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.
Food waste is definitely a ‘thing’ – a recent U.N. study found that the average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food per year. And as Jo-Ann notes in her May article, we may be wasting 13.5% more food at home since the start of the pandemic. A recent article by Reynold Bergen in Country Guide notes … Read More
For the past 14 months or so, Canadians have spent more “quality” time in their homes and on their digital devices than ever before. This has led to a renewed focus on, well, a whole bunch of previously unexplored topics and trends. Among the strangest of these is the mysterious case of the hardening butter. … Read More
This originally appeared in Agri-Marketing Magazine, May-June 2020. By Len Kahn I remember sitting in the office of my first client circa 1996, the country manager of a multinational animal health company. We were discussing our contract, and he popped up with, “Here’s the bottom line – if I make my bonus, you get to … Read More