Doug Picklyk

Doug Picklyk

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Friday, 30 September 2016
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 FoodNavigator.com | READ MORE
Friday, 30 September 2016
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'.
Friday, 23 September 2016
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.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
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.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
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.
Monday, 19 September 2016
Atlanta - CSM Bakery Solutions has named Marianne Kirkegaard as president and CEO succeeding Robert Sharpe, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
The weather was perfect for the Ontario chapter of the Baking Association of Canada (BAC) annual fall golf tournament held on September 13 at the Station Creek Golf Club in Gormley, Ont. with a full slate of golfers taking part in the day-long event.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Wayne Bryant has rejoined Reiser Canada as their vice president of sales. In his new role, Bryant will lead Reiser Canada's sales team and be responsible for the continued sales growth of the company.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Toronto - W. Galen Weston has officially stepped down as executive chairman of George Weston Limited, handing the title to his son, Galen G. Weston, who becomes chairman, George Weston Ltd. while retaining his responsibilities as executive chairman and president, Loblaw Companies Ltd. Galen Weston Sr., 75, assumed executive control of George Weston Ltd. in 1974, when he succeeded his father. Over four decades as chairman, Weston oversaw the introduction of Canadian brands and retail concepts, including President's Choice, Joe Fresh, No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore. And Weston Foods is a North American leader in the  baking industry, producing fresh, frozen and specialty bakery products with over 40 facilities across North America employing over 6,000 employees with brands including Wonder and Ace Bakery. "Following my own father's tradition of stepping down at the age of 75, I see this as a good time to create space for the next generation," said W. Galen Weston in a company release. "I have absolute confidence in my son and the George Weston Ltd. board and leadership." Succeeding his father, Galen G. Weston, 43, becomes the fourth generation of family leadership. He has been executive chairman of Loblaw since 2006 and deputy chairman of George Weston Ltd. since March, 2016. W. Galen Weston's daughter, Alannah Weston, was appointed a director on the board earlier this year. "Reaching a fourth generation represents unique longevity among family-led firms, and my father's success over four decades sets a high bar for the next generation of our business," said Galen G. Weston in the company release. "We will benefit from the strong legacy traits of Weston companies, and my sister and I look forward to our father's continued guidance and support."

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