Keeping it real
Manufacturers are meeting consumer demand for healthier, natural food and beverages by featuring real fruit and veggies in their products
Iceland is home to some of the most dedicated and talented chefs on the planet
Customer loyalty: An experience beyond rewards programs
Consumers are changing their definition and expectations of loyalty
Reinventing pet food
Buddy’s Kitchen was ahead of its time when it came on the scene with a fresh take on making pet food
The kids’ table
Parents want to feed their kids something healthy, kids want food that tastes good — and smart manufacturers are working hard to offer products that satisfy parents and kids alike
Attracting the next generation of food & beverage professionals
The food processing sector is aiming to shed its “unsexy” image to draw the new wave of workers
Feeding small and exotic pets
Trends in nutrition and products for rodents, birds, fish and reptiles
New regulations, technologies and industry attitudes are ensuring consumers are safe and Canada’s food system prospers
Spring into candy-coated mini eggs
By Daniel Scholes Canadians splurge on sweets all year…
Pasta maker turns 150
Catelli Foods shares Canada’s birthday milestone
I want candy!
While consumers appreciate the better-for-you products offered by Canada’s confectionery manufacturers, the desire for indulgent treats clearly isn’t going away anytime soon
What’s new in natural?
Natural flavours and colours continue to have huge appeal for consumers, meaning there are more opportunities to innovate
Processed cheese slices are a convenient staple, but how do they really score in a focus group
Taking costs off the chopping block
2017 consumer packaged goods trends
More cheese, please
Flavourful artisanal cheese production continues to improve in Canada, but with import quantities about to rise, how will the industry handle the challenges of CETA?
Filling the growing labour gap
More changes are on the way to foreign worker programs, but the food processing industry is calling for a more permanent solution to its ongoing labour shortage
The gut microbiome revolution
Why all the interest in a healthy gut? Emerging research about the “microbiome” is making media headlines, and consumers are eager to learn how to harness the benefits.
The evolution of culinology
News from the Research Chefs Association’s RCA 2017 Annual Conference & Culinology Expo; RCA’s regional Lunch & Learns; and a tour of the Culinary Institute of Canada
Canards à gogo!
Les Canardises’ duck products are “out of this world”
Swarms of edible insects are heading to Canadian grocery shelves
Hamming it up
We set out to explore four brands of packaged Black Forest ham to see how they stack up
Is the end of meat near?
Not quite. But the meat industry is starting to diversify to meet changing consumer demand
Unpacking cybersecurity issues in the food and beverage sector
Businesses must understand the full breadth of cybersecurity risks and take action to protect their data, products and operational processes
Continued hunger for international flavours ushers in another new year of exciting seasoning and spice options
A culinary odyssey
Food and beverage trends in 2017 and beyond
The “powerhouse seeds,” including chia, flax, pumpkin, hemp and sesame, are nutritious and on-trend for 2017
Chips gone wild
The chip category is anything but plain, as brands cater to consumers’ desire for adventurous flavours and natural ingredients
Growth without compromise
Lessons from the Quebec agrifood experience
Shellfish is riding a wave of popularity, as seafood brands appeal to consumers’ desire for health, convenience and flavour
Exporting your way to successful growth
How can food manufacturers prudently tap into new international markets without incurring undue risk?
Consumers say hello to a holistic wellness approach
Beyond our borders
Where in the world is all our exported food and drink going?
Nurturing growth critical to success in China
After a relatively cool period, the trade relationship between Canada and China is warming up
Getting serious about cereal bars
We recently set out to explore a small part of the serious world of cereal bars to see if they are all equally serious contenders
Food waste fight
How the packaging industry is helping tackle the growing food waste problem
Rise and dine
Nutritious and convenient breakfast alternatives fuel the day