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  • Quebec Producers Retail Online

    February 23, 2009 by Mark Cardwell

    A novel Internet agreement between Quebec’s main farming union and Sobeys is a win-win-win situation for the partners and consumers across the province, says an official with the Canadian retailer. “This project benefits everyone,” says Alain Dumas, director of Public

  • Asset Sales Net $3.3. Billion for George Weston

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    George Weston Limited has netted $3.3 billion from its October sale of Neilson Dairy to Saputo Inc. ($390 million after tax) and its December sale of its U.S. fresh bread and baked goods business (US$2.5 billion) to Grupo Bimbo. “We

  • P&H Acquires Dover Industries

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Winnipeg-based Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. (P&H) acquired Burlington, Ont.-based flour miller Dover Industries Ltd. in December. The family owned grain dealer, flour miller, feed producer and poultry processor paid $19.25 per share (a 39-per-cent premium over the Dec. 4 closing

  • Consumers Take Price Hikes in Stride

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Canadians bought more bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods in 2008 despite double-digit price increases. Nielsen MarketTrack reports that unit volumes for commercial (packaged) bread sold through grocery, drug and mass merchandisers rose one per cent for the 52

  • Calculating the PCA Recall Costs

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg Company is one of the first baked goods and snack foods companies to estimate the financial impact of the 1,555 products recalled in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration and the 184 products recalled

  • Natural most featured claim on products

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Mintel, a leading market research company, has found that in 2008 the food and drink claims classified as “natural,” including all natural, no additives/preservatives, organic and whole grain were the most frequently featured on new products globally. This news comes

  • Agropur acquires U.S. company

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Longueuil, Que.-based Agropur, Canada’s largest dairy cooperative, has acquired Schroeder Milk, a milk processing company in Maplewood, Minn. The deal was scheduled to close late last year. Schroeder Milk will continue operating under its current name and under its current

  • Feds secure trade agreements

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    A trade mission to India and Hong Kong ended on a high note for Canadian producers. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz secured an agreement in-principle with Hong Kong that immediately expands key export opportunities for Canadian

  • Harper appoints investigator into listeriosis outbreak

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Sheila Weatherill the independent investigator into the August 2008 listeriosis outbreak related to certain processed meat products from Maple Leaf Foods. Weatherill is the former president and CEO of Capital Health in Edmonton. Capital

  • Funding for Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The federal government is working to make sure Canadian exporters have new opportunities and better market access. And with this in mind Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, minister of National Revenue and minister of State (Agriculture),

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