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    Recreational legal cannabis sales may reach 50% of total sales between 2025 and 2026

    October 17, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By Sylvain Charlebois and Brian Sterling Dalhousie University Recreational cannabis has been legal for a year in Canada, and estimates suggest retail sales during 2019, its first year, could reach between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion. Today, edibles are now

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    Plant-based Takes Root at CHFA East

    October 1, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    CHFA East in Toronto has evolved to become a leading food trade show and barometer for trends. As expected, “plant-based” food and beverages was a widespread theme at this year’s show. Is This The New Cauliflower? Okra is not one

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    McDonald’s: The great protein betrayal

    September 30, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By Sylvain Charlebois Director, Agri-food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University When McDonald’s makes a move, everyone pays attention. That’s just the way things are in the foodservice industry. For months, rumours were swirling around McDonald’s and when they would launch a

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    Not Kosher?

    September 25, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By Sylvain Charlebois, Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University Canada’s largest kosher meat plants have had their licenses suspended, as we have recently learned from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Ryding-Regency Meat Packers, a Toronto-based company, has been in

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    Dairy welfare

    August 19, 2019 by Food in Canada

    “Dairy farmers can no longer say that supply management allows them to produce milk for Canadians, without any subsidies. That all changed last week. But dairy farmers shouldn’t just be compensated, they also deserve a continuing strategy. And right now, there isn’t one.”

  • Birgit Blain

    Curbing Deceptive Marketing

    July 26, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 19… Consumers don’t like to be manipulated, but brands manipulate us all the time. Case in point, a can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale highlights “Made from Real Ginger”, but “ginger” is nowhere to be found in

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    Don’t care about the new Food Guide? Some do, especially when it comes to plant-based dieting

    May 21, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By: Sylvain Charlebois According to a recent poll from Angus Reid Global in partnership with Dalhousie University, plant-based nutrition is alive and well in Canada. By April 2019, 38 per cent of Canadians had tried a plant-based food item in

  • Birgit Blain

    TIME FOR A DIET? Practice portfolio management

    May 7, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 18… Many food brands suffer from overweight product portfolios. I listen to clients eagerly talk about all the new items in their product development pipeline. Launching products is exciting and gives brands something to crow about,

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    Maple Leaf Foods, U.S.A.?

    April 12, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By: Sylvain Charlebois Maple Leaf Foods, the largest pork processor in the country, has opted to build its new meatless plant south of the border. In a recent announcement, the iconic Canadian food company announced plans to spend US$310 million

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    Benefits of a SWOT

    March 26, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 17… Before embarking on a new project with a client, we often guide them through a SWOT analysis. What is a SWOT Analysis? It is a management tool to assess your business from different perspectives and