Bean to bar: the chocolate industry in Canada

The bean to bar trend has spurred specific equipment needs for the Canadian market. According to Agricultural and Agri-Foods Canada’s 2012 report, the chocolate confectionery industry had shrunk in terms of employee numbers, but sales, export, and import volumes were steadily increasing. (The closure of Hershey's Smith Falls, Ontario factory in 2009 was a key … Continue reading Bean to bar: the chocolate industry in Canada

The year ahead for Canadian manufacturers

What are Canadian manufacturers thinking about the year ahead? This - and many other questions - were answered in last week's 2019 Manufacturing Outlook Report webinar. The report (a joint presentation between SYSPRO and Next Generation Manufacturing Canada) offered insights into the mood and concerns among Canadian manufacturers. Insights gleaned from the report include: A mood of … Continue reading The year ahead for Canadian manufacturers

What we’re looking forward to in 2019: the Wisconsin Trade Venture

With only a few weeks of 2018 left, it's time to start planning for the new year. We're once again joining a delegation from Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Trade Venture to Canada, running March 24 to 29 with visits to Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. You can learn more about the venture here. In the … Continue reading What we’re looking forward to in 2019: the Wisconsin Trade Venture

The hottest food and beverage trends in Canada.

An awareness of Canadian food and beverage trends - and changing consumer preferences - can help food processors and manufacturers better target their marketing and sales in Canada. According to Restaurants Canada, total food service sales in the country are projected to reach $88.7 billion in 2018, with millennials driving that growth. The hottest trends … Continue reading The hottest food and beverage trends in Canada.

More info about Canada’s new trade agreements

CPTPP, CETA, USMCA... so many acronyms. What do they mean? Well, for Canada, they mean an increasing global trade network, thanks to new deals with new foreign partners. And today, we're going to help you learn what the acronyms mean. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) The USMCA is the new name for the renegotiated North … Continue reading More info about Canada’s new trade agreements