Local/Organic

  • Ontario launches Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest

    October 27, 2021
    Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest aims to launch a new way of reducing food waste in the country. Running through November, the Upcycled Food Fest will bring together an unprecedented group of chefs, restaurants, food and beverage companies, nutritionists, and grocery retailers. The festival aims to demonstrate how healthy, fully sustainable, and delicious meals can be ...
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  • Whole Foods Market highlights top 10 trends for 2022

    October 20, 2021
    Whole Foods Market global buyers and experts have unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2022 in the retailer’s seventh-annual Trends predictions. According to the predictions, made each year by a Trends Council, buzz-less spirits, yuzu, Reducetarianism and functional beverages made with prebiotics and botanicals are among the food influences expected to rise in popularity in the ...
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  • How Canadian foodservice has been forever changed

    October 18, 2021
    By now, it seems undeniably apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Canadian foodservice forever. According to Restaurants Canada’s Foodservice Facts 2021 report, that view is shared by 76 per cent of operators across the country. On the positive side, foodservice sales are rebounding. In July 2021, there was only a five per cent difference shortfall in ...
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  • Alberta restaurant donates $25K Caesar winnings to community

    October 5, 2021
    Sorso Lounge from Airdrie, Alta. was recently chosen from 255 Canadian restaurants to win the grand prize provided by Mott’s Clamato for their Caesar. Not content with merely winning, they felt they had to give something back. Managing Partner London Richard from Sorso Lounge, the grand prize winner of the Mott’s Clamato “Best Caesar in Town” competition, won ...
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  • Le Burger Week celebrates record-breaking 10th anniversary

    September 27, 2021
    Le Burger Week, the annual celebration of Canada’s biggest and best burgers, held its milestone 10th anniversary earlier this month, adding a second week to the event for the first time ever. From September 1-14, Le Burger Week, presented by Saputo and Sysco and delivered with DoorDash, rolled out across the nation. Fittingly, the supersize 10th ...
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  • Food companies ranked in Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard

    September 14, 2021
    Global non-profit organization Mercy For Animals has released the inaugural Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, the first report to rank Canada’s major food companies on their animal welfare practices. The report scores 40 well-known retailers, restaurants, and other companies including the likes of Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart, Nestlé, Tim Hortons, and A&W. It ranks them on ...
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  • Canadians want indoor dining, technology, and to support local

    September 13, 2021
    Canadians are looking forward to returning to restaurants as long as safety measures are in place finds the 2021 Discerning Diner Report from Angus Reid and Restaurants Canada. In particular, 89 per cent of Canadians are looking forward to eating out with friends and family, with 64 per cent going so far as to say ...
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  • Indigenous Tourism Ontario launches food tourism initiative

    August 16, 2021
    Indigenous Tourism Ontario has launched a first-of-its-kind food tourism initiative aimed at establishing Indigenous foods and foodways as integral parts of Ontario’s identity.  FEAST: Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Ontario launched on August 10 as a five-year plan intended to strategically advance the Indigenous food tourism sector. Over a two-year period, Indigenous Tourism Ontario worked with partners across ...
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  • Industry and academia team up to secure Canada’s food supply

    August 10, 2021
    Canada’s leading food and beverage processing associations have come together to invest in a first-of-its-kind national food supply chain platform. Protein Industries Canada has announced the Food Convergence Innovation (FCI) Canada – Food and Beverage Supply Chain Project. The FCI-Canada Project focuses on creating a national, sector-wide platform with enterprise-to-enterprise connectivity capabilities, which will help strengthen ...
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  • Food Day Canada celebrates Canadian food workers

    July 29, 2021
    Canadians are ready to celebrate Food Day Canada 2021 on Saturday, July 31. Across the country, people will be sharing good food and Canada will be lit up from coast to coast for this year’s celebrations. Almost 50 buildings and icons, from Government House in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Niagara Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs ...
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  • Alberta introduces “Made in Alberta, by Albertans” food labels

    July 14, 2021
    Alberta’s provincial government is introducing a “Made in Alberta” label to help grocery shoppers quickly identify food that has been produced within the province’s borders. The labels, which will read “Made in Alberta, by Albertans”, will be introduced by the government’s Agriculture and Forestry department. The key motivations are to help support local farmers and food producers ...
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  • Ontario winery wins top international wine award

    July 7, 2021
    Niagara, Ont.’s Hidden Bench Estate Winery was awarded the “Best in Show” at the 2021 Decanter Wine Awards in London, England for their single-vineyard 2018 Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay. The Decanter World Wine Awards is the largest and most influential wine competition in the world. This year, the awards received over 18,000 submissions from 56 countries. The ...
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  • Pushing for a national agri-food sustainability index

    June 11, 2021
    A private–public coalition of 34 diverse partners is pushing for the creation of Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index. To that end, it has released the Business Case for Establishing the National Index on Agri-Food Performance. Sustainability has been a growing concern within foodservice, food manufacturing, and related industries for some years, but the conversation keeps on growing. Around ...
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  • Retail Council of Canada announces 2020 Grand Prix winners

    June 4, 2021
    The Retail Council of Canada has announced the winners of its annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards for 2020. The winning products were evaluated by a jury comprised of food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging. The winners selected from this year’s finalists are as follows: FOOD BIMBO CANADA | Oroweat Organic 22 ...
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  • Organic food sales climb by record amount in 2020

    May 26, 2021
    Amid the uncertainty and change of the past year, organic food is prospering. U.S. organic sales jumped by a record 12.4 per cent to US$61.9 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 Organic Industry Survey released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). That marks the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed ...
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