What’s in store for retail.

It's a good day to look at what's in store for retail (pun unintentional). COVID-19 has given the retail sector quite the drubbing, although it hasn't meted that out equally. The virus has been a gift to the grocery sector, where panic buying and online shopping took food retail to new heights.  Hardware e-commerce has … Continue reading What’s in store for retail.

It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Last week we had the pleasure of sitting in on a webinar hosted by Livingston International regarding the next phase of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, and it made us think that perhaps it's time to revisit this topic. Some background: the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are a consolidated set of regulations … Continue reading It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

Were you at last week's Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show? We were. We've mentioned before how trade shows are an important part of any market entry strategy - they offer participants a chance to network and trade knowledge with others in the sector, and discover new products and services that can help their businesses grow. … Continue reading Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

Investment trends in Canada’s poultry sector.

Key investment trends (with enriched housing systems for poultry operations) are changing the supplier landscape in Canada. The food industry is committed to sourcing 100 per cent cage-free eggs by 2025, and Canadian egg farms have made a commitment to transition. The growth of poultry housing systems comes from increased new building construction and new … Continue reading Investment trends in Canada’s poultry sector.

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.