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April 19, 2017, TORONTO – Lachine, Que.-based Boulart, one of North America’s premier industrial artisanal bakeries, dominated the 2017 National Restaurant Association’s Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, winning three awards – the most of any nominee this year.
April 17, 2017 -- While you're at Bakery Congress 2017, April 23-24 in Vancouver, B.C., be sure to visit the demo feature area on the trade show floor to see presentations by students and instructors at Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Island University.
April 10, 2017, TORONTO – The restaurant industry welcomes the new Canada Free Trade Agreement, unveiled on Friday, as it is more inclusive.
April 9, 2017, ATLANTA, Ga. -- CSM Bakery Solutions, a global leader in bakery ingredients, products and services, on Friday announced its intention to sell its BakeMark business.
April 9, 2017 -- The investment firm that owns Krispy Kreme, among other major companies, is purchasing Panera Bread Co. for $315 per share in cash and the assumption of $340 million in debt. The deal is valued at approximately $7.5 billion.
April 6, 2017, SCARBOROUGH, Ont. — Commercial kitchen equipment takes the place of televisions at the entrance of the new Costco Wholesale Business Centre.
April 4, 2017, TORONTO – Three outstanding leaders and innovators from Canada’s foodservice industry were recognized with a Restaurants Canada Award of Excellence at last month's Restaurants Canada Show in Toronto.
Ah, Vancouver. The site of Bakery Congress 2017. It’s a place I last visited about five years ago – way too long!
Anuga, the world’s leading food fair for the retail trade and the foodservice and catering markets, will take place Oct. 7-11, 2017, at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Here are five reasons to attend.
March 28, 2017 -- A cake made by Anna Elizabeth Wawzonek of Vancouver has been chosen as the Satin Ice Cake of the Month. 
March 23, 2017, REGINA, Sask. -- Restaurants Canada says the Saskatchewan government has created an unfair playing field for the province’s struggling restaurant industry by adding an increased PST to food purchased from restaurants, while the same or similar food items at grocery stores remain tax-free.
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.
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