Industry News
Victoria – Victoria-based Jusu Bars Inc. has acquired Calgary-based Cru Juice Inc. under its umbrella of cold-pressed juice products.
Toronto – Researchers at the University of Toronto investigating the amount of free sugar in Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages are calling for new guidelines and better food labeling to help consumers make better choices. The University of Toronto reports. | READ MORE
Mississauga, Ont. – The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show plays host to coffee and tea trends and networking Sept. 25 and 26 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
Council Bluffs, IA – Under a new contract, American Games will supply the Iowa Lottery with 337 new pull-tab vending machines and related maintenance services.
By 2030, cash purchases will make up only 10 per cent of money spent in Canada, predicts a survey by credit and debit card processor Moneris Solutions Corporation.
Toronto – My Lil' Healthmart could soon replace most drug store visits for UTM students, the Mississauga News reports. | READ MORE
Iqaluit, Nunavut – Territorial, provincial and federal northern development ministers who gathered in Iqaluit Sept. 12 and 13 passed few resolutions directly dealing with northern development, but the federal minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, insists the meeting was important anyway. Nunatsiaq Online reports. | READ MORE
Orlando, FL – Pizza Touch, an Orlando-based company, will begin rolling out its pizza vending machines across Central Florida in the next few months. Orlando My Way reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – When a Montreal neighbourhood harnessed its limited powers over urban planning to legislate a healthier life for its residents – in part by exiling fast-food restaurants to just three areas – it was hailed as a bold move in the fight against obesity. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – Haely Lindau, a Vancouver nutritionist and entrepreneur, is the brains behind vending machines stocked with fresh salads, vegan wraps, chocolate coconut power balls, kale chips, overnight oats and fresh fruit. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Charlotte, NC – Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has signed agreements with an affiliate of The Coca-Cola Company to expand the bottler’s distribution territory to include territories located within parts of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and West Virginia and to purchase manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana.
Waterloo, Ont. – A longtime food service industry analyst suggests that the regular coffee market is saturated in Canada and that a cold front is moving into the market thanks to younger consumers. The Waterloo Region Record reports. | READ MORE
Purchase, NY – Sports drink giant Gatorade is rolling out a certified organic version of its drink in the United States and will look at bringing the product to Canada. CBC News: Analysis reports. | READ MORE
"Healthy eating I wouldn’t call a trend – it’s a shift in consumer demand.”
Canada - Samsung's mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, is expected to launch in Canada by the end of 2016, according to Mobile Syrup. The company says it processed nearly 100 million mobile pay transactions since it launched in seven countries over the past year. |READ MORE 
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