Doug Picklyk

Doug Picklyk

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Thursday, 30 March 2017
Ah, Vancouver. The site of Bakery Congress 2017. It’s a place I last visited about five years ago – way too long!
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
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.
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
This year Canada is throwing a year-long party to celebrate 150 years of Confederation, and whenever there’s a birthday you know there has to be a bakery involved somehow.
Monday, 05 December 2016
Toronto - Turmeric, plant proteins and meal kits will be in demand next year suggests a new 2017 Canadian Food Trends report released by Loblaw.
Friday, 02 December 2016
Mondelez International is shutting down a cookie factory that has been in Montreal for some 60 years. The factory's 454 employees were informed November 30 that the plant would be closing in one year. Mondelez operates five other factories in Ontario, but according to a report by CTV News the Montreal plant had the most expensive operating costs in North America. | READ MORE
Friday, 02 December 2016
Vancouver - Premium Brands Holdings Corp. of Vancouver has acquired Island City Baking and its affiliate Conte Foods for $20.3 million. 
Friday, 02 December 2016
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched its Food Labelling Modernization initiative in June 2013, and now the multi-part consultation approach is heading into its third phase, asking Canadians to comment on proposals like best before date format revisions, improving legibility of information and requiring more modern forms of contact information.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
For many, baking is used as a cure for stress, and now there may be some science to back that up. According to a new study in the Journal of Positive Psychology, a little creativity each day can lead to more happiness and personal satisfaction, reports Smithsonian.com | READ MORE
Friday, 25 November 2016
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. will be launching its new one-year full-time Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate Program. “Students are interested in this type of programming and the demand is coming from them,” notes Anthony Borgo, faculty champion for the program. “Baking has long been on the list of ‘desired’ college certificate and diploma programming.”
Friday, 25 November 2016
In late September, Hamilton, Ont. bakery owners Josie Rudderham and Nicole Miller received news they had won the top $100,000 prize in a nation-wide Small Business Challenge, a competition sponsored by Telus and The Globe and Mail. The Challenge accepted over 3,400 entries and narrowed the field to five semi-finalists, and it was Cake & Loaf Bakery who rose to the top.
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