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June 18, 2015, Edmonton – More than 800 business owners, managers, employees and customers have already signed an online petition calling on the government to modify its minimum wage plan.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, and CHICAGO — The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire the customer portfolio,  brands, recipes and manufacturing equipment of American Almond Products Co. Inc. | READ MORE
June 26, 2015, WINNIPEG -- Richardson International Limited today announced that it has purchased Margarine Golden Gate – Michca Inc., effective June 15, 2015. Golden Gate is a family-owned business that produces margarines and shortenings for the industrial, food service, retail and export markets. | READ MORE
Well, they did it. Team Canada made the long, arduous journey to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in May for the Americas division of the Louis Lesaffre Cup – a precursor to La Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (Bakery World Cup) next February at Europain in Paris – and after competing against the best bakers and pastry chefs from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and the host country, they returned victorious.
June 25, 2015, Vancouver, B.C. -- It's that time of year again! After experiencing another unseasonably warm and sunny winter, British Columbia's 800 blueberry farmers have been busy hand-picking the first berries of the season since June 20.
June 24, 2015, Toronto -- The Allergen Control Group (ACG), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), is proud to announce the addition of Allen Rekunyk to the team in the role of vice-president of business development.
June 23, 2015, Toronto -- The latest edition of the Bakery Congress 2015 Show on May 31-June 1 at Palais des congrès de Montréal was a resounding success, with a 30 per cent growth and 20 per cent rise in attendance.
While digital pioneers like some national pizza chains are recognized for well-integrated technology, overall relatively few consumers strongly agree that a restaurant they recently visited used technology to improve their experience, according to a recent white paper issued by market research firm Technomic. | READ MORE
June 18, 2015, Seattle, Wash. -- Starbucks Corp. plans to close all 23 La Boulange bakery-café units by the end of September, although the brand’s food will still be served at Starbucks coffeehouse locations, the company said on Tuesday. | READ MORE
June 18, 2015, ANOKA, Minn., and WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- DecoPac, Inc., the premier supplier of cake decorations to professional cake decorators and bakeries, this week announced that it has completed the acquisition of West Chester, Ohio-based Bakery Crafts, a privately held manufacturer of high-quality cake decorations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. | READ MORE
June 17, 2015, Chicago -- As part of its June “State of the Industry: Bakery” issue, Mintel provided a hand-picked selection of bakery products from its Global New Products Database that fit within several prevailing trends evident over the past year—trends that are likely continue to developing moving forward. | READ MORE
June 16, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a key step toward a complete ban on artificial trans fats Tuesday, saying that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe,” and giving food companies three years to remove artificial trans fats from their products. | READ MORE
June 15, 2015, Memphis, Tenn. -- Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Fleischmann’s Yeast production facility in Memphis, Tenn. Parent company AB Mauri, a global supplier of high-quality yeast and bakery ingredients, credits employees and the Memphis business community for the facility’s long-term success.
June 12, 2015, TORONTO -- Restaurants Canada chairman Paul Methot is pleased to announce that Donna Dooher has been appointed president and CEO of Restaurants Canada effective June 1. Dooher has been in the role on an interim basis since November 2014.
June 11, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Canada and Brazil have won the Louis Lesaffre Cup, thereby winning their tickets for the Coupe du Monde la Boulangerie (Bakery World Cup) at Europain in Paris next March. The Americas zone competition challenges set the scene for an emotionally charged event, and beautiful creations.
June 10, 2015, TORONTO -- On Sunday, June 7, Toronto's premier culinary event, Toronto Taste, took place lakeside, at Corus Quay, uniting the city's top chefs and beverage purveyors for a spectacular evening of delicious fare and refreshing drinks in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program.
June 9, 2015 -- An outbreak of avian flu in the U.S. Midwest has triggered egg rationing at grocery stores and quick-service chains in Texas. | READ MORE
June 9, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- The arrival of egg products from The Netherlands "may make up for about 10 per cent of the supply that’s been lost due to the impact of the avian influenza" in the United States, says the American Bakers Association. | READ MORE
June 5, 2015 -- Hostess Brands could see global expansion of Twinkies, Donnettes, et al. and an extremely strong bakery player emerge if a buyout transpires, warn analysts. | READ MORE
June 4, 2015, Thomasville, Ga. -- Flowers Foods will expand business further beyond soft white bread to align with changing consumer preferences and growth opportunities, its CEO says. | READ MORE
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