Food In Canada

Opinions

  • Food in Canada

    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

  • Food in Canada

    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,

  • Food in Canada
    Opinion Uncategorized

    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

  • Birgit Blain

    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

  • Food in Canada

    Ottawa stunts agri-food sector growth

    March 22, 2019 by Food in Canada

    The following is an opinion piece by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Policy and Development, Dalhousie University in response to the 2019 Federal Budget Most people expected an electoral budget, and that is exactly what Canadians got. For the agri-food

  • Saving Jell-O

    March 5, 2019 by adamin

    by Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University  If some were still looking for signs that the powerplay between brands and consumers is shifting, they got what they were looking for last week. Kraft Heinz, the owner of major brands we all know

  • Ron Doering

    A Single Food Safety Agency for the U.S.?

    January 24, 2019 by Ron Doering

    Well, here they go again. Another U.S. President has proposed a consolidation of all food safety functions into a single agency, the Federal Food Safety Agency. Nearly every President since Truman has made a similar proposal including President Obama in

  • Ron Wasik

    Safe Foods for Canadians Act: More than meets the eye

    January 24, 2019 by Ron Wasik

    With summer now well behind us and a month of schools back in session, food processors should be doing their homework by studying the Safe Foods for Canadian Act (SFCA) and regulations to assess the act’s implications on their operations.