Bakers Journal

Podcast: One-on-one with Robyn Haley of Erwin’s Fine Baking on the Own A Bakery contest

August 21, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Bakers Journal editor Colleen Cross speaks with Robyn Haley, co-owner with her husband Shawn Haley of Erwin’s Fine Baking & Delicatessen in Kamloops, B.C.


Robyn and Shawn Haley, co-owners of Erwin’s Fine Baking & Delicatessen, in Kamloops, B.C., are looking to retire. Wanting to cover their retirement and also to give other entrepreneurs a strong start in the business, they devised a skills-based contest to identify the ideal candidate or candidates who can carry on the legacy of the 52-year-old bakery.


In this podcast you will learn about:

  • Memorable moments at Erwin’s
  • Challenges
  • Robyn’s favourite products
  • Why the Haleys dreamed up the Own A Bakery Contest
  • What skills it takes to operate an independent community bakery


Learn more about Erwin’s and its succession competition at


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