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Industry News 

Podcast: The past, present and future of spelt

Learn about the history of spelt and ways it can be used today. Discover some surprisingly modern applications for this ancient grain.

Callebaut offering free chocolate courses during pandemic

The Callebaut Group established initiative to help chocolatiers and bakers during the COVID-19 lockdown, such as free chocolate making courses during the pandemic.

Bakery Showcase 2020 and quarantine

How the pandemic affected Canada’s premier baking industry trade show.
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OFL requests freeze on commercial rent evictions

The Ontario Federation of Labour stated that Bakeries and family-owned cafes are worried they may not be open after the quarantine lifts. » Read more

Ontario extends state of emergency

The Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. » Read more

AMF Bakery Systems welcomes Terry Bartsch

Bakers Journal extends its congratulations to Terry Bartsch, who will support business development and product line improvement for AMF Bakery Systems. » Read more

IDDBA report: April saw more bakery sales

Due in part to an increase in demand for “comfort foods,” there was also a marked increase in the demand for dairy products. » Read more
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Free data-modelling helps predict demand during COVID-19

A new data modelling tool is available from Crisp; it create more efficient supply chains and reduce common issues such as food waste, out-of-stocks, and discounted goods. » Read more...

Sales “spiked significantly” from #TakeOutDay

A month long hashtag activist movement helped the restaurant industry. Launched on April 15, it helped cafés and restaurants recoup some funds. » Read more...

Electrolux Professional wins another design award

The company recently won the Red Dot Design Award, an international competition aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business through excellent design. » Read more...

Easy gift cards for restaurants and bakeries

Customers can purchase e-gift cards to the restaurant of their choice, to be redeemed once the business reopens its doors. » Read more...