Private label food opportunities in the Canadian market.

Particularly with food products - where the market is staggeringly abundant with choices - private label with big brands provides a good opportunity for sales volume, ease of market entry, and building relationships with retailers. Canadian Grocer's July 2018 article "The Rising Power of Private Label" indicates that private label store brands are rising in popularity, … Continue reading Private label food opportunities in the Canadian market.

If you still have questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations…

...then perhaps we can help. For the past six months we've been posting regularly about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), which come into force today. (Older posts can be found by searching the 'Food & Health' tag in the column on the right, or by clicking here, here, and here.) We're going to … Continue reading If you still have questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations…

Some retail predictions for 2019

Now that the holidays are over, everyone is getting serious about planning for 2019. The retail sector has seen some interesting - and uplifting - sights in its crystal ball. According to Fast Company, shopping in 2019 will include: a rebirth (of sorts) for brick-and-mortar stores, a make-over for the aforementioned stores, with features that … Continue reading Some retail predictions for 2019

Cannabis edibles regulations: news of note for 2019.

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great holiday, and is ready for a busy 2019. While we were offline, Health Canada launched its proposed regulations for edible cannabis products. (This is a follow-up to marijuana legalization in this country, which came into effect on October 17 of last year.) Edible cannabis products are to … Continue reading Cannabis edibles regulations: news of note for 2019.

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: one last reminder for 2018.

What a year it's been! We've had successful trade ventures with our U.S. client states and found some great opportunities for companies in Canada's varied industries. We're giving 2018 two thumbs up! This will be our last blog post for the year, and we'll back on January 2 with more useful market info. But before … Continue reading Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: one last reminder for 2018.