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June, 2020

  • 9 June

    Bel Cheese Canada: Cristine Laforest appointed General Manager

    MONTREAL, June 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Bel Group is proud to announce the appointment of Cristine Laforest as General Manager of Bel Canada. She assumed her new role on February 1, 2020. With 20 years of experience in the agri-food industry, including 12 with the Bel Group, Cristine Laforest has …

  • 8 June

    Happy Planet Wellness Bowls

    Happy Planet, the much-loved Canadian born smoothie & soups brand with a mission to create a happier planet through great tasting food & ethically sourced ingredients is launching a whole new range of Plant Powered Wellness Bowls later this year. The new plant-based range will include four complete, single serve …

  • 4 June

    Fresh St. Market launches Farm to Fresh St. Market in all its stores to help our local British Columbia farmers

    Helping out our local British Columbia Farmers – Fresh St. Market launches Farm to Fresh St. Market in all its stores Vancouver, B.C. June 4, 2020 – To help increase our collective efforts in supporting and celebrating British Columbia’s local farmers, Fresh St. Market is launching a new program to strengthen our …

  • 4 June

    Plant Based Foods of Canada Appoints Hestor.

    Plant-Based Foods of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandi Hester, Senior Director of Marketing, Natural | Organic and Market Insights, Tree of Life ULC to the role of Board Chair.  Sandi brings over two decades experience in the grocery industry, primarily in the manufacturing space with companies like Wrigley, …

  • 4 June

    Grocers move away from ‘hero pay’ model for staff

    By Sylvain Charlebois on June 2, 2020 The economics of pay increases in the retail sector are always weak, especially in food retailing, which has low margins ‘Hero pay’ is quietly fading away in grocery stores and food distribution centres. That’s quite the reversal from 10 weeks ago. The American-based …

  • 4 June

    “Well it’s Official! This time it is for real… Albert Lum is retiring”

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, After nearly 50 years in the grocery business, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement. My last day with Buy-Low Foods will be July 1st, 2020. As I look back, I remember starting my career in this industry at under 10 years of …

  • 3 June

    Neste opens Europe’s first RFID-based self-service store in Finland – purchases can be scanned through a shopping bag

    Neste Corporation, Press Release, 3 June 2020 at 7:30 am (EET) Neste opens a new fully automated Easy Deli store on 3 June 2020 in the center of Helsinki, Finland. The store uses RFID technology, developed in Finland by Nordic ID, which scans all purchases made by the customer at …

  • 2 June

    Finalists for 27th Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Announced

    2019 new product trends reflect Canadians’ increased interest in plant-based food products and food innovations that bring restaurant quality home. TORONTO, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is excited to reveal the finalists for the 27th Annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.    The 27th Annual Canadian Grand Prix finalists represent the 112 …

  • 2 June

    Biro introduces a new economical Food Former

    The Biro Manufacturing Company has introduced a new economical Food Former, Model F1000N. The new Food Former includes the following features as standard equipment:                 Auto paper feeder, take away conveyor, paper starter kit and one round hole (variable thickness) mold drum.  The machine has a small foot print and …

May, 2020

  • 29 May

    Nuts For Cheese becomes world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese manufacturer

    London ON- An established leader in the natural product and vegan cheese categories, Nuts For Cheese has joined the growing Fairtrade movement, sourcing key ingredients like cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric and black peppercorns from the global south to produce the world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese. The Fairtrade process of …