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Toronto – CBC’s longest-serving Dragons' Den panellist talks about Boston Pizza, cracking new markets and why he’ll never, ever wear jeans on the job. Canadian Business reports. | READ MORE
By now we understand and accept the demise of the phone book and accept that consumers search for information first on the Internet. We also understand that if your pizzeria is not listed within the top two or three sites the search query returns, your chances of capturing that customer are low.
Running your own business is very rewarding but it can be very stressful as well. It is easy to get buried in paperwork and all of the other things that need to be done from day to day.
We’ve all done it. We’ve all hired someone we thought would be a superstar only to discover they weren’t all they purported to be.
To celebrate the change in seasons, why not kick off the celebrations with an Autumn Harvest theme? Tied in with the ongoing trend to promote healthier lifestyles and eating habits, the new crop of fall-season vegetables would be a welcome addition to your pizza menu.
Montreal – Lightspeed POS, a startup that provides apps and other services for managing and selling inventory across both online and offline shopfronts, has picked up $61 million, which it will use to expand internationally and make further acquisitions. TechCrunch reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government's temporary foreign worker program has added limits on where low-paid hires can work and strict penalties for companies that do not comply. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – An Ontario woman wants the province to require all restaurants, movie theatres and community centres to provide changing tables for children after she says she was shamed at a family restaurant for changing her daughter on a dining room table. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Some small businesses say that if the minimum wage were raised to $15 across Canada, as the government in Alberta has promised to do by 2018, they would be forced to cut back on operating hours, quality and customer service. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Pizza Pizza Limited now offers Visa Checkout service to customers who order online or through the chain's app.
Toronto – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is releasing new data on what’s on the minds of small business owners when they look to hire.
Vancouver – The operators of a Domino's Canada franchise in North Vancouver who were alleged to have exploited two former employees will keep their pizza store. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
A new software release from SpeedLine Solutions is designed to add secure and flexible EMV payment options for restaurants.
FlatTech manufactures a range of table base systems designed to avoid that irritating wobble. The feet remain locked until the table is moved or the surface changes when it instantly adjusts the feet.
The Montefalco Wine Consortium and Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario are working together to introduce Sagrantino di Montefalco several new wines coming to the LCBO Vintages section.
Aug. 4, 2015 – – Chef and 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani has released a comprehensive guide to making pizza, covering nine different regional styles – including standards like Neapolitan, Roman, and Chicago.
July 14, 2015, Toronto – Sensors Quality Management Inc. (SQM) has announced plans to expand its No Fee Customer Acquisition / Conversion Program to the restaurant industry.
June 25, 2015 – Shade Grafix will custom-design a variety of pull-down shades to advertise facing inside or outside your restaurant window.
June 17, 2015 – Granbury Restaurant Solutions is launching Thrive, a point-of-sale system that integrates credit card payment. The company worked with pizza industry people to design a system specifically for mom-and-pop pizzerias, a representative said at the company’s booth at Pizza Expo.
June 10, 2015 – The folks from Perfect Crust exhibited a bakeable pizza tray at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in March.
April 17, 2015 – Bunge’s new lactose-free, non-dairy Creamy Cooking Sauce serves as a vegan-friendly cream replacement for sauces, soups and desserts.
Feb. 25, 2015 – A new book focusing on pizza surveys more than 60 pizzerias in major cities to capture each region’s unique definition of the ideal pizza and provides tips, tricks, and more than 50 pizza recipes.
Feb. 24, 2015 –  Food Warming Equipment offers a line of heated holding cabinets designed to eliminate cold and hot spots through circulation.
Jan. 15, 2015 – ShopKeep Pocket is a mobile reporting application that enables merchants to quickly access their business data in real time, wherever they are.
You couldn’t blame Bobby Mottola for being a little distracted while talking with Canadian Pizza. The busy entrepreneur not only was in the midst of getting a six-week-old second restaurant off the ground but also was waiting for an important phone call from his wife, who was expecting their second child the day of our interview.
At this year’s Canadian Pizza Show, former champs Dave Housman, Carlo Raillo and Rocco Agostino will compete for the new Champion of Champions Challenge crown for the ultimate in bragging rights! Here at Canadian Pizzawe have seen more than a decade of pizza greatness wear the Chef of the Year laurels.
Moncton – A Moncton pizzeria owner is hoping to build a 13,000-square-foot restaurant that will open by May, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Last October, Fernando D’Agostino did himself and his boss proud, putting together a signature pie that landed him in third place at the Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year competition sponsored by Saputo Foodservice and Moretti Forni.
