Do you have a new idea for a wild blueberry food or beverage product, or a new packaging product we haven’t seen yet? The Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry producers association wants to hear all about it!

Interested companies must fill out an application by August 18th, 2018. The form can be found here.

Tony's Meats Wins  International Market Champion of the Year at Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards

Food and Beverage Atlantic is proud to congratulate Tony's Meat for winning the "International Market Champion Award at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards.

CPTPP to be Ratified by Federal Government

The federal government is about to ratify the CPTPP. Follow the link below to find out what specific benefits this new trade deal will have for the Atlantic provinces and the various sectors of the food and beverage processing industry. 

For More Information     Pour Plus d'Information

Agriculture & Agri-Foods delivers a variety of funding programs. AGPAL is a web based discovery tool developed to help find the federal, provincial and territorial programs that specifically apply to them. 

April 1, 2018 new Federal programs come into effect to help support sector growth.

For more information 

Growing Forward 2 Cost Shared Programs:

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick


Prince Edward Island

Food & Beverage Atlantic Conference & AGM was held in January in Moncton. The new logo, name and exciting video featuring many of our members was released. To view the links for the presentations & video go here 

Food & Beverage Canada hires first CEO

Kathleen Sullivan appointed as chief executive officer of the recently launched Food & Beverage Canada

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa-based national advocacy organization for food and beverage manufacturers across the country has appointed Kathleen Sullivan as chief executive officer. This announcement closely follows the recent launch of Food & Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), which represents over 1,500 businesses and 7 regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast.

L'organisation nationale de défense des intérêts des fabricants d'aliments et de boissons du pays a nommé Kathleen Sullivan au poste de chef de la direction. Cette annonce fait suite au lancement récent de Aliments et Boissons Canada (ABC-FBC) qui représente plus de 1 500 entreprises et sept associations provinciales de

fabricants d'aliments et de boissons d'un océan à l'autre.

For more information    Pour plus d'information

 Kathleen Sullivan, CEO Food and Beverage Canada

Canadian Agricultural Partnership- Applications for Federal Programs now open! 

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.

 Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).

The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years

To read more  français

Food & Drink Mission in Brimingham, England  

April 16-18, 2018

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Atlantic Provinces are currently seeking expression of interest by export-ready food and beverage companies interested in participating as a co-exhibitor at the Food & Drink Expo 2018 that will take place in Birmingham, England.

Food & Drink Expo 2018, provides the number one route to the UK food and drink market, helping hundreds of companies showcase their wares. Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and specialty retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

To read more 

Food & Beverage Canada

Food & Beverage Atlantic is now a part of Food & Beverage Canada, a 1500 member strong National voice on issues of concern to food and beverage processors, and as a result your voice is now significantly amplified across Canada. There will be more to follow on this exciting development and some may want to wish explore joining the FBC as a processors can join directly provided they are also a member of their provincial or regional food & beverage association. Sylvie Cloutier, Vice Chair of Food & Beverage Canada spoke at the  annual AGM January 18th in Moncton.

For more on the news release, see here 

McCain Foods' officially open new $65 million potato specialty production line  

McCain says the new 35,000-square-foot production line is the largest capacity expansion investment in Canada in nearly 10 years.

Jeff DeLapp, North America president of McCain Foods Limited, said the investment reflects the continued growth of the North American frozen potato and potato specialty segments in both the retail and food service businesses.

To read more

Proposed Tax Changes Affects Family Business

A few years ago, Crosby’s Molasses landed a major contract with a large North American food and beverage company. The company undertook a $7.5-million expansion at their Saint John facility and hired 25 new people. It was a significant period of growth for the 138-year-old company, made possible in part by the cash reserves they had to make the necessary investments.

In a recent interview at Crosby’s head office and production facility, company president James Crosby said another future upgrade of this kind would be difficult if the Liberals adopt the proposed changes to the way incorporated businesses are taxed. The cash they hold in reserve would be taxed at a much higher rate, he says, so they would have less money to invest.

 To read more

Atlantic Beef Products ships to U.S. for 1st time

Half a tractor-trailer of Island beef was shipped from Atlantic Beef Products to the U.S. for the first time last month.

The P.E.I. company says its plant in Albany is now operating at capacity and ready to expand.

"We have grown our market significantly over the past few years to the point where we are now looking to make this plant bigger in the next year or two," said Russ Mallard, president of Atlantic Beef Products

To read more  

Mills Seafood Reopens 

Mills Seafood, a long-time staple of the Bouctouche economy, resumed operations on Thursday, after finding a new owner.

The seafood processing plant that closed last September, putting more than a hundred people out of work. Employees said they just received a call one morning telling them to pick up their stuff because the plant would not reopen again.

See here for more information

Craft Beer sales skyrocket, as people are searching to try different flavors.

The new, low price of domestic, mainstream 24-packs of beer in New Brunswick doesn't appear to be hurting the craft beer market, which has seen a 45 per cent increase in sales since last summer. 

To read more  Craft beer Skyrockets.pdf

2017 Summer Fancy Food Show- New York 


by Peter M. Hargrove • June 27, 2017 • Comments Off on 2017 SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW TOP 10 DISCOVERIES

What interesting times we live in.  The retail industry is crashing and burning due to e-commerce (Macy’s, Payless, Sears/KMart, Radio Shack, J.C. Penney, The Limited, American Apparel etc.)  Greedy landlords who have been jacking rents through the roof for years and leveraged their portfolios to buy more over-priced real estate are now facing the grim reaper as their major anchor tenants have walked away from long term leases.  The vulture capitalists are circling the carrion. The unlikely knight in shining armor turns out to be low profit margin supermarkets who have figured out they don’t need 100,000 square feet when 40,000 will do.

Read more about it here

Trade and Investment

July 4, 2017, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade; and the Honorable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, announced the new Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy. As part of the approach, the federal and provincial governments will pool resources and activities to support companies across the region looking to grow by selling their products and services in markets around the world trade & Investment. For more information


New Brunswick Companies Recognized for Outstanding Export Performance

The New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets.

Award winners are selected by a judging panel made up of carefully selected business experts from the private sector and academia. Judges are chosen based on their knowledge of the New Brunswick business community and their understanding of international trade.

The 2017 awards ceremony was held last night at the Edmundston Convention Centre, with companies being honored in six categories. Read more about the outstanding achievements of many of our members!

Food & Beverage Atlantic

36 Albert Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1A9

(506) 857-4255


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software