From panic-buying, to quarantinis and now health and immunity, Canadians are more focused on the how, where and availability of their food thanks to the covid pandemic.
Consumers are adopting vocabulary that’s normally reserved for processors (remember the French Fry fiasco?), and greater interest in local food is shaking up the retail supply model.
Kahntact president Len Kahn and Jo-Ann McArthur, president of Nourish Food Marketing, discuss how the pandemic has accelerated production and consumption trends in this presentation from Canada’s Digital Farm Show.
As food production evolves with the continuation of the covid pandemic, watch to find out what they are hopeful for in the near future.
The most recent Census of Canadian Agriculture (conducted in 2016 – https://bit.ly/2WDqadp) paints a picture of the Canadian farming landscape that we have become quite familiar with: fewer but larger farms farms that require ever more capital in order to operate an aging and still mostly male operator profile (although the proportion of female operators … Read More
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across all elements of society, none more so than the business community. Virtually all businesses have been affected by fall-out from the pandemic. Many are facing severe financial consequences (restaurants, movie theatres, bars, malls, retail stores, recreational facilities, health clubs, etc.), while others are likely doing better than before the crisis … Read More
The 22nd edition of Food Day Canada is slated for August 3, 2019. An interesting trend to watch during this year’s celebration is the emergence of more and more niche Canadian food products, many with specific health, lifestyle and performance benefits. And notice how many of these innovations are being driven by smaller, entrepreneurial farm … Read More