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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.
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

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