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Toronto - Corus Entertainment has announced it is introducing the Cooking Channel in Canada on December 12, 2016. From the creators of Food Network, Cooking Channel is a 24-hour network that caters to food lovers.
Cleveland - A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers in collaboration with Nestlé Research Center conducted one of the largest controlled studies of its kind on whole grains. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition, suggest that whole grains can be a key regulator of blood pressure, and could provide an effective nutritional strategy to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths and disorders. | READ MORE
Mississauga - Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire The Stirling Creamery Ltd. effective November 1. Located in the village of Stirling, Ont., Stirling Creamery is known for its artisanal natural and flavoured butters. Established by the West family in 1925, Stirling has been owned and operated by Butterball Farms (U.S.) since 2006.
Toronto - Dedicated to sourcing natural, local and organic ingredients, Toronto-based Mabel's Bakery & Specialty Foods Inc. has experienced strong growth and now the company has been recognized for its efforts by ranking number 232 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 list.
Las Vegas - Held every three years, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the most anticipated event for the grain-based food industry in North America, and the 2016 edition held October 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center exceeded past shows drawing a larger number of exhibitors and attracting attendees from over 100 countries.
Winnipeg - The independent Prairie Flour Mills Ltd. operation near Winnipeg is beginning an $18 million expansion of its flour milling plant to accommodate demand for more organic and conventional wheat flour, reports the Winnipeg Free Press. | READ MORE
Colorado - MycoTechnology, based in Colorado, has developed a food processing technique using the fibrous roots of Shiitake mushrooms to produce an alternative protein, being called PureTaste. The powder contains 79 per cent protein by dry weight, reports Food Navigator. | READ MORE
Richmond Hill, Ont. - Brothers Michael and Martin Givens, co-owners of La Rocca Creative Cakes in Richmond Hill, Ont. are commemorating 30 years of business with the creation of what they're calling their Greatest Hits Cake, highlighting the company's fan-favourites in one multi-layered dessert.
OTTAWA—A new study released by the Conference Board of Canada reports that the Canadian food manufacturing industry is expected to post $4.3 billion in pre-tax profits this year, driven by U.S. and international demand. The Canadian economy may be sluggish, but the country’s food exports are humming along, reports | READ MORE
Mississauga, Ont. – The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show recently invited hot beverage industry buyers to sample the latest in coffee, tea and hot chocolate; examine brewing and dispensing equipment; and take note of trends.
Toronto - The U.S.-based warehouse superstore chain, Costco, with annual sales of close to $21 billion in Canada and 91 stores across the country, announced on its fourth quarter conference call with analysts that it will open seven new stores in fiscal 2017 — about double its annual rate, reports the Financial Post. | READ MORE
Toronto - In support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), ACE Bakery and quick service restaurant chain HERO Certified Burgers in Ontario have teamed up to encourage customers to "Think Pink, Eat Pink". From September 28through October 25, diners can visit any HERO Certified Burger location in Ontario and purchase a burger on an ACE Bakery pink bun—the buns get their colour from all-natural beet juice.
Toronto - Ace Bakery has launched the first far-reaching consumer ad campaign in the company's 23-year history. The “Discover Great Bread” campaign includes a 30-second TV spot airing in the Greater Toronto Area that centres on Ace’s white baguettes, reports Marketing magazine | READ MORE
Members of a European committe on the environment, public health and food safety have voted to propose limits on industrial trans fatty acids (TFAs), reports | READ MORE
Montreal - The theme for the 2017/18 World Chocolate Masters competition has been announced, and as chocolateirs from around the world prepare to compete they will be encouraged to think ahead in time. As revealed, this year's theme is 'Futropolis'.
Results of a new survey released by the North American Organic Trade Association (OTA) reveals that millennial parents, those in the 18- to 34-year-old age range, are now the biggest group of organic buyers in America.
Toronto - Hamilton bakery owners Josie Rudderham and Nicole Miller have claimed the top $100,000 prize in the sixth Small Business Challenge contest, a nation-wide competition that celebrates Canadian entrepreneurs sponsored by Telus and The Globe and Mail.
Toronto - The owners of the Italian-inspired Eataly food marketplace experience have announced plans to open the first Canadian location in early 2019 as an anchor tenant of the newly-renovated Manulife Centre at the corner of Bloor and Bay Streets in Toronto's tony Yorkville area.
Washington, D.C. - Building on a platform started at the last edition of the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), this year IBIE 2016 will feature an expanded Innovation Showcase hosting 56 participants representing categories from ingredients and equipment to packaging and services. This year's showcase is 15 per cent larger than the inaugural showcase in 2013.
Atlanta - CSM Bakery Solutions has named Marianne Kirkegaard as president and CEO succeeding Robert Sharpe, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
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