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March 25, 2015, Chicago, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Group Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans today to merge in a deal that would create the third-largest packaged food business in the United States, as well as a major supplier of products to restaurants and foodservice companies. | READ MORE
March 24, 2015, Toronto -- Canada Bread Co., Ltd. has announced plans to close its Halifax, N.S., bakery. The 4,645-square-metre facility employs about 105 workers and produces sliced breads and English muffins primarily under the Ben’s, Dempster’s, Villaggio and private label brands. | READ MORE
March 23, 2015, Fargo, N.D. -- Healthy Food Ingredients LLC, the parent company of SK Food International, announced it has merged SK Food with Hesco/Dakota Organic Products. The merger was effective on Dec. 24, 2014.
March 19, 2015, Sonoma, Calif. -- Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2016 has been selected after a series of rigorous auditions.
March 18, 2015, Toronto – The Canadian restaurant industry expanded for the fifth straight year in 2014, growing to $72 billion in annual sales and 1.2 million employees across the country.
March 18, 2015, Calgary -- Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce an investment of $150,000 in 11 winter wheat-related research and development (R&D) projects that will build on agronomic practices to improve returns for farmers. The combined investment from all funding partners is $2.2 million over four years.
March 18, 2015, Toronto -- The Baking Association of Canada (BAC) is gearing up for its upcoming Bakery Congress 2015, May 31-June 1 at Palais des congrès de Montréal. This is Canada’s only baking industry specific trade show and conference this year and is produced by BAC in conjunction with Le Conseil de Boulangerie Québec (CBQ).
March 17, 2015, Boise, Idaho -- Post Holdings becomes the latest in a long line of food companies to lay off workers and shutter manufacturing facilities. | READ MORE
March 17, 2015, Minneapolis, Minn. -- General Mills is being sued by a group of Minneapolis residents over its poor waste disposal of toxic cleaning solvents at an old R&D center more than 50 years ago. | READ MORE
March 16, 2015, St. Louis, Mo. -- AB Mauri, a global company that supplies the food and baking industries with high-quality yeast and bakery ingredients, dedicated its North America headquarters in the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday, March 12.
March 12, 2015, Vancouver – The government of British Columbia is taking a slow and steady approach by raisingthe hourly general minimum wage to $10.45 on Sept. 15, according to Restaurants Canada.
We dipped into the Bakers Journal archives to serve up glimpses of the ever-changing Canadian baking industry.
March 12, 2015, Grandview, Mo. -- Corbion Caravan's Grandview, Mo., manufacturing facility experienced an explosion in the early morning hours of March 11, 2015.
March 11, 2015, Westchester, Ill. – Ingredion Inc., a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Penford Corp., a U.S.-based leader in specialty ingredients for food and non-food applications.
Major milestones have a way of making us look back. Bakers Journal turns 75 this year, and we’re taking a look at what the baking business was like in the magazine’s early days.
I must confess that, much like any computer-bound worker in the 21st century, I surf the web when boredom sets in and procrastination’s siren song beckons. But instead of the latest celebrity gossip, I turn to more esoteric sites like Billing itself a “computational knowledge engine,” it’s like Google on steroids.
March 5, 2015, Toronto – Canadian restaurateurs, caterers, bar owners, manufacturers, distributors and other foodservice providers congregated at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place from March 1 to 3 to check out the latest products and hear from food industry experts on a variety of topics.
March 2, 2015, Toronto – Pizza Pizza Ltd. senior vice-president Paul Methot was elected chairman of the board of Restaurants Canada for 2015-2016 at the association’s annual meeting on Monday.
March 5, 2015, New York -- CoffeeCon may be the world's biggest consumer coffee tasting, which means each of those samples is custom brewed to the highest standards moments before you drink them.
March 4, 2015, Toronto – Restaurants Canada welcomes Jeremy Bonia, sommelier/owner of Raymonds in St. John’s, to its board of directors. He was elected on Monday at the association’s annual general meeting in Toronto.
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