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Latest bakery sector analysis from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Retail sales are expected to reach US$7.8 billion in 2026, suggests Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's recently updated statistics and analysis of the baking industry in Canada.


Podcast: Promoting your bakery through organic media

Promoting your bakery or baking business through organic media is a vital part of keeping existing customers and attracting new ones. Bakers Journal editor Colleen Cross speaks with Registered Dietitian and writer Jane Dummer to discuss ways your bakery can get the word out about its products and business.


Winnipeg's iconic KUB Bakery closes its doors amid rising costs, falling demand

KUB Bakery, a nearly century-old Winnipeg mainstay specializing in rye bread, has closed citing three major factors: the COVID-19 pandemic, a spike in grain prices due to the war in Ukraine and a porous labour market. A former employee, who now owns his own bakery in Selkirk, is considering buying the famous recipe and brand. CBC News reports. | READ MORE


Mintel announces food and drink trends for 2023

Mintel announced four key trends that will shape global food and drink industries in 2023, over the next five years and beyond.


 
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Concepts for Success: Five festive bakery promotion ideas for the holidays

Trying out new and original promotion ideas can help grow your business. In her latest column, Diane Chiasson offers plenty of ideas that are quick and easy to execute in your bakery. » Read More...
 
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Unique spins on classic holiday recipes

Consumers are hungry for foods that not only taste great but also make them feel good. Delicious gluten-free and keto-friendly recipes are more popular than ever, largely for their perceived nutritional qualities and surprisingly familiar flavours. Chef Kirk Borchardt shares unique spins on classic holiday recipes. » Read More...
 
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Baking industry reconnects at BAC Ontario Chapter holiday dinner

Toronto – It was a magical evening of socializing, catching up and reconnecting among Ontario's baking industry at the Baking Association of Canada's Ontario Chapter annual holiday dinner. Enjoy these highlights. » Read More...
 
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Bakery Showcase set for Vancouver in 2023!

The Baking Association of Canada is pleased to announce the next Bakery Showcase will take place May 14-15, 2023, in Vancouver. We look forward once again to welcoming the industry at that time to Canada’s premier baking industry event – the largest and only baking industry business-to-business trade show and conference produced in Canada. » Read More...
 
 
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Featured throughout are tips and tricks on baking with alcohol, serving suggestions for fun cocktail-cake parties, and yummy cocktail recipes to accompany your confections—plus a handy “Booze Meter” that tracks the total alcohol content in each of these decadent desserts Indulge yourself!
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Check out George Brown College's 2022 gingerbread house contest winners

George Brown College showcased a high calibre of student talent – and a high number of entries – at its annual gingerbread house contest, held in person in the college’s Atrium. Check out the impressive winning entries. » Read More...

Federal government presents bill to address supply chain and inflation troubles

As supply chain disruptions continue to add to the rising cost of living, Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra tabled a bill in the House of Commons on Nov. 17 to improve Canada’s supply chain and to make the transportation system safer, more efficient and more reliable. Canadian Manufacturing/Canadian Press report. » Read More...

UBC student wins Great Canadian Baking Show

The best amateur baker in Canada is from tiny Tsawwassen, B.C. Lauren Tjoe left it all on the kitchen counter and held nothing back in baking the piece de resistance that won her the title. Delta Optimist reports. » Read More...

Interview with Gael Watson of historical LaHave Bakery in Nova Scotia

Gael Watson shares the history of LaHave Bakery, a Nova Scotia business she has owned and operated since 1983, when she and her partners bought a circa 1901 building that had had seen much history. John DeMont interviews Watson for the Saltwire Network. » Read More...

 
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Six bakery holiday rush tips

The holiday season offers a huge opportunity for bakery retailers of all sizes. Diane Chiasson suggets six easy things you and your staff can do to prepare your bakery and bakers for the holiday rush. » Read More...

A primer on preservatives

Baked goods, like all other foods, must be safe when consumed. At the same time, they need to be of good quality, delivering excellent taste and texture. Learn how to ensure food safety and quality by using the correct additives. » Read More...

 
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SIGEP 2022

Jan. 21-25, 2023 | Rimini, Italy » Read More...

International Pizza Expo

March 28-30, 2023 | Las Vegas, Nev. » Read More...