1 in 4 Ontario F&B manufacturers waiting more than a year for critical staff

A new study conducted by Food and Beverage Ontario has found that while Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry is seeking to ease its skilled trade shortage by increasing education, employment opportunities, and access to qualified foreign workers, manufacturers are faced with numerous barriers. The report, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, […]

Canada’s food manufacturing sales grow despite inflation & turmoil

The annual Farm Credit Canada Food Report, which reviews the previous year’s industry performance, concluded that the food manufacturing sales sector held up well in 2021, rebounding significantly from 2020, and paints an optimistic picture for 2022. Noting that several external factors impacted Canadian food industries greatly in 2021, including inflation, continued COVID-19 restrictions, supply chain […]

Canadian F&B manufacturing estimated to grow 15% in five years

As Canadian foodservice continues to begin to rebound from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing is expected to see more positive days ahead. BDC’s latest Food and Beverage Manufacturing Outlook estimates that food and beverage manufacturing, Canada’s second-largest manufacturing industry, will grow by 15.6 per cent in the next five years. The sector is anticipated to grow […]

Increased competition and weaker consumer spending impact foodservice industry

Press release Solid growth expected for food manufacturers An increasingly competitive landscape and weakening consumer spending will limit revenue growth to 3.9 per cent for Canadian restaurants this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Food Services Industry. That would be the industry’s weakest performance since 2011. “As restaurants vie for Canadians’ food dollars, […]

Ultragrain Pasta now available to foodservice from Armour Specialty Marketing

Press release Ardent Mills has announced that it has reached agreement with Armour Specialty Marketing to produce and sell Ultragrain Pasta into the foodservice and food manufacturing channels. “We’re tremendously excited about Armour Specialty Marketing’s enthusiasm to represent and build the Ultragrain Pasta brand. This pasta is made with a blend of semolina and Ardent […]