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Beware of Gluten-Free Claims
May 18, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates "Gluten free" has spread like wildfire. In hot pursuit of sales, brand owners are jumping on the bandwagon and gluten-free products appear to have taken over the grocery [...]
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5 Challenges Food Startups Must Overcome
May 15, 2017

Don’t worry—PieShell and Food Starter are here to help! by Caroline Halter, PieShell Food startups are hard… really hard. Luckily, there is better support for food and beverage entrepreneurs than ever before. From [...]
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The future of Ontario’s innovative food industry!
May 2, 2017

This year at AMI's annual Food and Beverage Conference, held in Niagara Falls, many of the food industry leaders in Ontario came together to discuss the future of food in our province. The meeting gave [...]
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Media Release: Announcing the City of Toronto’s Food Venture
January 20, 2017

Toronto: January 9, 2017] An initiative to support the development of early stage food businesses has been launched in the City of Toronto, Food Starter and the Province of Ontario. The Food Venture Program will [...]
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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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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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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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Government Grants Spur the Growth of Canadian Food Processors
October 24, 2016

By Jeff Shepherd, Mentor Works Ltd.  Food processing/manufacturing is one of the largest business sectors of the Canadian economy and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The Conference Board of Canada estimates [...]
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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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