Another Canadian fast-food chain adds plant-based Beyond Meat to its menu

In 2018, A&W Canada made waves by adding the Beyond Meat burger to its menu, and now another national chain is pairing up with the California-based meat alternative company. Quesada, a Tex-Mex style chain will launch a Beyond Meat Burrito made with Beyond Meat’s Feisty Crumbles. The new Beyond Meat Burrito hits the menu boards of Quesada’s nearly 120 locations on Feb [...]

01 March 2019

Canadian grocer Loblaws grows digital offerings to keep Amazon at bay

Loblaws, Canada’s largest grocery retailer, is on a digital push to keep its highest-value customers loyal. The retailer is quickly upgrading its digital experiences and loyalty program as Amazon and Walmart gain market share in Canada. Loblaws expanded online grocery pickup to reach 75 percent of the Canadian population, and began a tie-up with Instacart to offer gr [...]

01 March 2019

Turmoil in cheese land five years after takeover of Hamilton factory

In 2014, iconic Hamilton cheese company Salerno Dairy was swallowed by Gay Lea Foods with promises of stable employment, expanded business, a new R&D facility and a continuation of the brand. It meant a new chapter in the life of a company that was started by Italian cheese maker Carmine Marzaroin 1961 in a garage off Cannon Street. Five years after the acquisit [...]

01 March 2019

Tim Hortons opens first location in China

Tim Hortons has opened its first restaurant in China — in the People's Square in the city of Shanghai. The Shanghai Tim Hortons is the first location in the country following the signing of a master franchise agreement last year with the New York-based private equity fund the Cartesian Capital Group. Shanghai came first, but the chain expects 1,500 [...]

01 March 2019

In the Canadian natural foods business, experts say small is big

Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, keto, whole grain — there's no shortage of businesses offering the latest food trends at the Canadian Health Foods Association trade show in Vancouver this weekend.  Rob Mendt, director of sales for Avafina Organics, says business is booming for his company based out of Coquitlam, B.C., near Vancouver.  "Every year it gets bigger [...]

01 March 2019

Cooking up new business

Corus Entertainment and Twitter Canada have cooked up a new social media format that will dish out a weekly series of eight, pre-recorded episodes featuring a variety of Food Network chefs preparing a wide range of meals for foodies. The #destinationdishes series of five-minute episodes on @FoodNetworkCA is sponsored by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's CIBC Aventura travel-ori [...]

01 March 2019

Regulating wild food suggested to ease Arctic hunger: Caribou Marketing Board

Northerners could get relief from sky-high grocery bills if Ottawa were to help regulate and encourage the sale of food harvested from the land, a federal advisory board has concluded. In a report released Monday, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board recommends changes to how so-called country food is exchanged. They include regulations on buying and selling to safet [...]

01 March 2019

No Frills supermarket tells customer with disability to shop elsewhere​

It’s a “human resources thing.” That was the response of the owner of a No Frills supermarket in Whitecourt, Alta., when contacted by the CBC after a woman with disabilities was allegedly barred from shopping because it was taking her too long to bag her groceries.  Um, yes. It is an HR “thing.” It’s called accommodating people with di [...]

01 March 2019

2019-2028 Global Compound Feed Market: Industry Trends, Business Overview & Forecast Analysis

“Compound Feed Market 2019″ describes an in-depth evaluation and professional survey on the present and future state of the Compound Feed market across the globe, including valuable facts and figures. Compound Feed Market provides information regarding the emerging opportunities in the Compound Feed market & the market drivers, trends & upcoming technologies that w [...]

01 March 2019

The greatest thing since sliced bread is ... old-fashioned bread: Inside one baker's mission to transform Canada's loaves

Dara Gallinger paces the big open kitchen at her bakery in Toronto that doubles as an urban mill, grinding all the grain for its bread. She grabs a handful of fresh-milled flour — a favourite demonstration of hers — and squeezes it in her fist. It clumps together like soil. “That’s like clay,” she said, poking at the ball of flour in her palm. “That’s because it’s [...]

01 March 2019

Toronto's best Italian restaurants

An encyclopedic knowledge of (and gleeful cherry-picking approach to) Italy’s lesser-known regional dishes; a deft hand with off-cuts and offal; big, bold flavours; some seriously righteous garlic knots. That’s the winning formula that’s made the Buca family a seemingly unstoppable force in the city’s food scene since Rob Gentile and King Street Food Company set up sho [...]

01 March 2019

Go savoury or sweet at Yorkville’s Dessert Lady Café

Dessert Lady Café & Bakery 3/4 stars Address: 1 Sultan St. (at St. Thomas St.), 416-513-1118, dessertlady.ca Chef: Styven Bonilla Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations: Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Price: Lunch for two with wine, tax and tip: $65 The good news about Dessert Lady Bakery & Cafe [...]

01 March 2019

Milano's Grill Express in Scarborough has Greek and Italian sandwiches

Scarborough’s Dorset Park area has a new place for Philly cheesesteak and Greek and Italian sandwich favourites, Milano’s Grill Express. The restaurant opened Jan. 12 at 1891 Kennedy Rd., north of Ellesmere Road, and features Philadephia-style sandwiches, veal, meatball, falafel and chicken souvlaki. Milano’s also has burgers, including a Greek burger topped with tzatziki and feta. and s [...]

01 March 2019

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Tim Hortons opens first location in China

Tim Hortons has opened its first restaurant in China — in the People's Square [...]

01 March 2019

No Frills supermarket tells customer with disability to shop elsewhere​

It’s a “human resources thing.” That was the response of the owner of a  [...]

01 March 2019

Regulating wild food suggested to ease Arctic hunger: Caribou Marketing Board

Northerners could get relief from sky-high grocery bills if Ottawa were to help regulate and enco [...]

01 March 2019

Cooking up new business

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2019-2028 Global Compound Feed Market: Industry Trends, Business Overview & Forecast Analysis

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