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The Puratos sourdough library specializes in strains of naturally fermented yeast cultures from around the world. This unique library houses samples of flour, water and starter from various countries, in an attempt to research the global biodiversity of sourdough bread.
Mattson’s Integrated Consumer Insights (ICI) released a U.S. study that indicated consumers responded better to food labelled “plant-based,” rather than “vegan.”
On Tuesday, April 17, Cacao Barry invited 12 chefs to use cacao and chocolate in innovative ways. 
Arthur Handtmann, president of the Handtmann Group advisory board, passed away on Saturday, April 14 in Biberach, Germany.
SEATTLE, WA — Etienne Patout became Theo Chocolate’s CEO and member of the board of directors.
Melville, NY – Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ preferences towards bread products.
Is your bakery ready for National Grilled Cheese Day?
Montreal, QC  — Top food innovators from North America will be competing for funding at FoodBytes!, a food and agriculture pitch competition that encourages networking among sustainable food industries.
Toronto – The Bakery Showcase two-day event will be held Sunday April 29 and Monday April 30, 2018
Mississauga, ON – Some of the world’s largest food companies have joined Walmart’s campaign to fight the hunger crisis in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign is now in its fifth year in the U.S. and second year in Canada.
Hershey, PA – The Hershey Company has announced that they are “committed to source 100 per cent certified sustainable cocoa by 2030,” on their corporate website.
Calgary, AB – This past March, Calgary hosted the Pastry Chef Showcase, organized by the Pastry Chef Guild of Alberta.
Arnhem, Netherlands – Dutch market research company, Innova Market Insights, forecast strong colour vibrancy as a top trend in the food industry for 2018.
OAKVILLE, ON – Tim Hortons, the iconic Canadian chain, revealed plans to revitalize its restaurant design.
Streetsville, ON – Team members at the local Ardent Mills Flour Mill who are helping the Ministry of Natural Resources and Fishery (MNRF) protect the Credit River, designated as “sanctuary land” from poaching.
Toronto -A Mississauga-area bakery was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The Deloitte sponsored competition is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices.
Despite health consciousness among consumers, the world still loves baked goods. According to a global market research study by Mordor Intelligence, saltier flavour options and organic foods may provide a future growth opportunities.
When German expats Frieda Brandt and Andi Ingenfeld moved to Canada in 2006, they did so with a clear vision and purpose in mind: opening their own bakery. The husband-and-wife duo put down roots in Winnipeg, a city with a large German population but little to no German bakeries. The odds were in their favour.
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.

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