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Edmonton pizzeria auctioning a year of dining with proceeds to support Ukraine

Pink Gorilla Pizzeria of Edmonton is auctioning off a “Dine for a Year” package with a total value of $1,000 to help support the people of Ukraine. The entire dollar amount of the highest bid is going to the support of the Canada Ukraine Foundation. iHeartRadio.com reports.

Pizza Expo 2022 offers discount to Canadians

Registration for the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas March 22-24 is open and organizers are offering a special rate for Canadian operators looking to attend the annual convention that celebrates the dynamic business of pizza.

Trends in Canadian food service in 2022 include experimenting with butter: Technomic

Food-service industry recovery will continue in 2022 and Canada will be just three per cent shy of pre-pandemic sales levels, suggests a new report from Technomic that predicts pizzeria and restaurant operators will need to focus on adapting strategies and finding innovative solutions as they navigate labour constraints, supply-chain challenges and shifting consumer behaviours.

Global mozzarella market to reach $47.3B by 2026: report

The worldwide market for mozzarella, estimated at US$33.9 billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a size of US$47.3 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent over the analysis period, suggests a new report by Reportlinker.com.

Pizzeria with nightly discotheque opens in Toronto

Pizza Wine Disco, a new pizzeria that transforms into a discotheque in the evenings, has opened in Toronto at 788 King St W., in Toronto. Narcity.com has posted photos that show the theme and atmosphere.

Ontario introduces general minimum wage for digital delivery workers

Ontario is introducing the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (Working for Workers Act 2), which would make it the first province to establish a minimum wage and other rights for digital platform workers who offer rides or deliver food and other items for companies such as Uber, Door Dash and Instacart.

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might impact the baking industry

American Bakers Association president and CEO Robb MacKie helps us understand how the Russian invasion of Ukraine might impact the baking industry in the United States. In an informative podcast, “Bake to the Future,” he also shares what he’s been hearing from bakers in Ukraine.

Restaurants manage high demand for delivery that eats away at profits

Whether restaurant owners like it or not, delivery is here to stay. Restaurants are trying to make this expensive service more efficient and profitable, and in some cases to convince customers to choose carryout or drive-thru instead. CNN Business reports.
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Video preview: Bakery Showcase 2022!

Bakery Showcase 2022 is set for April 10-11 at Toronto’s Congress Centre! Canada’s national baking industry event, presented by the Baking Association of Canada is a bustling trade show and conference featuring knowledgeable and inspirational speakers, education sessions, competitions and demonstrations to help your pizzeria thrive. Are you interested in new flours, ingredients, equipment and ideas for your pizzeria? Considering adding new thaw-and-serve items to your menu? Make connections, shop for products and find your next great idea! Check out this video for a taste of what the show has to offer! » Watch Video
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Women who lead: Two generations

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International Pizza Expo

March 22-24, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Bakery Showcase 2022

April 10-11, 2022
Location: Toronto
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Restaurants Canada Show 2022

May 9-11, 2022
Location: Toronto
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