food broker canada

Q + A With FDG – Working With A Broker!

The goal of becoming listed in the grocery sector is becoming a greater challenge for small to medium-size business. Grocery banners are indulged with so many brands at a time they are reducing shelf space. Even if you are successful, retailers today provide new brand entrants with short probationary periods (12 months) to prove themselves. […]

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clean food label

GROCERY WARS: Clean Label Goes Mainstream

Food is considered one of the three necessities in life. The common practice was to create a shopping list and head off to your local grocery without fanfare to purchase those items. It was done so without reviewing the ingredients listing. As such, we purchased products that contained GMOs, artificial flavours, colours, and extra sugar. […]

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Formulating For Generation Z

For the past decade, there has been considerable discussion amongst CPG marketers on how to interact with Millennials. Understandable, given their purchasing power (combined, $600B in the US each year)[i], their influence on the food sector and how they have re-shaped today’s food trends. But now there is a new generation. As noted by Mr. […]

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breakfast

BREAKFAST – “THE SKIPPED MEAL”!

“Good Morning, Breakfast is Ready” was a common phrase my Mom would say when I was growing up. In fact, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a well-known phrase around the world. Though many may agree with this sentiment, Canadian’s are a long way from heeding this advice, with only 50% […]

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paleo and ketogenic diets

The Paleo And Ketogenic Diets

Obesity is a progressive chronic disease, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure, which is characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. As of 2017, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that 64% of Canadian adults over the age of 18 and 60% of children aged 5-17 were overweight or obese.[i] I know […]

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Grocery Talks with Kimmi Wernli of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter

On this podcast edition, Food Distribution Guy’s Richard Baker is please to have a grocery talk with the President of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter, Kimmi Wernli. Crazy Richard’s is a company that cares! They care about the wholesome ingredients they use, they care about helping the environment and using sustainable practices, they care about their […]

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Global Food Alliances

Grocery Talks: Interviewing Ian Graham of Global Food Alliances

Richard Baker, Founder of Food Distribution Guy, interviews Ian Graham this week of Global Food Alliances. Global Food Alliances provides all your domestic and international food and beverage business needs under one umbrella, getting you onto the shelves and into the heart and minds of the consumers with minimum effort or expense on your part. GFA […]

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