Food In Canada


  • Birgit Blain

    Nielsen Insights from Thought Leadership CEO Conference

    December 11, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    Competition is fierce among Canada’s packaged food brands. Arming yourself with knowledge about the challenges your customers face enables you to devise solutions that will resonate and increase listing opportunities. Brick and mortar food stores are changing, fast. Food retailers

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    7 Take-Aways from Grocery Innovations

    November 21, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    Savvy brand owners check out trade shows like Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) to unwrap a host of business opportunities. Here are some insights from this year’s show to stimulate your creative juices.   Solving the Breakfast Conundrum Oasis® Morning Smoothie rises

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    Behind Maple Leaf Foods’ bold call to become carbon neutral

    November 7, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By Sylvain Charlebois Maple Leaf Foods is not just pretending to be environmentally friendly, it is trying to be a trailblazer in the wild kingdom of proteins. The company has just adopted science-based targets that will help it become the

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    If you’re a meat lover, thank a vegan. Here’s why

    November 1, 2019 by Food in Canada

    November 1 is World Vegan Day. If you’re a meat lover, hug a vegan. You should be thankful for what vegans are doing to our food industry.

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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.”

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    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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