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March 16, 2017 -- The Baking Association of Canada’s Bakery Congress returns to Vancouver, B.C., April 23-24.
Are ice-cream makers and confectioners the rising stars of food and cooking shows? Figures and trends observed by HostMilano – one of the world’s top events for equipment, coffee and food – confirm so.
March 14, 2017, PORTLAND, Ore. -- Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour made from wheat grown with no-till practices, it also sells the story of no-till, a farming method that eliminates the significant climate-warming carbon releases caused by plowing. | READ MORE
March 7, 2017 -- Grupo Bimbo, which owns Canada Bread Co. Ltd., has acquired a Colombia-based frozen bakery firm, Panattiere, CEO Daniel Servitje announced during the recent financial results conference call.
March 7, 2017, TORONTO -- Canada Bread Co. Ltd. a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., has completed the acquisition of the total shares of Stonemill Bakehouse Ltd. located in Toronto.
March 6, 2017 -- A baker from Canada has won a top title at the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. 
March 3, 2017, TORONTO – We all have a special restaurant moment. What’s yours? For Canada 150, Restaurants Canada is launching Making Moments, a campaign to collectively celebrate and share the unique role that restaurants play in the everyday lives of Canadians.
March 3, 2017, GLACE BAY, N.S. -- A new bakery on McKeen Street in downtown Glace Bay is yet another sign of the revitalization of the business core, according to the local development association. | READ MORE
March 1, 2017, TORONTO – Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. has acquired a U.S.-based muffin business.
Feb. 27, 2017, TORONTO – Craft beer isn’t going anywhere. For the third year in a row, this potent potable is the No. 1 hot trend in Restaurants Canada’s annual Canadian Chef Survey.
I know, I know. I lived in Canada long enough to know that Canadians are not, in general, a boastful people – despite being responsible for myriad noteworthy feats across a dizzying array of human endeavours.
Feb. 22, 2017, TORONTO -- Canada Bread Co. Ltd. plans to close its bakery in St-Côme-Linière, Que., May 19. Products made at the St-Côme-Linière bakery can be baked at other bakeries in Quebec where there is available capacity.
Feb. 16, 2017, DELTA, B.C. -- Inspired by Happiness, launched by The Original Cakerie, announced that its latest product, Cravin' for Cookies & Cream Layered Cake, has been recognized as the No. 1 Product of the Year in the Dessert category in a TNS Consumer Survey of Product Innovation by over 40,000 consumers. | READ MORE
Feb. 14, 2017, KITCHENER, Ont. – A local food company is expanding to meet growing demand for tempeh, a gut health-friendly soy food popular in healthy cuisine. Henry’s Tempeh has just moved into new facilities in Kitchener and is expanding its processing capabilities to boost its production. | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2017, LONDON, Ont. -- It’s back to business at the historic Arva Flour Mill following a 10-month battle with the Ministry of Labour. Last spring, the mill was forced to cease operations after an inspector deemed it unsafe. | READ MORE
Feb. 7, 2017 -- Gluten-free bakers will be rising to the challenge in a new section of the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, on March 4.
Feb. 7, 2017, NANAIMO, B.C. -- Students in the professional baking and pastry arts program at Vancouver Island University are training on the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment available, thanks to a generous donation from MONO Equipment, in partnership with RF Bakery Equipment.
Ottawa – Children and youth are bombarded with advertisements for unhealthy products, influencing their food and beverage choices, negatively affecting their health and setting up conflict at home, Heart & Stroke says in a new report.
Feb. 1, 2017, MONTREAL – Bridor, a North American leader in bread and Viennese pastries for retail sale and the food service industry, is investing $40 million to double the size of its Boucherville, Que., baking facility. The expansion will allow Bridor to increase the plant’s production capacity by 80 per cent and generate employment growth in the area.
As January rolls around there is always a sense of new beginnings and endless possibilities. People resolve to hit the gym and live better lives, and business owners are bursting with excitement about what the new year will bring. For the baking industry, shops set their sights on improving production efficiency and developing new products to appeal to their consumers’ tastes.
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