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Food Inflation Rears its Ugly Head Again

There has been a lot of talk recently about the expected hike in food prices for 2017. Canada’s Food Price Report, published by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, says the average Canadian family may need to spend as much as $420 more for food next year. This comes after a …

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A season of change for Progresso soups

A season of change for Progresso soups As fall approaches, so does soup season. And Progresso has rejuvenated soups to celebrate. Progresso is now using only 100 percent antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken breasts in all of its 36 chicken soup varieties. The Progresso team is always at work, responding to …

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The vast fallout from falling food prices

Consumers win when food prices fall, but all down the supply chain there are losers, including retailers, processors and farmers By Sylvain Charlebois Columnist Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S. / Troy Media/ – Making money in the food business isn’t nearly as simple as it once was. It’s becoming cheaper to …

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Double-double trouble on the coffee front

Canada ranks third among the world’s top coffee drinkers, thanks to the ever-present Tim Hortons chain, but consumption patterns are changing By Sylvain Charlebois Columnist Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S. / Troy Media/ – Coffee is a big deal. In fact, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world …

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Loblaws playing hardball with food suppliers

By demanding lower prices, Loblaws is protecting its bottom line but will Canadian consumers really benefit – or even notice?   By Sylvain Charlebois Columnist Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S. / Troy Media/ – Loblaw Companies Ltd. recently sent a letter to major suppliers advising them that it will pay 1.45 …

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Chefs Predict Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2016

National Restaurant Association survey shows local sourcing and environmental sustainability remain hot trends (Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association (NRA) annually explores the top menu trends for the coming year. For this year’s What’s Hot culinary forecast, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,600 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – to …

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