June 25, 2015, Tillsonburg, Ont. – A pizza tradition ended in Tillsonburg, Ont., this week when Bill's Pizza closed its doors after employing three generations of the Baxter family. The Tillsonburg News reports. | READ MORE
June 11, 2015, Prince Edward County, Ont. – Three eateries on Prince Edward County's unofficial Great Pizza & Wine Trail cook their pizzas in wood-burning outdoor ovens built by hand from the ground up, The Great Waterway reports. | READ MORE
June 4, 2015, Redondo Beach, FL – A new restaurant, Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria, in Redondo Beach, Fla., serves Canadian and Italian food. Easy Reader News reports. | READ MORE
Our 2015 Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year runner-up, Vito Dachille of Enoteca Mozza Pizzeria Moderna in Laval, Que., said he really enjoyed his first taste of competing in the International Pizza Challenge at Pizza Expo in March. From the seemingly permanent smile on his face, it’s not likely he was exaggerating.
Kathryn and Dave Kitchen have turned the notion of paying it forward into something of an art form.
Carlo Raillo successfully defended his title of Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year title for the second time – and he didn’t pull it off by playing it safe.
About a decade ago, the Covone family decided Montreal’s Little Italy pizza scene was missing something. That something was Napoletana pizza.
Meghan O’Dea didn’t intend to create a pizzeria with a mathematical theme when she founded Pi Gourmet Eatery in 2008 in her hometown of St. John’s, N.L.
Long Beach, CA – Vito Iacopelli of Michael's Pizzeria in California demonstrates how to rotate a pizza in a wood-burning oven for uniform baking.
Never underestimate the power of great dough.
Toronto – A car that allows customers to order food from a restaurant through an integrated tablet is on display at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Hamilton, Ont. – The science surrounding a low-fat diet has changed but our attitudes haven't kept up, a registered dietitian and McMaster University professor says. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, U.K. – People who eat spicy food regularly as part of a daily diet may have a lower risk of death, according to a study published in The British Medical Journal. OnMedia reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Fresh squash blossoms and zucchini from your backyard work well in a frittata, in a salad or on pizza, writes Cynthia David for The Toronto Star. | READ MORE
Chicago – While chicken still holds its status as the centre-of-plate star for both consumers and operators, demands are shifting, suggests a new report from Technomic.
Gluten-free foods are great alternatives for celiacs and those with gluten intolerances and sensitivities, but for everyone else, there's no evidence to suggest they're healthier than regular products, says a new study. Science Alert reports. | READ MORE
July 13, 2015, London, U.K. – While Canadians view frozen ready-to-eat meals as convenient options, perceptions that they are unhealthy have affected consumption habits.
Vegetables seems to be coming into their own lately.
June 30, 2015, Stratford, Ont. – Despite problems with interprovincial trade, innovators such as an Ontario water buffalo dairy that produces homegrown cheese are leading the way to growth, writes Owen Roberts for The Guelph Mercury. | READ MORE
June 25, 2015, San Francisco, CA – A U.S. class action lawsuit against popular brands of olive oil also sold in Canada alleges the products are neither "made in Italy" nor "extra virgin" as the labels say. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Competition for share of Canadian restaurant spending is heating up, thanks, in part, to an emerging category that’s attracting increasingly confident consumers in droves.  
The Canadian restaurant landscape is undergoing a sea of change, but pizzerias are in a great position to ride it out.
Los Angeles, CA – Ice-cream maker Coolhaus, which has ice cream trucks in Southern California, New York, and Dallas, as well as two brick-and-mortar locations in the Los Angeles area, have created a frozen dessert based on pizza. Munchies reports. | READ MORE
Washington, DC – 3D printing will eventually allow not only for ingredient or portion-specific customization, but also calorie-specific requests, say foodservice technology experts. The Washington Post reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Although alcoholic beverage servings in Canadian restaurants have declined by one per cent per year since 2010, craft beer and wine servings are up, according to the NPD Group, whose latest report offers strategies for upselling.
July 10, 2015, Chicago – More U.S. customers are sitting down and eating their meal in the restaurant than are carrying it out or using the drive-thru, reports The NPD Group. 
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
June 22, 2015, Washington, DC – Fast-casual chain &pizza has launched &WINE, a pair of custom red and white wines designed to complement their pizzas and available by the glass and bottle.
June 18, 2015, Toronto – Falanghina, the signature white wine of Italy’s southern Campania region, is light, crisp and delicately fruity and floral, an eye-opening match for pizza margherita, The Globe and Mail food columnist writes. | READ MORE
June 16, 2015, London, U.K. – Canadian age 35 and under place a high priority on short-term rewards and are as likely to put extra dollars towards paying off debt as they are to dine out, says a report on Canadian spending from Mintel.

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