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May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Better get used to higher food prices

    By Sylvain Charlebois on May 27, 2020 The food sector has never been recession-proof. But COVID-19 may show us that it’s immune to deflationary pressures Despite a negative inflation rate overall, recent Statistics Canada numbers tell us we’re in for a wild ride at the grocery store. While the general inflation rate sits …

  • 27 May

    In Conversation with Retail Leaders in Canada featuring Michael Medline

    Presented by FCPC Date: June 2, 2020 Time: 2 pm EDT Tickets: RCC Members $50 | Non-members $75 In Conversation with Retail Leaders in Canada is an exciting new online series featuring in-depth conversations between Retail Council of Canada President and CEO Diane J. Brisebois and Canada’s top retail leaders …

  • 26 May

    Organika launches Canada’s first collagen cookie, the FÄV Collagen Cookie

    Organika, family-owned and operated Vancouver-based health and wellness brand, has introduced a new way to snack smarter, the FÄV Collagen Cookie. The team’s latest innovation is a fun and functional way to satisfy your sweet tooth with a balance of healthy ingredients. Baked locally in Vancouver,FÄV Collagen Cookies are made …

  • 25 May


    Food Banks BC is the recipient of a significant donation of eggs from BC’s egg farmers. As the economy took a hit due to COVID-19, food bank usage increased. BC’s egg farmers knew they had to do something to help. As a result, BC Egg, the organization representing all registered …

  • 20 May

    BCFB Virtual Town Hall: Working with retailers to forecast your sales during COVID19

    BCFB Virtual Town Hall: Working with retailers to forecast your sales during COVID19 Hosted by BC Food & Beverage with SKUFood Thursday, May 21 from 11-12:15 PM Registration link: https://my.demio.com/ref/PPsbXR2uazn0PGx6 Join us and Peter Chapman of SKUFood on May 21st to learn what retailers are focused on and how you can …

  • 20 May

    VTT: A circular economy of plastics will reduce plastic pollution and slow down climate change

    Moving to a circular economy of plastics is of pivotal importance if we want to combine our healthy and safe lifestyle with sustainable development. In our new publication on the circular economy of plastics, we explain how we can solve the environmental problems caused by plastics while also preserving the …

  • 13 May

    Share the news – BCFB Award Nominations are open until June 1!

            BC Food & Beverage Award nominations have officially opened! Celebrate the achievements of colleagues who are breaking ground in the food and beverage space in our community. Tell us about them by nominating this person and/or their product(s) for a BC Food and Beverage Award. Award …

  • 12 May

    Small businesses closed due to the pandemic start to see their products hit London Drugs store shelves

    May 15 is the deadline for small businesses to submit their products for consideration RICHMOND, B.C.- May 12, 2020 – Since the launch of London Drugs’ Local Central on April 28, more than 1200 Western Canadian companies have submitted products for consideration to be made available on London Drugs’ store …

  • 8 May

    London Drugs opens up end of day shopping hours to the public and introduces a new way to support COVID-19 relief efforts

    RICHMOND, B.C.- May 8, 2020 –   As more and more grocery stores and pharmacies have expanded their opening hours beyond 9 pm in the last couple weeks, it has given frontline workers many more options to find the essentials for their families now. As a result, the past two weeks has …

  • 8 May

    Tell Us Who Should Be The Next CFDE Santa Cause Nominee!

    Hello CFDE Members, The CDFE Board and Santa Cause committee is looking for your help with nominations this year for the 2020 Santa Cause Event! This is a special year as it is the 20th Anniversary of the Santa Cause and we hope to have great attendance from the past …