interested in organic, but the opportunity for organic is growing daily and weekly, there are more and more consumers becoming aware of the slight differences in organic," said Anderson.
While the new breads won't be made in Thomasville it will be produced in northern Georgia and hope to improve Nature's Own annual sales beyond 450 million dollars.
The six new breads can be found locally at Harvey's and Publix Supermarkets. They include, 100% Whole Wheat, All Natural 100% Whole Wheat, Organic, All Natural Honey Wheat, Organic, Hearty Oatmeal, 12-Grain, 9-Grain. Prices range from $2.99 to $3.29 a loaf.