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Most Canadian boxes, cartons now 100 per cent recycled content

Most boxes and cartons manufactured in Canada are now 100 per cent recycled content, made completely from old boxes and other used paper material collected from the back of factories, supermarkets, office buildings, or from residential Blue Box programs. “We have 13 mills across Canada producing nothing but 100 per cent recycled content board,” explains John Mullinder, executive director …

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“CHEESE FOR BEEF” – Fromagerie du Presbytère Counterattacks

Faced with increasing imports of European cheeses and the impending new Canadian concessions with Pacific-rim countries, La Fromagerie du Presbytère is seeking new markets. For cheese-maker Jean Morin, sitting back and doing nothing is out of the question: “Competition from European cheeses, and soon from American cheeses and the rest of the Pacific rim, could impact …

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Golden Pencil Award

The nominating committee of the Food Industry Association of Canada received record response for nominations of the 2015 Golden Pencil Award, the grocery industry’s highest honour. The Association’s Chairman Paul Higgins Jr., of Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc. announced that this year’s recipients are: Jean Gattuso, president and chief executive officer, A. Lassonde …

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Hole in One Winner at Annual Charlie Longden Golf Tournament

Calgary Food & Drug Executives announced a Hole In One Winner at the recent CFDE Annual Charlie Longden Golf Tournament. Fairmont Hot Springs has hosted the annual Food Executives tournament since 1974. Ravi Brar from JM Smucker aced Hole No.13 at Riverside Golf Club at Fairmont Hot Spring in British Columbia. Woodridge Ford has sponsored the Hole In One for …

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3rd Annual Canadian Women’s Ride Day

Country Grocer is once again showing Support for Canadian Women’s Ride Day (CWRD). The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon, spoke at the celebrations following the Vancouver Island event on July 19th at Cobble Hill Country Grocer, 1400 Cowichan Bay Road. 150 or more women on motorcycles, Canadian flags flying, roared through …

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Nature’s Path Family Grows With Addition Of Country Choice Organic

Nature’s Path Foods has announced the purchase of the Country Choice Organic brand from New Century Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Grain Millers, Inc. Through this acquisition, Nature’s Path is welcoming seven delicious organic products to its robust portfolio. The new additions will include canister oats and cookies.  Grain Millers and Nature’s Path …

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MIKE LOVSIN of Freson Bros. to Receive Life Member Designation from CFIG

Joe Longo, chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), Thomas A. Barlow, president and CEO, and the CFIG Board of Directors have announced Mike Lovsin of Freson Bros. in Stony Plain, Alta., as the 2015 recipient of CFIG’s prestigious Life Member Award in the Independent Grocer category. Thomas A . Barlow, president and CEO of CFIG said, “Mike has worked tirelessly on …

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Joe Weber to Receive Life Member Designation from CFIG

Joey Longo, chair of Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), Thomas A. Barlow, president and CEO, and the CFIG Board of Directors have announced Joe Weber, senior vice-president, retail sales at Saputo Canada, as a 2015 recipient of CFIG’s prestigious Life Member Award in the Industry Builder category. Thomas A. Barlow, president and CEO …

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