Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014 - (Page 10)

Business Fire damages Canada Bread baking plant in Ontario HAMILTON, ONT. - A Canada Bread plant was shut down on Nov. 24 after a fire, believed to be electrical in nature, broke out. The fire caused approximately $500,000 in damages, but no employees were injured. Sylvia Sicuso, manager of communications for Canada Bread, said production lines were up and running the morning of Nov. 26 and the bakery was fully operational. "While the production area of the bakery was not impacted by the fire, the facility underwent a full food safety and quality assurance inspection," Ms. Sicuso said. "Both the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and Hamilton Public Health inspected the facility and are confident that all food safety and quality assurance measures have been taken." Canada Bread, which was acquired by Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. in February, opened the Hamilton plant in 2011. It was billed as Canada's largest commercial bakery, comprising a Girl Scout Cookies enter digital age NEW YORK - Girl Scouts of the USA on Dec. 1 introduced Digital Cookie, which is designed to provide lessons about online marketing, app use and e-commerce to more than 1 million Girl Scouts. Digital Cookie, a new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program, will allow customers to buy cookies through two separate digital sales platforms depending on the market area. For one platform, girls will invite customers via e-mail to visit their personalized cookie web sites. Customers may order from the web sites. For the other platform, girls will use a mobile app that allows for credit card processing and direct shipping. The majority of the 112 Girl Scout councils nationwide are participating in Digital Cookie during the 2014-15 cookie 385,000-square-foot facility to make a variety of products, including white and whole wheat bread, buns, English muffins and tortillas. The Hamilton bakery replaced three of the company's five Ontario plants. These older facilities averaged 70,000 square feet in size and more than 50 years in age. The bakery represented an approximate $100 million investment by Canada Bread's previous owner, Maple Leaf Foods, to support the company's long-term growth as Canada's leading bakery and increase manufacturing efficiencies through scale and technology. The plant employs 300 workers. MBN season. Girl Scouts of the USA expects additional councils to join by the end of 2015. "For almost a century, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has been teaching girls to be leaders in the world of business and finance, and we intend to ensure that legacy continues in the digital age," said Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA. "Digital Cookie is a game-changer for Girl Scouts and a quantum leap forward in the evolution of the cookie program, coupling traditional sales activities with an on-line sales experience that teaches skills like on-line marketing and e-commerce, all in a digital space that puts an emphasis on learning, fun and safety." MBN Sosland Publishing relocating company headquarters KANSAS CITY - After more than 40 years in the Kansas City Board of Trade building, the offices of Sosland Publishing Co. are moving across the street to the Colonnade building. Since the company was established in 1922, Sosland Publishing has officed in only three different buildings. For 34 years the company was located at the Kansas City Board of Trade building downtown, and in 1966 moved to the Country Club Plaza with the opening of a new K.C.B.T. building there. For a six-year period beginning in 1984, the company's headquarters were located in suburban Johnson county in Kansas. For most of its history, the company's presence in the Board of Trade was considered crucial for the ingredient markets coverage, which remains a centerpiece of the publishing activities at the business but which has been transformed by the adoption of electronic trading by futures exchanges. 10 / December 9, 2014 Milling & Baking News The move to the Colonnade building was precipitated by the 2012 CME Group purchase of the Kansas City Board of Trade and its building. The CME closed the trading floor and put the building up for sale shortly thereafter. The decision to leave the Board of Trade was negotiated with the building's new owners, who are in the midst of a major update of the 48-year-old building. The Colonnade building first opened in 2004 and features a branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Mailing address for the new offices will be Sosland Publishing Co., 4801 Main Street, Suite 650, Kansas City, MO 64112. The company's phone number will remain (816) 756-1000. MBN Ahead of a move scheduled for Dec. 8, renovations were nearly complete Dec. 2 at the new offices of Sosland Publishing Co. in Kansas City. /

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Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014
January-September flour output sets new record, rises 0.9%
Consumer Reports casts doubts on merits of gluten-free diet
Late News - Reading to double facility’s size
Table of Contents
News Comment - Finally, commodity relief for grain-based foods
Editorial - India agreement offers hope for W.T.O.
Late News
Luna shifting line of bars to gluten-free ingredients
Business - Fire damages Canada Bread baking plant in Ontario
Girl Scout Cookies enter digital age
Sosland Publishing relocating company headquarters
Cargill reaches settlement, to change labels in Truvia case
C.H. Robinson to acquire Freightquote for $365 million
Financial Results - Campbell Soup baking unit profits strong; U.S. business soft
Charges bog down Post profit; adjusted EBITDA up sharply
Aryzta revenue in North America grows through acquisitions
ADM growth plans include Wild and Brazilian oilseeds
Input costs, plant start-up costs hinder Weston Foods
People - Mayo Schmidt to join Louis Dreyfus as c.e.o.
George Deese to retire as executive chairman at Flowers
Ready-to-eat Cereal Update - Cereal makers seek fresh start
Regulatory Affairs - Air emission calculation for particulate matter: Flour
Industry Activities - Wild, wild East: NAMA given ‘tour’ of Southeast Asia milling industry
AIB names new director of food safety services innovation
Nutrition and Health - USA Rice Federation disputes latest arsenic report
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Grain volume requirements for Canadian railroads extended
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014