The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity held a webinar to look at how to better earn public trust in food and farming. Ashley Bruner, research co-ordinator for CCFI, said the COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumers’ desire to know where their food comes from. Globally, there has been a record rise in general trust, with Canada
Canada’s plant-based food industry just got a big boost from the federal government. On June 22, Justin Trudeau announced an investment of almost $100 million. The cash will go to Merit Functional Foods in Winnipeg, where it will be used to “create good jobs in a fast-growing field.” Speaking from Rideau Cottage on June 22, the prime minister
CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International, to offer online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in June. These workshops were originally planned to take place in person but have now been moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops
Food manufacturers are limiting their production to their most popular items in order to maximize volume and meet the skyrocketing demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Canadians self-isolate, eat more meals at home and stockpile essentials, demand for some grocery items has been up by 400 per cent. Major retailers, which typically stock on
EDMONTON — Planet Organic Market is closing its 11 stores, citing the company’s current financial state in an internal memo. “We have tried to find a solution for the company but now it has come the time to recognize that despite the best efforts to restructure the business we are at an end,” Planet Organic
Do you know where your food comes from? The federal government is getting ready to roll out a five-year, multimillion-dollar ad campaign this summer in the hope that teaching the public how Canadian farms operate and what their standards are will get more people to “buy Canadian.” According to a contract notice posted on Monday morning,
As part of its plan to go zero-waste by 2030, the City of Montreal wants to bar large grocery stores from throwing organic waste into the trash. “We’re producing food. There’s an environmental cost, an economic cost. To waste that is absolute nonsense,” said Laurence Lavigne Lalonde, the city’s executive committee member responsible for the city’s
As Walmart Canada steadily expands its offering of online grocery options, the retailer is hoping its pricing model will provide a competitive edge in what is becoming an increasingly crowded market. Walmart Canada recently launched its online grocery delivery service in Montreal, Que., and the service is now available in every province across the country.
New York (CNN Business) — People are eager to try plant-based meat alternatives. Kroger wants to make sure they’ll know where to find them. The grocery chain is trying out a dedicated plant-based protein section in its meat aisle. Sixty locations in parts of Indiana and Illinois, as well as in Denver, will run the test for 20 weeks
Expansion builds on Walmart Canada’s strategy to help customers shop where, when and how they want at Walmart’s everyday low prices MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Walmart Canada and Instacart today announced the national expansion of their relationship, which will bring on-demand grocery delivery services from nearly 200 Walmart stores across Canadain as fast as an hour.