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News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 5, 2020  

Noose placed on Wis. Molson Coors brewery shooter’s locker in 2015

Police investigators say so far “neither race nor racism has been identified as a factor in this incident.”

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 5, 2020  

Seafood producers shift gears to adjust to coronavirus impact on markets

Postponed Boston seafood show creates further challenges for companies trying to reach alternative markets to Asia.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 3, 2020  

Tilray misses analyst expectations in Q4, follows February layoffs

Legal cannabis market slower than expected taking share from the elicit market due to distribution and product availability issues.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Mondelez buys majority stake in Give & Go Prepared Foods

Toronto-based food company makes two-bite brownies, brands include Create-A-Treat, Mason St. Bakehouse and the Worthy Crumb Pastry.

News Food & Beverage Transportation General
February 27, 2020  

Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades

Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market

News Food & Beverage General
February 27, 2020  

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier less grocery store

At the new store, opening Feb. 25 in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 25, 2020  

Canntab awarded Health Canada cannabis research licence

Plans to produce oral delivery formulations including extended release, instant release and bi-layered hard pills.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 24, 2020  

Research tapping into craft brewing potential of Maritime wild hops

Second phase will move several varieties being studied from a federal farm to commercial breeders.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 20, 2020  

BevCanna doubles Vancouver manufacturing facility

Expecting standard processing licence as it prepares to initiate full-scale production.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 18, 2020  

Joint venture will market BevCanna-infused drinks in Europe

Will initially launch the LEV line of lightly sparkling fruit-flavoured CBD-infused spring water beverages and water-soluble powders.

News Food & Beverage General
February 13, 2020  

Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study

Big winners would be Canada and Russia, more than four million square kilometres of boreal forest would become arable land.

News Food & Beverage Government General
February 13, 2020  

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

American distillers have been caught in the middle of a trans-Atlantic trade dispute since mid-2018.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 11, 2020  

BevCanna to deploy nano-delivery tech in cannabis-infused beverages

Will have the exclusive rights to commercialize the NextLeaf-owned technology.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 11, 2020  

Saputo makes sustainability pledge for progress by 2025

Committed to reducing air, water and waste impacts, use recyclable, renewable packaging.

News Food & Beverage General
February 11, 2020  

‘Sizable gap’ between Tim’s performance and capability: CEO

RBI plans to fix the coffee-and-doughnut chain’s performance by elevating the quality of its core categories.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 10, 2020  

Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

Environmental Protection Agency began to count factory farms during the Obama administration but retreated when industry groups sued

News Food & Beverage General
February 10, 2020  

Ardent Mills to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa operations

The Yuba City, California, facility will be Ardent Mills’ first gluten-free sourcing and cleaning facility with the ability to expand to additional grains

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 10, 2020  

Dairy industry warns of price hike as a result of NB Saputo plant closure

Farmers will have to ship their milk as far as Victoriaville, Que., or Dartmouth, NS, for processing.

News Food & Beverage General
February 6, 2020  

Hellmann’s Canada commits to using 100% recycled plastic

Initiative is projected to save one million kilograms of virgin plastic this year.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 4, 2020  

Climate change, pollution and urbanization threaten water in Canada

Where, when, and how much rain, snow or freezing rain falls is changing across the country.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 4, 2020  

Cott signs deal to sell S&D Coffee and Tea to Westrock Coffee

Part of the Mississauga beverage maker’s plan to focus on its water business.

News Food & Beverage General
February 3, 2020  

Lukewarm sales, Tims seeks to reclaim Canadian brand identity

Chief corporate officer Duncan Fulton acknowledges that franchisees aren’t happy that some consumers no longer view Tim Hortons as a Canadian company

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Sustainability
January 31, 2020  

Quebec to expand deposit system to cover all drink containers by 2022

Deposit charged to containers ranging from 100 millilitres to two litres made of plastic, glass or metal.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 30, 2020  

Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip

Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.

News Food & Beverage General
January 30, 2020  

Tim Hortons pulls last of its Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches

Initial enthusiasm from customers in Ontario and BC has waned: not enough demand to keep it as a permanent item.

News Food & Beverage General
January 28, 2020  

Fish, sausage, even honey: Food fraud is hidden in plain sight

While the extent of global food fraud is difficult to quantify, the CFIA suggests it affects 10% of commercially sold food.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 28, 2020  

Switching grape varieties helps winemakers adapt to climate change: study

Wine grapes are sensitive to temperature, so many growers have been feeling the effects of a changing climate for decades.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 28, 2020  

Labatt acquires BC distillery known for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages

Goodridge & Williams makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, plus other spirits and mixed drinks.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

Cannabis edibles on sale digitally via Ontario’s online store

Seventy new items tested by Health Canada can be purchased online.

News Food & Beverage General
January 16, 2020  

Starbucks to open digital age pick up-focused spot in Toronto

Part of a trend in which companies are experimenting with take-out only locations.

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 14, 2020  

Spirits of innovation: Black Fly wins with not too sweet

Ready-to-drink distiller sets its sights on growth, innovation and sustainability.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 14, 2020  

Maple Leaf CEO’s Iran plane crash comments unprecedented: experts

McCain `very angry’ that a colleague’s wife and child were among 57 Canadians killed when the aircraft was shot down.