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Nov. 6, 2014, Vancouver – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzerias across Ontario are selling the chain's proprietary tomato sauce in store from Nov. 12 to Dec. 31, with all proceeds going to a program that supplies hot meals to those who can't afford them.
Nov. 3, 2014, Vancouver – Restaurants Canada forecasts British Columbia's foodservice industry to lead the country with a 7.5 per cent jump in total sales to $8.9 billion – the best sales growth in well over a decade.
Nov. 1, 2014, Ottawa – A voluntary agreement between banks, credit card companies and the federal government means retailers across Canada could soon start saving hundreds of millions in fees paid to card networks like Visa and MasterCard and the banks. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Oct. 31, 2014, Ann Arbor, MI – Domino's will join the ranks of Pizza Hut in partnering with Microsoft to install an app on Xbox One that lets users order pizza directly from their game consoles, reports Marketing. | READ MORE
Oct. 30, 2014, Chicago – Animal protein, namely beef, chicken and fish, is still the best source of protein, say about half of U.S. consumers , according to an NPD Group report.
Oct. 29, 2014, St. Catharines, Ont. – Roberto’s Pizza Passion recently broke the world record for longest calzone, reports Shine On. | READ MORE
Oct. 23, 2014, Toronto – Restaurant search and discovery app Zomato has made its first push into North America with the launch of its Toronto section.
Fall is always an exciting time. The kids head back to school, after-school activities resume, and parents get back into their regular routines.
Oct. 20, 2014, Ottawa – It's just an opinion, right? But if you post it online, you could get some unwanted attention from lawyers.  A growing number of companies are going after people who post negative reviews online, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
Oct. 17, 2014, Calgary – Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee and New York are among handful of U.S. cities with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene. The Calgary Herald reports about this cool marketing concept. | READ MORE
Oct. 7, 2014, Chicago – Consumers rarely skip dinner, and while most dinners are prepared at home, 53 per cent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week, says Technomic in a new report.
Oct. 2, 2014, Canada — Pizzerias can now up their branding game by purchasing their own website with the ".pizza" domain name.
I’ve come to believe that I need a separate wallet to house all the cards for the various loyalty programs I belong to.
The pizza industry is no slouch when it comes to promoting and supporting good causes. Judging by the number of charity efforts linked to independents and chains, community giving is in its DNA.
Those of us who love pizza have been waiting for years for the masses to revel in its potential as an artisan menu item.

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