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GROCERY WARS – Winning Customer Loyalty in the Age of Product
December 2, 2016

by Richard Baker, Food Distribution Guy Higher product transparency is increasingly becoming a global business requirement for companies across multiple markets and industries. So what is the definition of product transparency with respect to the [...]
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Amending Canada’s Agricultural Policy Framework to Support Growth and
November 24, 2016

by Jeff Shepherd, Mentor Works Ltd. Ontario’s agri-food industry is an economic leader and continues to experience sustained growth. In 2015, farming and food processing employed approximately 1 in 9 Ontarians and contributed $36.[...]
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Convenience: What You Need for Tomorrows Customers
November 15, 2016

by Tom Bryce-Hart, Local Line Service is about empowering your customers to be successful. As the food system advances, the way we judge service levels is going to change, and convenience will become the most [...]
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Get Ready! 2017 is the Year to Test your Food
November 8, 2016

Last week Food Starter celebrated a significant milestone; November 2nd marked exactly one year since we started to help early stage food businesses at our 76 Densley Avenue location. In the last 12-months we’ve [...]
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Five Important Features of Carton Liners for Food
November 7, 2016

by Danielle Hunter, Sales Associate at Chantler Packaging Inc. My favourite cookie recipe combines the crunch of graham crackers and the sweetness of chocolate chips to create essentially what I consider a s’more cookie, [...]
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Customers Want Your Story. Here's How to Give it to
November 3, 2016

by Tom Bryce-Hart, Local Line Trends come and go, and businesses rise and fall with them. 40 years ago the trend was set by Earl Butz. It was his dream to see fencerow after fencerow [...]
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GROCERY WARS - Emergence of the Kosher Certified Market!
October 31, 2016

by Richard Baker, Food Distribution Guy Like a stealth plane that can fly virtually undetected, the Kosher food market has carved a significant niche for itself with little or no fanfare. So exactly, what is [...]
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Taste the Future at the Grocery Innovations Show
October 13, 2016

Each autumn people working in the food business keenly anticipate the Grocery Innovations Show (GIC) hosted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. Held this year at the Toronto Congress Centre on October 17 and [...]
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Why Food Trends Fascinate Us
September 6, 2016

by Dana McCauley  When I started writing about food trends way back in the last century, the conversation was simple: People wanted to learn what gourmet restaurant chefs were making and how those lofty creations [...]
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Poking the Yolk: How to transform your food product concept (
August 16, 2016

From home kitchen recipe to grocery shelf moneymaker: How to transform your food product concept By Bruno J. Codispoti, Founding Partner, BrandFusion; Co-Founder at Crazy Uncle Cocktails     Here's the first installment in a four-part series [...]
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