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June 18, 2008, Toronto - According to the latest from Statistics Canada, the average pre-tax profit margin in Canada’s foodservice industry rose slightly from 3.8 per cent in 2005 to 4.3 per cent in 2006. Read the full story from the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. | READ MORE
June 18, 2008, Toronto - According to the latest from Statistics Canada, the average pre-tax profit margin in Canada’s foodservice industry rose slightly from 3.8 per cent in 2005 to 4.3 per cent in 2006. Read the full story from the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. | READ MORE
June 18, 2008, Roanoke, VA - Maple Leaf Bakery is expanding its Roanoke plant, with an investment of $9.5 million in new equipment and at least 40 new jobs created.
June 17, 2008, Nanaimo, B.C. — Malaspina University-College is going through a name change. Earlier in April, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced the school would become a university, known as Vancouver Island University (VIU).
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Malaspina University-College gets a name change Malaspina University-College is receiving a name change. Earlier in April, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced the school would become a university, known as Vancouver Island University (VIU).
Sponsored by the Ontario Chapter of the Baking Association of Canada, we present the winners and some of the other outstanding entries in the Decorative Bread Contest.
In our June issue, we feature a number of articles on going green — from a lesson in biofuels, to green pest control ideas, to an interview with the owner of what's probably the world's first entirely green bakery, Birdbath, located in New York. What do you think about the move to go green?
June 11, 2008 - We're currently working on our third annual Bakers Journal recipe collection, this one titled Flavours of Canada. Professional bakers of the country, we're looking to feature you!
June 9, 2008, Toronto - Toronto’s Stonemill Bakehouse celebrated its switch to green power last week with owner and president Gottfried Boehringer flipping a symbolic green switch in a ceremony held at the bakery.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Wheat rises with dry weather in Australia Wheat rose on speculation dry weather in the eastern growing areas of Australia, the world's third- largest exporter, will hurt recently seeded plants, according to this article on Bloomberg.com.
Exit planning ensures smooth and prosperous business transfer.
Bill Clay, of Malaspina University, B.C., Tracey Muzzolini, of Saskatoon, Sask., and Didier Julien, of Halifax, N.S., as Team Canada, have been extended a special invitation by the president of Europain to demonstrate their breadmaking skills during the first day of the exhibition on March 29th, 2008, in Paris, France.
A fly in one’s soup is disgusting, but finding a bolt in one’s bun will do more than just “bug” your customer -- it could lead to serious injury, a product recall, lawsuit and/or lost business (although contamination by pests can have similar consequences).
You don’t need me to tell you these are difficult times to be a baker. You’re facing price increases in everything from the gas you use to fuel your delivery truck, to the flour you put in your mixing bowl, to the eggs you whip up into meringue pies.
A look at Dominique and Cindy Duby’s latest cookbook, Wild Sweets Chocolate (Whitecap Books, 2007, $40).
WEB EXCLUSIVE A Wild Mix of Ingredients A review of Dominique and Cindy Duby’s latest cookbook, Wild Sweets Chocolate (Whitecap Books, 2007, $40).
From demonstrating to competing to walking the show floor: a number of sights and scenes from the ultimate European trade show.
In light of the recent sale of Toronto’s Ace Baker to an American private equity firm, we offer a reprint of our 2003 profile of the business.
For the first time ever at Bakery Showcase, Team Bake Canada will be strutting its stuff, demonstrating some of its unique products, talking about what it was like to train for the Louis Lesaffre Cup, and, more recently, what it was like to do demos at Europain in Paris. What do you think about Team Bake Canada? How do you think a team such as this can benefit the baking industry in Canada, both here at home and on the international baking scene? Is the team just wasting its time?
April 11, 2008, Toronto - The owners of ACE Bakery, one of Toronto’s best-known and best-loved bakeries, have sold the business to Glencoe Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm.

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