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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

Let’s examine the shift in Canada’s clothing retail market

Canadian retailers and clothing brands are re-evaluating marketing and distribution strategies. Growing needs exist for the use of technology and other analytical services to understand consumer interests and provide innovative customized experiences. The Canadian retail clothing and accessories marketplace is highly competitive, with  2018 sales valued at more than $34.2 billion, an almost 5% increase … Continue reading Let’s examine the shift in Canada’s clothing retail market

Why companies flock to Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Access to venture capital, a large pool of talent, and lower cost of living make Ontario's Waterloo region a magnet for tech expansion. Since the early days of hand-held device pioneer BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, or RIM), Waterloo, Ontario has been known as Canada's 'Silicon Valley'. In fact, an Expert Market study from October … Continue reading Why companies flock to Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’

The hottest food & beverage trends in Canada.

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 … Continue reading The hottest food & beverage trends in Canada.

More Canadian companies are adopting machine learning technology.

Companies involved in the artificial intelligence and machine learning industry have a unique opportunity to provide talent, infrastructure, or data to Canadian companies looking to use these technologies. Machine Learning (ML) is an Artificial Intelligence (AI), or cognitive, technology that allows systems to learn and improve from experience through exposure to data - and without … Continue reading More Canadian companies are adopting machine learning technology.