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January, 2021

  • 12 January

    Canada’s biggest retailers and consumer packaged goods brands support “Golden Design Rules” to reduce plastic waste

    TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – More than twenty Canadian retail and consumer packaged goods companies, representing a substantial proportion of the nation’s plastic packaging, are among the first to support new global “Golden Design Rules” to improve plastics recycling and reduce landfill and pollution. The rules acknowledge the importance of …

  • 12 January

    Eliminating humans from the food supply chain

    By Sylvain Charlebois Professor Dalhousie University Loblaws will be able to move food from automated picking facilities multiple times a day to support its online grocery service Loblaws is partnering with Gatik, an autonomous vehicle provider from the United States, to launch the first autonomous food delivery fleet. This is …

  • 8 January

    The COVID Files

    As the COVID-19 pandemic as we know it started to take hold, Ken began deep-diving into the particulars of supplements, lifetstyles, and other factors that can influence our immune response to symptoms related to COVID-19.  Since March, Ken has written a great deal about many aspects of this virus, citing …

  • 8 January

    IDDBA Releases Trends Report

    Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is excited to announce What’s in Store 2021, the detailed look at industry trends, what’s driving results, and forward-thinking projections, releases today.  New this year, the data driven insights are available exclusively in digital format. Also new this year, What’s …

  • 6 January

    New, Spreadable dips from Saltspring Harvest!

    Currently offered in two flavours – Smoky Red Pepper has sweet red pepper, hints of paprika and chipotle. This barely-spicy dip is a healthier, chunkier version of that old mayo-based standby. Artichoke and Lemon is a dreamy dip inspired by traditional artichoke dip flavours –  artichokes, olive oil, pepper and …

  • 6 January

    Flow Alkaline Spring Water Innovates Online with New Flavour

     Premium beverage brand introduces new flavour Flow Peach + Blueberry  December 17, 2020 – Ontario, Canada  – Flow Alkaline Spring Water, a leading premium water brand emphasizing sustainability in sourcing, packaging and practice, introduces a new addition to its range of delicious fla​vours “Flow Peach + Blueberry.” The flavour joins …

  • 6 January

    Carbon-neutral snack foods will appeal to post-pandemic consumers, says GlobalData

    Large snack food companies must double down on carbon emissions at every level if they want green credibility. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability and reducing environmental impact are becoming ever more critical to consumers’ perceptions of brands. Leading data and analytics company GlobalData’s most recent consumer survey reports that …

  • 6 January

    The slippery ethics of paying grocery executives bonuses

    By Sylvain Charlebois on December 29, 2020 COVID-19 has made us realize that many people whose jobs are too important to be interrupted are the ones earning the least money Almost everyone agrees that grocery store workers should earn better wages, especially during a pandemic. In Canada, their hourly rate hovers around $15 …

  • 6 January

    CFDE Santa Cause

    Monday December 7th was the perfect evening to gather friends and colleagues from the food industry to celebrate achievements and doing good; in this first virtual event many attendees joked about Calgary’s perfect weather (+8 C) which is not common for this time of the year and way different from …

  • 6 January

    The Changing Shopper Journey During a Pandemic

      By Sue Nicholls The shopper journey (or path to purchase) has changed, driven by our changing habits as we navigate through this pandemic. We need to understand these changes in the shopper journey from a big picture perspective and consider how they affect each of us whether we are …