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Foodtastic receives $47M investment | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Foodtastic plans to open 18 restaurants in 2019

Foodtastic Inc. (Foodtastic) has received a $47 million investment from Restaurant Royalty Partners, a joint venture between funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) and JHR Capital LLC (JHR Capital).
Bazooka Candy Brands launches new Ring Pop Gummy Gems candy | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Consumers can now get two candy experiences in every gem-shaped bite

Bazooka Candy Brands recently launched its Ring Pop Gummy Gems. Inspired by the brand's signature gem shape, this new candy with a sweet gummy outside and a drop of sour gel on the inside, is a unique 2-in-1 candy experience.
Dunkin' introduces new holiday menu items | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday-inspired items now available for limited time

Dunkin' is celebrating the holidays with the launch of its 2018 holiday menu and cup design. For a limited time, consumers can enjoy Dunkin's new Cinnamon Sticky Bun Coffee and Lattes with the indulgent flavors of a warm sticky bun, including cinnamon with a hint of frosting. Dunkin' is also serving White Chocolate Coffees and Lattes, combining creamy white chocolate and subtle vanilla flavors.
Waterloo Brewing invests $9.6M in Kitchener brewery | Monday, November 19, 2018

Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery adds larger retail store and small batch brewhouse

Waterloo Brewing, the trade name of Brick Brewing Co. Limited (Brick), Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery, has announced an investment of $9.6 million to expand its brewery in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Honey Baked Ham Company introduces revamped side dishes | Monday, November 19, 2018

Company also introduces new recipes

The Honey Baked Ham Company, makers of the The World's Best Ham, has been working with culinary experts to develop revamped recipes for its popular side dishes, such as Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin, Creamy Russet Mashed Potatoes, Maple Sweet Potato Soufflé, Roasted Turkey Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Country Cornbread Stuffing, Double Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese and Cinnamon Apples.
Hormel Foods announces new board member; CEO | Monday, November 19, 2018

Bill Newlands added board of directors; becomes new CEO of Constellation Brands

Hormel Foods, a global branded food company, announced that Bill Newlands, president and chief operating officer, Constellation Brands, has been elected to the Hormel Foods board of directors, effective Nov. 19, 2018. Newlands has also been appointed president and chief executive officer of Constellation Brands, effective March 1, 2019.
Tim Hortons launches new kid’s meals | Friday, November 16, 2018

Timmies Minis kid's menu now available across Canada

Tim Hortons recently launched its Timmies Minis kid's menu—a first of its kind in the company’s history.
Cinnabon launches eCommerce gifting platform | Friday, November 16, 2018

Cinnabon sweetens the holiday seaso3 three gifting options under $50

Cinnabon is launching its first online gifting eCommerce platform, which enables consumers to quickly and easily order a variety of Cinnabon gifts perfectly packaged to 'wow' the recipient, with free overnight shipping.
Perky Jerky launches new ultra premium Wagyu Beef Jerky line | Friday, November 16, 2018

Jerky brand's wagyu line available in 3 flavors

Perky Jerky is launching its latest meat snack innovation—new paleo-friendly wagyu beef jerky, which is available in Sea Salt & Pepper, Truffle & Thyme and Chimichurri.
Moët Hennessy, LCBO create exclusive experience for guests | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Luxury Discovery Suite Pop-up runs until December 8

Moët Hennessy Canada is launching the Luxury Discovery Suite, the first dedicated luxury champagnes, wines and spirits shopping pop-up experience of its kind.
Bare Snacks launches new snack | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bare Strawberry Banana Chips now available

Bare Snacks, creator of Snacks Gone Simple, recently launched its new bare Strawberry Banana Chips, which combine two favorite fruits into one crunchy snack. Inspired by the classic smoothie flavor, bare Strawberry Banana Chips join the brand’s line of oil-free banana chips and contain no added oil or sugar and nothing artificial.
Instant Brands launches new product | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Instant Pot Smart WiFi Programmable Pressure Cooker combines 8 commonly-used kitchen appliances into one

Instant Brands, maker of the Instant Pot, recently launched its new Instant Pot Smart WiFi Programmable Pressure Cooker. This innovative new multi-use cooker allows customers to monitor and control their cookers through their phones with the Instant Pot mobile app.
EVOL Foods launches new line of nutrition bowls | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Company also expands line of popular breakfast foods

EVOL Foods, a Boulder-based natural foods pioneer and maker of clean frozen entrees, burritos and breakfast items, is launching a new line of Modern Nutrition Bowls designed to provide vitamins and nutrients to fit in any lifestyle.
Ferrero announces grand opening of Nutella Cafe in New York | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Union Square Cafe offers Nutella-centric dishes

Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, will officially open the doors of the highly-anticipated Nutella Cafe New York to the public on Nov. 14, at 12 p.m. EST. The permanent cafe brings to life an authentic Nutella experience all year-round with a menu of Nutella-centric dishes and specialty espresso beverages.
Kellogg introduces new wellness brand | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

HI! Happy Inside cereal contains power of 3-in-1

Kellogg is introducing a new wellness brand—HI! Happy Inside—to answer consumers needs by delivering prebiotics, probiotics, and fiber in an all-in-one cereal.
Hormel Foods introduces new line of Asian Mix'n Dip sauces | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

3 new flavors now available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide

Hormel Foods is kicking off the holiday season with the launch of a new line of Asian Mix'n Dip sauces. Available in three distinct flavors—Thai Style Peanut, Sweet Chili and Sweet & Sour—the House of Tsang Asian Mix'n Dip sauces are designed to simply mix with cream cheese, sour cream or Greek-style yogurt to create a delicious, convenient and versatile Asian-inspired dip.
TorQuest Partners acquires Bartek Ingredients | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TorQuest expands production capacity

TorQuest Partners (TorQuest) recently acquired Bartek Ingredients Inc. (Bartek), a specialty chemical manufacturer serving food & beverage and industrial end markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Maple Leaf Foods acquires VIAU Foods | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Maple Leaf Foods builds market leadership in premium Italian, cooked and dry cured meats

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has closed the acquisition of VIAU Foods (VIAU), a Canadian market leader in premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats. The transaction is valued at $215 million, including $30 million in Maple Leaf stock.
On-Cor Frozen Foods launches new chicken entrees | Monday, November 12, 2018

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake and Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bake available this winter

On-Cor Frozen Foods recently unveiled two new chicken entrees in its Selects line: Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake and Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bake. Both new entrees feature all-white meat chicken with no added antibiotics.
North Country Smokehouse launches new line of sugar-free bacon | Monday, November 12, 2018

Organic Applewood Smoked and Fruitwood Smoked Bacon now available

North Country Smokehouse, a family-owned, artisanal smoked meat producer, is expanding its award-winning product line to include two sugar-free, paleo-friendly bacon products.


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