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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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 9, 2020  

Australian dairy signs licensing deal to use EnWave dehydration technology

Ballantyne has exclusive rights to produce dairy products in Australia using radiant energy vacuum process.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 7, 2020  

Impossible Foods unveils plant-based pork, sausage

Rolling out to restaurants first, company isn’t yet saying when it will come to groceries.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 7, 2020  

Another major US dairy seeks bankruptcy protection

Borden has filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major US dairy to do so in as many months.

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January 1, 2020  

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Here are the lists of winners and losers

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 16, 2019  

Green status for Sleeman: First brewer to achieve 3RCertified

Diverts 98% of its solid waste from the Guelph, Ont. brewery.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance General
December 16, 2019  

Food bar with Canadian sweetener aids athletes in the gym: study

No variability of glucose and insulin levels, so athletes didn’t experience peaks and valleys.

News Food & Beverage General Production
December 12, 2019  

Maple syrup production reaches record high while honey output drops

Maple products rose to $517.5 million on higher output as honey output and number of bee colonies declined.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

Canadians spent $908M at cannabis stores since legalization: StatCan

Access to cannabis stores increased as the number of retail stores jumped from 217 in March to 407 in July.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
December 4, 2019  

Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, won’t have to repay brewers

Court of Appeal tossed out part of an earlier judgment that granted two out-of-province brewers more than $2 million in damages.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
December 4, 2019  

Court rejects Nestle plan for bottled water pump building

Appeals court over-rules circuit judge who had granted Nestle’s request to put a booster pumping structure in an area zoned for agricultural uses.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
December 2, 2019  

CFIA cancels licences of three food companies in massive meat recall

Companies are no longer allowed to slaughter animals or prepare meat products, including for export

News Food & Beverage General
November 26, 2019  

Canadian convenience store giant Couche Tard makes $7.7B bid for Caltex

If the offer is accepted, the Laval, Que.-based Couche-Tard would make a first breakthrough in the Australian market.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
November 26, 2019  

RCMP not to blame for losses in 2003 NB fishery riot

Fish plant burned down in Shippagan after the DFO reallocated crab quotas.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
November 21, 2019  

Waterloo Brewing loses $2.1M in social engineering cyber attack

Involved the impersonation of a creditor employee and fraudulent wire transfer requests.

News Food & Beverage General
November 11, 2019  

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Sales of plant-based meat substitutes have grown an average of 22% annually in Eastern Europe over the last five years, and 13% annually in Western Europe.

News Food & Beverage General
November 11, 2019  

Premium Brands down on indirect fallout of China’s swine fever outbreak

Company says prices for specialty pork products it imports from Europe spiked because China is importing much more pork.

News Food & Beverage General
November 11, 2019  

Ben & Jerry’s sued over ‘happy cow’ characterization

False advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from “happy cows.”

News Food & Beverage General
November 11, 2019  

Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine for now

Overall, vintners estimate that the region lost only about 5% of its harvest to fire and smoke.

News Food & Beverage General
November 7, 2019  

Maple Leaf Foods to reduce environmental footprint and become carbon neutral

Plan is based on reducing emissions and investing in environmental projects in Canada and the US.

News Food & Beverage General
November 7, 2019  

B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels

Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
November 7, 2019  

McCain Foods NB potato plant expansion to create 80 jobs

Will install an advanced tech potato specialty production line ready to roll by 2021.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2019  

Pork, beef exports to China to resume after five-month suspension

China still bans the import of Canadian canola seed, alleging contamination; that dispute has gone to the WTO.

News Food & Beverage General
November 5, 2019  

Second McDonald’s executive out after CEO fired

CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired for violating company policy by having a consensual relationship with an employee.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 31, 2019  

Sobeys benches divert 720,000 plastic bags from landfill

Ultimate Picnic Table made by LakeCity Plastics in Dartmouth is unveiled at the Halifax Waterfront.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Operations
October 30, 2019  

Molson Coors Brewing cutting 400 to 500 jobs and restructuring operations

Montreal-based brewer will also close its Denver office and designate Chicago as its North American operational headquarters.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 30, 2019  

Lassonde juice maker buying BC’s Sun-Rype for $100M

Acquisition strengthens Quebec company’s presence in Canadian and US markets.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 29, 2019  

Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing US$100 million to improve recycling collection and processing.

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 29, 2019  

Know your competition to ensure business success

What to focus on while you identify, analyze, and determine their strengths and weaknesses.