Food and Beverage Ontario launches job program

Food and Beverage Ontario has launched CareersNOW!, a province-wide program that is designed to rapidly fill immediate job vacancies in the food and beverage processing sector and attract talent for the future. CareersNOW! will optimize Food and Beverage Ontario’s initiative Taste Your Future to profile careers and will also expand Frontline Food Facts to provide essential skills training […]

Technomic study reveals COVID-19 impact on beverages

A new report from Technomic illustrates the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the beverage category of foodservice. The report is a deliverable of Technomic’s Away-From-Home Beverage Navigator program, which offers a comprehensive assessment of both hot and cold beverage categories, including market sizing, historical tracking, predicted growth, consumer insights, operator responses, major […]

Complimentary ORHMA membership offer from MediaEdge Communications

It goes without saying that the past 15+ months has been a difficult time for our industry as we find ourselves living in an era of lockdowns and limited service.  With Ontario restaurant operators finding themselves in unchartered waters, we want to ensure that everyone has support and assistance when needed.  MediaEdge Communications and our […]

B.C. introduces paid sick leave for workers

Workers in British Columbia will soon have access to a paid sick leave program that will support them to stay home when they are sick during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation introduced on May 11 will also include permanent paid illness leave. Amendments to the Employment Standards Act will bring in three days […]

Flanagan Foodservice named one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies

Flanagan Foodservice has been named one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies for the eighth year in a row. That gives Flanagan Foodservice Canada’s Best-Managed Companies Platinum Club status, which companies achieve when they have been named one of the Best-Managed Companies for seven consecutive years or more. The 2021 Best-Managed program from Deloitte recognizes the best […]

Walmart Canada now sourcing sustainable Canadian beef

Walmart Canada is now sourcing beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). Additionally, the chain is sourcing enough beef from sustainable sources for its Your Fresh Market brand beef patties that it has been granted permission to include a sustainability certification label on […]

Vast majority of diners plan to maintain digital ordering habits

Ninety-two percent of restaurant customers who are fully vaccinated plan to continue digital ordering at least as often as they do now, according to new research from Paytronix and PYMNTS. Conversely, just eight per cent plan to return to dine-in as they did prior to the pandemic. Thirty-two percent of independent, full-service restaurant customers who are […]

Canadians struggling with eating habits during COVID-19

A new survey from the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University has found that 74 per cent of Canadians say the COVID-19 has impacted their pandemic impacted their eating habits. More than three-quarters of those surveyed (77 per cent) said their stress level was impacted by the pandemic, with younger generations feeling it the most: […]

New certification program for plant-based foods

A new certification seal aims to help consumers easily find plant-based foods and vegan products on store shelves. Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFC) has partnered with the U.S.-based Plant-Based Food Association (PBFA) to make its “Certified Plant-Based” food certification program available in Canada. The first products carrying the seal have already hit shelves in Canadian […]