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January, 2019

  • 23 January

    CANADA’S NEW FOOD GUIDE IS A BIG STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

    MONTREAL – January 22, 2019 – Food Secure Canada applauds today’s release of the new Canada’s Food Guide, going beyond simply what to eat and getting to how we eat: encouraging more plant-based foods and less highly processed foods, and eating more mindfully and together. The new dietary guidelines open …

  • 18 January

    Press Release – Todd Newstead Joins CFIG

    Staff Announcement at CFIG Tom Shurrie, President & CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) has announced that Todd Newstead will be joining the organization as Acting Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industry Relations, effective February 4, 2019. Prior to joining CFIG Todd led Distribution Canada Inc. …

  • 17 January

    NEWS FROM IDDBA – What’s in Store 2019: Flavor

    What’s in Store 2019: Flavor Flavors inspire, stimulate, and drive a desire to optimize the human experience. We know trends in flavors show us consumers’ taste interests, but flavors also capture the moods of the US consumer. The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has found this customer is searching for: …

  • 17 January

    Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Report

    New research shows 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted (Toronto – January 17, 2019) – Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent – equaling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost …

  • 16 January

    NRF Study Says More Online Shoppers Want Free Shipping

    WASHINGTON, January 15, 2019 – Consumers increasingly expect free delivery of items they buy online and are also embracing new options like picking up their online purchases at a local store, according to the latest issue of the quarterly Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Consumers …

  • 16 January

    WEEKEND UNLIMITED ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERVE BEVERAGE COMPANY (VBC)

    VBC Brands, Verve and CHAMP Energy poised to capitalize upon national brand presence in the United States VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (15 January 2019) – Weekend Unlimited Inc. (“Weekend” or the “Company”) (CSE: YOLO – FSE: 0OS1) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced (November 13, 2018) acquisition of …

  • 16 January

    Loblaw Announces Expanded Responsibilities for Company President, Sarah Davis

    BRAMPTON, ON, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L, “Loblaw”) announced that Sarah Davis will assume expanded responsibilities in her role as President. In addition to day-to-day oversight of Loblaw’s business performance, she adds full responsibility for the company’s 13-member Management Board, and expands her direct-reporting lines with …

  • 16 January

    China Imported Food Industry Report 2018

        China Imported Food Industry Report 2018 Guangzhou Informa Yi Fan Exhibitions Co.Ltd, organizer of IFE China International Food Exhibition China, together withe the Co-organizer, China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce, releasing the China Imported Food Industry Report 2018. Do Take A Look of the Below …

  • 15 January

    Jones Soda Co. launches its new Ginger Beer in Canada

    Just in time for Kiss a Ginger Day Toronto, ON – January 11, 2019 – Jones Soda Co., a leader in the craft soda industry and known for its unique branding and authentic connection to its consumers, is adding Ginger Beer to its cane sugar soda line-up.  Jones Ginger Beer is …

  • 10 January

    LITEHOUSE RETAIL PROMOTION BRINGS BIG FLAVOR TO THE BIG GAME

    Sandpoint, IDAHO, Jan. 9, 2019 – With less than one month until the Big Game,Litehouse, Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company and the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the combined U.S. and Canada1, will kick off its annual retail promotion on Jan. 20. The “Big Game Big Flavor” …