Exporting & Importing
Ontario supports Conestoga Meat Packers
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has invested $5.3 million to help Conestoga Meat Packers expand capacity and create 170 jobs
Easy transborder shipping
Old Dominion can help make transborder shipping for food processors easy, fast and hassle free
Canada’s economy is “firing on all cylinders,” says RBC
In its latest RBC Economic Outlook, RBC says consumer spending, business investment and government spending are all helping to keep Canada’s economy at “above-potential growth”
3PL C.H. Robinson acquires Canadian freight forwarder
C.H. Robinson has acquired Montreal-based Milgram & Company Ltd. for $62 million
Grow your business sustainably
Growth may be a common goal for food and beverage businesses, but there’s no one path to follow that guarantees expansion will be successful
Report looks at how global subsidies affect Canada’s competitiveness
A new report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute finds that global subsidies are causing “unsustainable production” and “misallocation of natural resources”
Canada’s ag sector needs to innovate: report
To remain competitive, meet demand and increase jobs, Canada’s agricultural industry needs to innovate, says the Agricultural Institute of Canada
Government announces new Canadian Ag Partnership
Canada’s new Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment that comes into effect in 2018
Government announces funding for several agri-food companies
Eleven agri-food companies in BC will receive funding from the federal government to help them grow their businesses in new markets
Florida rum in Ontario
The NOXX&DUNN Rum Company from Florida has introduced its…
McCain expands plant in Alberta
With expansion plans underway at the Coaldale plant, McCain Foods says it has spent over $1B adding capacity to plants around the world
Canadians want food companies to stop animal abuse
A new poll from NRG Research Group says Canadian consumers want animals, such as broiler chickens, to be treated better from genetic selection to slaughter
Olymel invests in Western market
Olymel is investing $2M in renovations to its Red Deer plant to better serve the Western Canadian market
CIGI celebrates a milestone
The Canadian International Grains Institute is marking its 50th International Grain Industry Program this month
Texas-based company acquires Montreal frozen food manufacturer
C.H. Guenther & Son, a 160+ year old manufacturer in the US, has acquired Les Plats du Chef
Lagers and Ales
The Prince Edward Island Brewing Company announced in a…
It’s Killer bread!
Canada’s Weston Bakeries Ltd. has partnered with Dave’s Killer…
BC’s seafood sector receives a funding boost
Almost $1 million from the federal government will go towards BC’s seafood sector and helping it expand into new markets
High Liner acquires US importer and distributor
High Liner Foods acquired Rubicon Resources, a California-based importer and distributor of sustainably sourced shrimp
Financial support a boost for PEI companies
The federal government is giving three food processors repayable contributions to help grow their businesses
Funding for Canada’s maple syrup sector to help develop new markets
The federal government says its $1.5 million in funding for Canada’s maple syrup sector will hopefully mean Canadian maple syrup will make its way to markets such as the UK and India.
La Caisse creates investment fund for Quebec’s agri-food sector
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has created a $125-million fund to help support small and medium size businesses and farmers in Quebec’s agri-food sector.
Federal government must boost focus on agri-food in Canada: report
Making agri-food a national economic priority will help it flourish
Ontario vegetable grower to build $4-million DC
Demand has grown so much for NatureFresh that the company is building its fifth distribution centre in Leamington, Ont.
France-based Cerelia acquires Vancouver bakery company
France-based Cerelia has acquired English Bay Batter as a way to grow its company in North America. Conversely, Cerelia says English Bay will help the company broaden its product offerings in Europe and Asia
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?
BC’s agrifood and seafood sectors set export record
Agrifood and seafood companies in BC set a new record for exports in 2016, which reached a high of $3.8 billion
Federal budget highlights agriculture and agri-food
Canada’s federal government released its 2017 budget yesterday. In it, Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is identified as part of the government’s plan to grow Canada’s economy
B.C. farm-raised salmon reaches a record $745 million in global sales
The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association also says exports to 12 markets were valued at more than $544 million. The U.S. remains the primary destination but exports to Asia have increased by 40% over 2015
Federal government invests $325 million in Atlantic provinces
The federal government is investing $325 million in the fisheries and seafood sector through a new fund. Under the fund the Atlantic provinces and the government will work together to create jobs and grow the provinces’ economies.
Mars Canada unveils an expanded and state-of-the-art facility
Mars Canada has expanded its Newmarket, Ont.-based chocolate manufacturing facility to accommodate the manufacturing and packaging of the Maltesers brand. The expansion will create up to 30 new jobs
Canada Bread enters craft bread market
Canada Bread Company is venturing into craft breads with its acquisition of Stonemill Bakehouse Limited in Toronto.
Canada’s wine and grape industry contributes billions to the economy: cin cin!
An independent research study, called Canada’s Wine Economy – Ripe Robust Remarkable, has found that the economic impact of Canada’s wine and grape industry is up 33 per cent from $6.8 billion to $9 billion over the period 2011 to 2015.
Electricity costs hurting Ontario food manufacturers, says the FBO
The rising cost of electricity has become unsustainable for food and beverage manufactures in Ontario, says a report from Food and Beverage Ontario
If there’s demand for pork, Canada’s industry can step up to the plate
The Canadian Pork Council recently released statistics that show if there’s favourable market access, Canada’s pork industry can meet the demand for pork. In 2016, the industry exported 1.246 million tons of pork
Marine Harvest to begin value-added production in B.C.
Marine Harvest Canada will start value-added production this summer at its new facility in Surrey, B.C. The site is expected to process approx. 12,000 tonnes of salmon and add 75 new jobs