• Starbucks names Kevin Johnson president and COO
    SEATTLE — Starbucks Corporation announced on Jan. 22 the appointment of Starbucks board member and former technology executive Kevin Johnson as president and chief operating officer.

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  • Uwe Boll’s restaurant announces chef and opening date
    VANCOUVER—Director Uwe Boll’s Bauhaus Restaurant is slated to open at 1 West Cordova St. in March with a Michelin-starred chef at the helm.

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  • Normand Laprise to recive Order of Canada
    It was announced in late December that Montreal-based Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Normand Laprise has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for “contributing to the development of Quebec cuisine as an innovative chef and mentor.”

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  • Dairy Farmers of Canada names new executive director
    OTTAWA—Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) announced the appointment of Caroline Emond as executive director on Nov. 24. She will assume her role as of Jan. 19.

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  • A portrait of Polish cuisine
    From pride in ingredients to a newfound and complex idea of national identity, the cuisine of Poland is evolving both within its borders and on the international stage.

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  • Renovating your brand
    In the hospitality industry, it's important to keep things fresh without losing focus of what makes your brand unique. RN talked to operators and industry experts to get their take on putting your best foot forward and how to avoid costly missteps.

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  • Beyond the grain
    Exploring the U.S. rice industry through a trip to Arkansas.

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  • Shipping the world
    A look at the some of Ontario’s distribution systems, what pressures are being placed on them, and how they are evolving to manage customers’ needs and expectations.

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  • Foodservice to grow less than one per cent: NPD

  • TORONTO — According to The NPD Group, 2015 will be a battle for market share in both quick and full service restaurants with the Canadian foodservice industry expected to grow less than one per cent year over year for the next five years.
  • Blaze Fast-Fire'd expanding to Canada

  • LOS ANGELES — Build-your-own pizza chain Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, announced on in mid-January it has signed a franchise agreement with Five Star Blaze Holdings, Inc. to develop the concept in Canada.
  • Famoso heads into Saskatchewan

  • SASKATOON—Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is bringing its traditional pies to Saskatchewan with the opening of a restaurant in the Lawson Heights neighbourhood on Jan. 19.
  • Executives depart Tim Hortons

  • OAKVILLE, Ont.—On the heels of its $12.5-billion deal with Burger King, three Tim Hortons senior executives have left the company.
  • Burger King, Tim Hortons deal finalized

  • OAKVILLE, ON and MIAMI, FL—The minister of industry gave the green light in December to a deal that will see Burger King take over Tim Hortons and create a new global quick service restaurant.
  • Gordon Food Service refreshes brand

  • WYOMING, MI—Gordon Food Service deliveries will be rolling in a newly designed fleet after the company announced a new logo and tagline on Nov. 10.