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Food Industry Report

Alberta Milk chooses Venture Play to champion dairy

Alberta Milk selects Venture Play as marketing agency of record. Venture Play will work on a new 2021 campaign including brand strategy, media, creative, public relations, social media and experiential marketing.

Nestle unveils plans to transition to a regenerative food system

Nestle is investing CHF 1.2 billion over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company’s supply chain.

Roquette opens a new plant protein R& D centre

Roquette opens a 2,000-m2 centre of expertise on its Vic-Sur-Aisne campus in France. This centre will be fully dedicated to new protein development and production technologies in the plant-based sector.

Groupe Robert and Dematic to become Quebec’s first 3PL provider

Intelligent automation provider Dematic is partnering with Groupe Robert on a new distribution centre. It will be one of the tallest for a third-party logistics (3PL) facility in Canada and the first-of-its-kind in Quebec.

Key Technology introduces VeryX 2.0 digital sorters

Key Technology will launch their VeryX 2.0 line of digital sorters at Pack Expo Las Vegas. It features a new mechanical layout, next-gen LED illumination, enhanced laser scanner tech and a new software driven by artificial intelligence.
Seed-to-fork tracing

A seed-to-fork tracing system allows Above Food to ‘own’ its supply chain

Above Food is a plant-based food and beverage company that is building a vertically integrated platform from farm-gate to dinner-plate. Nithya Caleb, editor of Food in Canada, interviewed Martin Williams, co-founder, chief innovation officer and president of Above Food, about the company’s seed-to-fork tracing system. » Read full article
Blender Bites

The humble origins of Blender Bites, pioneer of easy smoothie beverages

Chelsie Hodge, CEO of Blender Bites, started her company after sensing the need for easy smoothie product options in the market. In this interview with Food in Canada’s editor Nithya Caleb, Hodge takes us through the Blender Bites journey and future plans. » Read full article
Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs: The path forward for supplemented foods

Supplemented food is expected to emerge as a separate category subject to a unique regulatory framework. They will even have nutrition facts table similar to the ones for conventional food, but with the additional “supplemented with” information. » Read full article

Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Americas

Location: Online
Dates: September 27 – 29
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Future Food-Tech Summit

Location: Virtual
Dates: September 30 – October 1
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Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum

Location: Online
Dates: October 12 – 14
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