Supplier Showcase- Salon des Fournesseurs 

CIFST – Atlantic Section is pleased to announce its first Supplier Showcase on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moncton, NB. Co-sponsored by BioFoodTech, the Show will be an exceptional opportunity for learning about new companies, products and services, that supply the food industry, and networking with other food scientists, R&D technologists, purchasers and management from leading food and beverage companies within Atlantic Canada. For information and to register 

Webinar: How women can grow business outside Canada 
 Webinaire : Comment les femmes peuvent-elles développer les activités hors du Canada

March 29, 2:00-3:00pm(EST)

Women-owned businesses supported 1.5 million jobs last year. Wondering how to find new customers, access capital and create international networks? We’re showcasing some unique opportunities for women in business — including trade shows, mentorship programs and financing. Join our free webinar to get all the details. Hear from Josie Mousseau from Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) at the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, Export Development Canada’s Mairead Lavery and a panel of experts who discuss their experiences. To register 

Les entreprises appartenant à des femmes ont soutenu 1,5 million d’emplois l’an dernier. Vous aimeriez trouver de nouveaux clients, obtenir des capitaux et créer un réseau à l’échelle internationale? Lors de ce webinaire nous présenterons quelques-unes des occasions uniques pour les femmes d’affaires, y compris des salons commerciaux, des programmes de mentorat et du financement. Participez à notre webinaire et obtenez l’information dont vous avez besoin. Josie Mousseau de l’organisation Femmes d’affaires en commerce international (FACI) du Service des délégués commerciaux du Canada (SDC) d’Affaires mondiales Canada, Mairead Lavery, d’Exportation et développement Canada et d’autres experts partageront leur expérience.

 Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant.

The Food Edge Summit

a 2 day summit exploring the future of food (Boston MA)

A great opportunity to meet food industry innovators from all over the US! The Food Edge Summit/A two-day summit exploring the future of food/May 1-2, 2018 at the Boston Design Centre in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Consulate General of Canada – Boston is partnering with the Boston Globe and Branchfood (the largest community of food innovators in New England) to take advantage of this forward-thinking program, a two-day seminar event with participants from leading US food businesses, service providers and start-ups. The conference will feature some of the most innovative minds in the food industry looking to interact with peers and hear from industry experts. Topics will range from consumer insights to food product innovation and retail. Panel discussions include: Digital Innovation for your Food Company; Redefining Growth: The Rise of Small Brands and Personalized Nutrition. Companies like Amazon, Campbell’s and Chew Labs will be participating.

Canadian companies and entrepreneurs are invited to participate. This is a great opportunity for you to connect, develop partnerships and find out about the latest trends. On the margins of the conference, the Consulate General of Canada – Boston will organize AgTech/FoodTech visits in Boston, targeted B2B meetings and networking opportunities.

To participate in this program, complete the Future of Food Marketing form by Friday, April 6, 2018. Note that space is limited and travel-related expenses are your responsibility.

Contact:  Colette Lekborg, Consulate General of Canada at or 617-247-5172.

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 

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!

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