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Pizza has its own day, and so does chocolate. Today, the bagel was recognized and registered in Chase’s Calendar of Events as having its own national day.
Electrolux Professional announced organizational changes in January to help fully integrate the Grindmaster-Cecilware team into the Electrolux Professional organization and align the new organization for focused growth.
Kwik Lok Corporation and Idaho Package Company (IPAK) have signed a distribution agreement which authorizes IPAK to sell Kwik Lok closure products, closures and closure labels, in Idaho and eastern Oregon. 
From the boom in starred hotel restaurants to confectioner's shops and coffeehouses dynamically merging with mixology, the hospitality sector is growing to meet the needs of an expanding market.
Audrey St. Onge has been named President & chief executive officer of Lallemand’s North American Bakers Yeast Business.
The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ has opened the application process for the 2019 Best in Baking awards program.
The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will be opening its doors at the Las Vegas Convention Center between September 7 through to September 11, 2019.
Richardson International Limited announced an agreement with Conagra Brands, Inc. for the purchase of Wesson, a leading U.S. retail brand of canola and vegetable cooking oils.
Following a guilty plea, Weston Bakeries Ltd. was fined after an employee was critically injured being caught in a conveyor belt.
Cargill and Axéréal announced their intention to enter into an agreement under which Cargill will sell its malt business to Axéréal’s malt subsidiary, Boortmalt.
The Canadian Wheat New Crop Missions 2018 are taking place over six weeks and includes missions to 17 top markets for wheat and durum. The current market is difficult for durum growers, as prices are well below the cost of production.
Barry Callebaut, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced that as of December 6th that 44 per cent of the cocoa and 44 per cent of the other ingredients that they use for its products are sustainably sourced. 
Corbion, global supplier of sustainable bio-based food and biochemical ingredients, has signed on as a member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), through which major industry players in the region are collaborating to create a greener palm oil supply chain.
Rational North America announced today that the Rational North American Distribution Centre shipped a record-breaking 10,000 SelfCookingCenter® Combi ovens to customers across the United States and Canada. 
In 1993 Hydrosol entered the market with just one product. Since then, this Stern-Wywiol Gruppe subsidiary has grown to become an internationally leading provider of system solutions in the ingredients business.
Pantone announced its Colour of The Year for 2019, and it's perfect for icing, cupcakes and macarons.
Restaurants Canada has just released a carefully curated list of the top food and dining trends you can expect to see at the 2019 Restaurants Canada Show (The RC Show.)
Fairtrade International will raise the Fairtrade Minimum Price for conventional cocoa from $2,000 to $2,400 per metric tonne at the point of export (FOB), marking a 20 per cent increase. For organic cocoa, the Fairtrade price will be $300 above the market price or the Fairtrade Minimum Price, whichever is higher at the time of sale.
Comax Flavors announced the opening of two new facilities in China: On is a R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai and the other a flavour manufacturing facility in Huaibei City, Anhui Province.
Where consumers in 2018 were concerned with "disruptions" in the food industry, 2019 will be about "shifting," according to Nourish Marketing. The new trend report published by Nourish marketing noted that last year's ftrens were about disruption in the way we source and purchase food, changes in when and how we eat, and the the intersection of technology and food. The upcoming year appears to be focused larly on the shift from "mindful" eating to "virtuous consumption" from emotion eating towards more mindful, hunger-based food changes. Nourish's report states that there will be more focuses on gut health, as more consumers are becoming more interested in learning about the human microbiome. Last, the report discusses the effect that packaging and waste will have on consumers. As more awareness surrounds plastic usage and climage change, more clients are concerned about how their food system might be contributing to pollution. Reducing plastic bags and wasteful packaging were among the concerns that this study had mined.  The overal trend for sugar, and flour will likely remain the same, however, interest in how and where ingredients were sourced will change, as blockchain is making information more accessible for consumers and bakeries alike. Nourish's trend report can be read here: http://www.nourish.marketing/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/the2019trendreport-nourish-AGRI-digital.pdf

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