Summer send-off safety tips.

Labour Day weekend is upon us! It feels like yesterday we were welcoming the sunshine and planning weekend get-aways. And now, the kids are heading back to school. Many people will be spending the coming days enjoying what's left of summer. While our regular posts focus on market and trade information, we thought we'd use … Continue reading Summer send-off safety tips.

More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Toiletries containing plastic microbeads are now illegal for sale in Canada. The law came into effect on July 1, 2019. This follows a ban on manufacture and import of these products that came into force on July 1, 2018. Natural health products and non-prescription drugs that contained microbeads were exempt from the 2018 rule, but … Continue reading More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Canada’s hottest food & beverage trends for 2019.

Awareness of Canadian food and beverage trends and changing consumer preferences can help industry exporters better target their marketing and sales in Canada. According to Restaurants Canada, total food service sales in Canada are projected to reach $88.7 billion in 2018, with millennials as the key drivers of growth. The hottest trends that consumers are asking … Continue reading Canada’s hottest food & beverage trends for 2019.

New cannabis edible regulations are coming.

They've been a year in the making, and they're almost here. Cannabis was legalized in Canada in October of 2018; regulations for edibles and related products were scheduled to be implemented no later than October 17, 2019 (one year after legalization). Health Canada's 60-day public consultation on its draft regulations earlier this year and although … Continue reading New cannabis edible regulations are coming.

Growth expected in men’s grooming sector

Last year we took a look at market opportunities in the men's grooming sector. Recent information suggests that male grooming products will continue to grow in popularity. An article from Strategy Online cites predictions that the world's male grooming product market will grow from USD $57.7 billion in 2017 to $78.6 billion in 2023. That's … Continue reading Growth expected in men’s grooming sector