MAY/JUNE 2021 • VOLUME 107, NO.3
20 Tell Me Something Good
Western Canadian producers are filling stomachs, helping the environment, and supporting their communities.
33 Mindful Moments
Canadian consumers seek out snacks that respond to their values and overall well-being.
39 Nutritional Trends
Aiding digestion and immune functions.
41 Innovators United!
B.C’s Sun-Rype joins with Quebec’s Lassonde to build on 75 years of product excellence.
49 The Food of Love and Comfort
Italian cuisine is a favourite anytime for so many reasons, but it has been especially popular throughout the pandemic.
57 Finalists for 28th Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Announced
65 Local Food Appreciation Stays Strong
The pandemic’s first anniversary is in the rear-view and BC consumers remain committed to locally-sourced food.
70 Cutting Refrigeration Costs
Maximizing profit through lowered energy costs.
On Our Cover
14 Family and Community
The foundation of Freson Bros.’ success.
Cover Photography: Ian Grant
6 Market Update
36 Social Media
47 Taking Stock
73 In the Bag