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Industry News 

Meet the winner of the Inspirational Bakery Contest

The winner of Founding Sponsors Ardent Mills’ inaugural Inspirational Bakery Contest (formerly known as the Jake the Baker) contest inspired the judges with its innovative pivot to survive. Watch it here:

Best Kind Bakery

Environmentally-conscious baking caught the Founding Sponsors Ardent Mills eye: From local deliveries, to tightly timed baking ensuring there was no food wasted, learn how Best Kind lives up to its name.

Ontario bakeries to expect more inspections

Ontario government is expanding inspections of manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres in an effort to curb COVID.

AMF Bakery Systems names new director of sales

The new sales director will support sales of AMF’s growing portfolio of bakery solutions for soft bread and bun, artisan bread, pizza and flatbread, cake and pie, as well as pastry and croissant production.

Palsgaard unveils new PGPR for chocolate makers

The company’s latest polyglycerol polyricinoleate reduces viscocity and optimizes flow for chocolate spreads and enrobed and moulded products.

Weston enters automatic share purchase plan

George Weston Ltd announced its entry to an automatic share purchase plan (“ASPP”) to repurchase its common shares under its normal course issuer bid.
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Food Banks Canada releases COVID-19 response fund impact report

Commercial bakeries, food industries and consumers alike came together in record numbers to help food banks across Canada during the first year of the pandemic. » Read more...

New CFO for Kwik Lok Corporation

Kwik Lok Corporation announced a new chief financial officer (CFO). » Read more...

Labour shortage and automation: Are cobots for your bakery?

Are cobots useful tools in reducing repetitive motion strain, or do they diminish the craft of baking? Join the food experts from Annex Business Media and Jamie Bobyk of Apex Motion Control as they discuss the controversy of automation. » Read more...

Ardent Mills completes acquisition

The company successfully completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hinrichs Trading Company, the North American chickpea sourcing, cleaning and packaging company. » Listen now...

Greece wins Masters of Pastry 2021

Giannis Tsichlis and Vagelis Kallioras have won the Masters of Pastry title for 2021. » Read more...
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