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front linenews HEADLINES IN BAKERY & DELI & RETAIL RBA Roadshow in Chicago On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA) will launch the RBA Roadshow at Kendall College in Chicago. Designed to bring bakers, cake decorators, vendors, students and educators together, this one-day event is the first of several regional educational programs planned by the RBA in the coming months. For more information and to register, visit www.retailbakersofamerica. org/rba-roadshow-chicago-2012. Kendall College, one of Chicago’s top culinary schools, will serve as the location for the Dec. 2 event. The day will begin with bakery tours of three of Chicago’s renowned bakeries: Roeser’s Bakery, Delightful Pastries, and Dinkel’s Bakery. A boxed lunch of Europeanstyle sandwiches (made by Coupe de Monde de Boulangerie winner, Jory Downer of Bennison’s Bakery) will be provided, along with a vendor showcase running from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. In conjunction with the lunch/ vendor showcase, RBA will offer two tracks of education: one for cake decorating/baking and one for business. The classes will run from 1 -5 p.m. Following the educational portion of the day, RBA and CARBA will host a fabulous networking event (5-8 p.m.) with hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie and crudités made by Kendall College’s aspiring chefs. Adult beverages, of course, will be on the menu, too. The day will wrap up in the early evening to give attendees time to travel home — or go out on the town. With Michigan Avenue decorated for the holidays, it’ll be a great get-away before the ensuing holiday madness! Ken Jarosch, president of CARBA, says that Chicago was chosen as the RBA Roadshow launch point in part because, “Chicago is a great bakery town. We have numerous cupcake shops, boutique bakeries and traditional bakeries from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. CARBA has hosted several conventions over the years and the member bakers gladly welcome any baker into their shops. We are thankful for the very generous use of the Kendall College facilities, providing an ideal setting for the educational seminars, demos and interactions with vendors.” Pricing for the event is as follows: Flat Fee Price: tours, lunch, education and networking event: $125. À La Carte Option: tours and lunch — $50; education — $40; networking event — $50. The à la carte is a great option for bakery owners who would like to bring several employees from their bakeries. As an added bonus for attendees of the RBA Roadshow, both CARBA and RBA will offer halfoff annual memberships to those that purchase tickets for the event. Cedar’s Launches T.G.I.FRIDAY’S Dips Ward Hill, MA based Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc. (www. introduces a new line of T.G.I.FRIDAY’S licensed refrigerated dips. The entire line of 11-oz dips is Greek yogurt-based and consists of six flavors: Ultimate Spinach with Three Cheeses; French Onion; Jalapeño Artichoke & Cheese; Loaded Baked Potato; Signature BBQ with Roasted Red Pepper; and Buffalo Blue Cheese. The new line lets consumers enjoy their favorite T.G.I.FRIDAY’S flavor profiles at home while dipping into a healthy alternative. The T.G.I.FRIDAY’S Dips can also be used as spreads on sandwiches or in place of condiments. For questions and sample requests, please contact Aimee Tsakirellis, Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods director of marketing, at | 6 | inStorebuyer | November 2012 |

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Editor's Note - Innovation & Information
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Front line news - RBA Roadshow in Chicago
Cedar’s Launches T.G.I.FRIDAY’S Dips
Meiko Launches Unique Washer
Stop & Shop Opens LEED Store
The Innovators
Profiles - Ahold USA
Profiles - Walmart
Profiles - Safeway
Profiles - H-E-B
Profiles - Trader Joe's
Profiles - Wegmans
Profiles - Whole Foods Market
Profiles - Giant Eagle
Profiles - Hy-Vee
Profiles - Target
Profiles - Publix
Profiles - Kroger
Profiles - Schnucks
Profiles - Fresh & Easy
Profiles - Kings Food Markets
Profiles - The Fresh Market
Profiles - Harris Teeter
Profiles - Roundy's
Profiles - Meijer
Profiles - Fairway Market
Profiles - United Supermarkets
Profiles - Brookshire Grocery
Profiles - Cavier & Bananas
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Marketplace Network

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