News Releases

News Releases

April, 2022

  • 22 April

    Fine Choice Foods Rebrands SUMM! to Reflect Growth, Culture and Heritage

    Richmond, BC (April 20, 2022) – Fine Choice Foods, a leading producer of Asian-inspired foods throughout North America, today announced a rebrand of its SUMM! line of products as well as the launch of a new customer-focused website. The evolving positioning and new look and feel of the brand illustrate the company’s continued growth …

  • 20 April

    ‘Prime’ Time for Western Canadian Beef Supply

    Plenty of locally grown and harvested Western Canadian beef is available for barbeque season. Cattle on feed in Alberta and Saskatchewan feedlots have numbered over one million head each month since November 2021. It is rare that the number of cattle on feed surpasses the million head mark starting in …

  • 19 April

    Canadian Food Innovation Network announces collaboration with SIAL CANADA 2022

    SIAL conference content to feature CFIN expert voices, leading edge information and inspiring innovation stories Toronto, April 14—Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN), a not-for-profit organization established in 2021 to spark innovation in the food sector, has announced a collaboration with SIAL Canada to present exclusive conference content at this year’s premier food industry trade show in Montreal. The new partnership will see Joseph Lake (CEO), Dana McCauley (Chief Experience …

  • 18 April

    Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards: Finalists Announced

    2021 new product trends reflect Canadians’ growing interest in plant-based foods and desire to add more restaurant-level finesse to their home cooking. TORONTO, April 12, 2022: Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is excited to reveal the finalists for the 29th Annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. The 29th Annual …

  • 18 April

    Unilever Canada unveils its largest frozen dessert portfolio ever

    Tapping into global market insights to drive innovation, the world’s leading ice cream company brings exciting new propositions that meet the needs of Canada’s evolving taste buds TORONTO, April 13, 2022 /CNW/ – Unilever Canada unveils its new 2022 portfolio offerings across its iconic packaged ice cream and frozen novelty …

  • 18 April

    Global Institute for Food Security at USask receives provincial funding to measure and promote sustainable agriculture practices

    SASKATOON – The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $2 million in new funding to the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) as part of its 2022-23 budget released on March 23. The funding, provided through the Ministry of Agriculture, has been entrusted to GIFS …

  • 18 April

    Calgary Co-op Expands Health Offerings with Acquisition of Two Beacon Pharmacies

    March 9, 2022 – CALGARY – Calgary Co-operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op) has acquired two Beacon Pharmacies, an acquisition that reflects Calgary Co-op’s commitment to the community and growth in the areas of health and wellness. The pharmacies, located at the Sheldon Chumir Centre on 4th street SW and the …

  • 12 April

    Weston Family Foundation announces expert judging panel for the $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge

    Panel includes prestigious members from around the world with expertise in food system stability and agriculture technology TORONTO, April 5, 2022 /CNW/ – The Weston Family Foundation has selected an international panel of expert judges for its $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge. The panel will be chaired by Dominic Barton, former chair …

  • 12 April

    69 Per Cent of Canadian Companies Have Experienced Pay Compression in the Last 12 Months, Robert Half Research Finds

    Of those, 57 per cent are increasing salaries for current staff to help close wage gapsRobert Half Salary Guide features data to benchmark compensation for 400-plus positions TORONTO, April 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Many companies are taking measures to increase pay equity among workers, research from talent solutions and business …

  • 12 April

    SAVE THE DATE – CFDE Golf Tournament – June 15th

    On behalf of the Calgary Food & Drug Executives, we would like to take this opportunity to announce that our golf tournament will be returning in 2022 and we are planning to host the event on June 15th.  More Information including Registration will be posted on the CFDE Web site …