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October, 2018

  • 12 October

    Ocean Brands announces acquisition of leading premium sardines brand, Club Des Millionaires®

    RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 18, 2018 /CNW/ – Ocean Brands, a leading supplier of canned seafood products, including Gold Seal® Salmon and Ocean’s® Tuna, has announced the acquisition of the brand Club Des Millionnaires® from Harold T. Griffin Inc. BDO Transaction Advisory Services was the exclusive financial advisor to Harold T. Griffin for …

  • 12 October

    Going Bananas: Canada hosts the World Banana Forum as True Price Report reveals social & environmental costs of bananas

    Ottawa, ON – Bananas are the world’s most exported fresh fruit. In Canada, bananas comprised a whopping 9.0% of the $6.58 billion in imported fresh fruit in 2017, with 15.70 kg available for consumption per Canadian, making it by far one of the most consumed fruits across the country. Bananas may be the …

  • 11 October

    Over 12K Call on CFIA to Crack Down on Fraudulently Mislabeled Seafood in Grocery Stores After New Study Reveals Nearly half of Canadian Seafood Improperly Labelled 

    SumOfUs Says Grocery Stores and Suppliers Put Consumer Health At Risk When Mislabeling Seafood for Profits  Over 12,000 Canadian-based members of the global consumer group SumOfUs have signed onto a new petition calling on the CFIA to curb fraudulently mislabeled seafood in Canadian grocery stories. The petition comes on the …

  • 7 October

    September / October 2018

    SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 • VOLUME 104, NO.5 In this Issue 25 Sensory Strategy A good bakery department will lure customers regardless of their purchasing habits. 27 Make it Tasty, but Make it Quick Delis continue to evolve to include new tastes and quick meal options with a healthy cut of knowledge. …

  • 5 October

    Food Industry Veteran Dave Hansen Joins Silver Hills as Vice-President of Sales

    ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, October 3, 2018 – Silver Hills, the parent company behind better-for-you-brands Silver Hills Bakery, One Degree Organic Foods and Little Northern Bakehouse, today announces Dave Hansen to the new role of Vice-President, Sales, effective October 8, 2018. Dave began his career nearly 30 years ago with Frito-Lay/Pepsico Foodservice …

  • 4 October

    Announcing NAW 2019 Executive Summit: “DISRUPT YOURSELF!” January 29-31, 2019

    THE NAW 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMIT: “DISRUPT YOURSELF!” WASHINGTON, DC (October 4, 2018) — With a reception and dinner on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) convenes its highly anticipated Executive Summit in Washington, DC, to help best-in-class wholesaler-distributors from diverse wholesale distribution lines of trade exchange …

  • 4 October

    Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Leadership Changes

    Toronto, ON., October, 3, 2018 — Jim Bexis, chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) announced today the following senior leadership changes. Thomas Allen Barlow Retires Tom has announced to the board of directors his intention to step down as President and Chief …

  • 4 October

    Canadians ‘Think Pink’ when purchasing onions this fall

    Canadians ‘Think Pink’ when purchasing onions this fall With breast cancer accounting for 25 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in Canadian females and 1 in 8 women predicted to develop the disease in their lifetime, this fall, a Western Canadian produce grower, shipper, packer Thomas Fresh, will be highlighting …

  • 3 October

    Canadians to Spend More This Holiday Season

    Canadians will spend an average of CA$1,563 (3.7% increase over previous year) during the 2018 holiday season TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ – Eight out of ten Canadians plan to spend the same or more this holiday season according to PwC Canada’s 2018 Holiday Outlook report. Consumers will spend an average of CA$1,563, …

  • 1 October

    Jet Label & Packaging Purchases Canada’s First HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press

    Milestone doubles digital capacity at Western Canada’s largest label manufacturer Edmonton, AB, Canada – Jet Label & Packaging, Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, will become the first label manufacturer in Canada to install an HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press. Scheduled …