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.
Another thing we're looking forward to: Michigan's upcoming trade mission to Canada! The mission takes place May 10 to 17, with stops in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. We'll be joining seven Michigan companies from various sectors (including health, communications, and trade brokerage) as they meet with new business partners in the Canadian market. More info … Continue reading On the schedule: Michigan trade mission to Canada
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
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
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.