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The last time a bakery product innovation revolutionized the industry, it was pre-sliced loaves of bread that convinced housewives in the late 1920s to stop baking it and start buying it. 
Should you blindly accept the same landlord-imposed terms and conditions as you agreed to initially when you negotiate your lease renewal? No. With proper and effective negotiation, bakery tenants can receive ample benefits – often including a rent reduction! Here are a few points to keep in mind.
Does your bakery need a website? In one word, the answer is yes – every bakery operation should have its own website. When people are looking for products and services, the first place they will look in on the web. Your bakery website needs to showcase your menu, contact information and directions.
Imagine your dream kitchen arranged just so, with a good flow and every tool and ingredient exactly where you need it. Look up and see a stash of formulas, cookbooks and manuals all within easy reach.
Get ready for an action-packed edition of Bakers Journal. We are ringing in spring with show spirit and more. Our April edition serves as your official show guide to Bakery Showcase, Canada’s annual event tethering discourse, innovation and isle by isle merriment to one grand gathering.
Melville, NY – Comax Flavors has released new market research on American consumers' behaviour towards baked goods. The study focused on cakes, cookies, donuts, muffins and pies.
London — Guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will toast the happy couple with a lemon elderflower cake created by celebrated pastry chef Claire Ptak, write staff. |READ MORE
Toronto – Apps that allow home chefs to sell dishes prepared in their personal kitchens have cropped up in Canada, but uncertainties about health regulations and the strength of consumer demand are raising questions about whether the business models are blue ribbon-worthy or half-baked fads. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Lusigny-sur-Barse, France – A baker in France who flouted the country's strict laws by staying open every day of the week during the busy summer season in 2017 was hit with a fine of €3,000, or about $4,819 Cdn. CNN reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government will invest more than $760,000 to help the Canadian seed industry improve and enhance the certification of seed crops, identify and assess risks and opportunities facing the industry, and expand seed trade in global markets.
Halifax – Younger Canadians are far more likely to be vegetarians or vegans than older generations, according to a survey that a researcher says is among the first of its kind. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Vanilla is a staple in any baker's pantry, but a recent confluence of events – a "perfect storm" – has led to an unprecedented spike in prices, with the cost of the ingredient rising to almost 20 times as much as it did a few years ago. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Geneva, Switzerland – Canada is contributing $250,000 Cdn to the Standards and Trade Development Facility in 2018 to help developing countries comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards and therefore access agricultural markets more easily.
Ottawa – Canadian pulse farmers are pondering if it is even worth planting peas and lentils this spring, as steep tariffs from their No. 1 customer cut deep into their profit margins. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Zwingenberg, Germany – Europe’s Dolce partnership, which consists of bioeconomy company Brain, natural product manufacturer AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH and plant-based ingredients developer Roquette, has identified 25 natural-based sweetening products for healthier food and beverages.
Edmonton – A new University of Alberta study will examine how the health of professional bakers is affected by exposure to flour. Prolonged exposure can lead to allergies and asthma, says the lead researcher. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has signed an agreement with Chase Merchant Services that will reduce American Express transaction rates for Canadian small businesses who are members of the association.
Toronto – Loblaw is bringing cricket protein to its grocery shelves under the company's President's Choice label. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Granada, Spain – A cereal-based bread enriched with soluble fibre, proteins and dried fruit may curb the appetite more than traditional breads and thus reduce food consumption between meals, researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have found. | READ MORE
Madison, WI – The International Dairy-Deli-Bake Association has announced a lineup of speakers that is sure to inspire and offer insight into business, trends, personal growth and success at its annual trade show.
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