High demand for healthy products and processed food to grow natural flavours market

Press Release The global natural flavours market is anticipated to grow significantly in the forecast period due to increasing preference for food products with natural flavours and growing health awareness among consumers. Natural flavours, normally known as food additives are the essential oils used in different food products. They are either obtained from a vegetable or […]

Koios subsidiary Cannavated to develop line of cannabis functional beverages

Press Release Koios Beverage Corp. is pleased to announce the creation of Cannavated Beverage Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary that will be among the first companies to produce cannabis-infused beverages. Koios brings its proven experience in the functional beverage industry to the growing cannabis sector. Cannavated drinks will have all of the nootropic health benefits of the winning […]

Hopscotch’s third Toronto location now open on Queen Street

The health-conscious concept donates all opening proceeds to Toronto Foundation for Student Success Press release The Ontario-based health food concept, Hopscotch, has officially opened their newest location at 224 Queen Street West in Toronto. The fast casual restaurant, known for their affordable, chef-inspired menu boasting fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, donated all opening proceeds to Toronto […]

What’s trending during the bustling lunch daypart?

By Renee Lee Canada’s restaurant industry brings in $80 billion in sales every year, according to recent data. Changes in consumer behaviors, such as moving away from eating three square meals a day (Nestle Canada’s “Evolution of Eating in Canada” symposium revealed that many Canadians are grazing throughout the day and focusing on snacking) or […]

A&W commits funding to University of Saskatchewan research on broiler chicken barn lighting

Press release A&W Canada has announced that it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project that will examine lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens. The project’s broader research focus is to determine lighting effects on the mobility, behavior and physiological welfare of poultry by measuring the impact of […]

New report explores how food and beverage consumption is changing

Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) provides an in-depth look at what’s truly important to the Canadian consumer when eating in and out of home Press release The NPD Group and Nielsen have joined together to provide an unparalleled view of Canadians’ “share of stomach.” Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) is the definitive source for detailed information on eating […]

The top food and beverage trends for 2017

By Kavita Sabharwal Consumers are always changing, and so are their food and drink preferences. What they want and what is important to them continues to evolve, and the industry is keeping pace with those needs. In recent years, health trends such as superfoods, pulses and smoothies have taken the world by storm, putting an […]

A&W commits to higher animal welfare standards for its chicken

Press release A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W), a leader in animal welfare in Canada, has committed to the adoption of even higher animal welfare standards for farm-raised broiler chickens. These changes are based on the company’s philosophy of continuous improvement and ongoing evaluation of the humane treatment of animals. A&W works with farmers, industry […]

Menu trends to watch: Healthy bowls, pickling and honey

By Kristin Menas Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus. Healthy bowls About the trend: Bowls are serving as a popular format to highlight better-for-you ingredients like superfoods At quick-service and fast-casual concepts Smoothie bowls are a booming health trend Bowls eliminate the need for hearty starches […]

Veggie noodles help create a fresh, light meal

By Shelby Morrison As delicious as noodles are, sometimes it is nice to enjoy a light, low-carb meal. Feeling like you’re indulging in noodles while doing your health and waistline a favour is basically all we could wish for. A variety of different vegetables can be turned into noodles by using a spiralizer or slicing […]