Food & Drink

After one of Epicure’s™ consultants teaches a cooking class at your house, you might be able to turn out authentic pad thai in as little as 10 minutes or whip up a...

Business and politics don’t always mix, as was the case in 2014, when war in Ukraine and subsequent embargoes by Russia sent the companies that supply those markets scrambling to find new...

When local newspapers found out Penguin Meat Supply sold the building its retail and wholesale distribution center had occupied for 53 years, it was a big...

Evergreen Herbs Ltd., home of Roots Organic Inc., has been serving the growing demand for fresh herbs, vegetables and organic niche produce...

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, White Cap Frozen Foods dba White Cap Distribution has been a longstanding, trusted name in food service distribution for...

Eight days and 85,000 hors d’oeuvres, mini-meals, petite desserts and pastries. That’s the kind of challenge Culinary Capers Catering embraces.

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For hundreds of years the waters off the coast of Newfoundland have provided a bountiful harvest for those who call Canada’s easternmost province home. The area is said to be home of some of the...

For more than 28 years, British Columbia Frozen Foods Ltd. (BCFF) has brought the bountiful harvest of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley to customers across...

Today’s consumers are more informed in their shopping choices, making product authenticity a major factor in buying decisions. Based in Toronto, Aurora...

Based in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, the Hanscome family has been a longstanding name in the potato business as a full grower, packer and distributor. Ralph Hanscome established...

Stemmler’s Meat & Cheese has been serving customers in greater Heidelberg and the Waterloo region of Ontario for decades. Founded on...

Grocery store shelf space is some of the most difficult real estate to acquire in the retail world. To claim and keep a stake on the store shelf, a product must truly stand out from the rest....

In Langley, British Columbia, the Froese family, owners and operators of JD Farms Specialty Turkey, have been producing hormone- and antibiotic-free, vegetarian-...

Fruity, savory, sweet, bitter, buttery — name the flavor and just like a designer fashion label or marketing agency, Foodarom Group Inc. brings it to life with...

Everland Natural Foods Inc. believes in a handful of principles that drive business — and profit isn’t first on the list. The company focuses on doing good first,...

In Beachville, Ontario, Jakeman’s Maple Products is celebrating more than 140 years of maple sugaring, bringing a 100 percent Canadian-made,...

Free from layers of corporate ownership, Discovery Foods has been offering customers a better shopping experience since 1993. The family-run company has two...

Jam, a favorite breakfast spread beloved by so many, is a fairly uncomplicated product, but Crofter’s Food Ltd. is doing its best with this simple...

Cooperatives have a longstanding history of serving members in remote parts of western Canada. There’s a reason the cooperative model has stuck since the early 20th century: cooperatives work for...

What began as a small organic grocery store in Glenora, British Columbia, has grown into an expanding community movement. The Community Farm Store moved to downtown Duncan, British Columbia, in...

Headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario, Red Sun Farms, formerly JemD Farms, is the only fully integrated greenhouse vegetable grower...

When David Lee Kwen founded Misty Mountain Specialties in 1997, the North American mushroom market was still in its infancy. The food service and retail consumers’ only choice was a great...

In the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kucher’s Ukrainian Bakery (KUB Bakery dba KUB Bread) was established in 1923 by Alex Kucher and his partners, A. Andrychuck, N. Doskuch and L. Stoyich....

Founded in 2007, Fulger Transport Inc. is a freight trucking company serving food and beverage customers throughout the U.S. and...

In an era when fast food is often the go-to lunch during a hectic workday, the Druxerman brothers believe there is a better option. Without compromising quality or convenience, their company,...

For more than two decades, Canuel Caterers has been serving a range of private, corporate and institutional...

With a central facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and five branch locations throughout northern Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario and remote Nunavut,...

Over the last decade, the popularity of Asian-inspired foods has soared in North America. Once a niche business, the Asian foods market is now one of the most prevalent – and fastest growing –...

Centered in the beautiful Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd. has been producing...

In Whistler, British Columbia, home of one of the largest ski areas in North America and host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler’s...

For the last 40 years, second-generation family-owned Country Meat Packing Ltd. (CMP) has been supplying customers in Ontario and...

More than 20 years ago, Donat Koller and his wife, Jasmine, came to scenic Salmon Arm, British Columbia, where they started a small goat farm. Originally from Switzerland, Koller learned the...

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cold Country Pork Inc. is one of the largest independently owned pork processors in the province. With 20 employees and a 16,000-square-foot provincially-certified...

Tonica Beverages Ltd., based in Toronto and known as the maker of the Tonica Kombucha brand, is harnessing the...

The Albright family has been farming in New Brunswick since the 1920s. On the old homestead, family matriarch, “Great Grammy Lela,” came up with the original recipe that is still used today at...

For three generations, Cantor’s Grocery Company Ltd. has been serving the residents of Winnipeg, Manitoba, with quality meats, groceries...

In 1942, Rosaire Brie planted his first apple trees on a small plot of land in Princeville, Quebec. This was the beginning of Verger des...

Since 1989 Pêcheries Belle Ile Fisheries Ltd. has been providing high quality seafood processing and packaging services to an international market. Based in Sainte-Marie – Saint Raphael, New...

Juliette Brun established Juliette & Chocolat in 2003 in a small storefront with an even smaller kitchen. The first location...

According to Chicken Farmers of Canada, there are some 2,700 poultry producers from coast to coast. While chicken is produced in all provinces, the majority of farms are located in Quebec and...

Canada currently delivers more than half of the world’s supply of live and processed hard-shell Atlantic lobster, most of it coming from the southern shores of Nova Scotia. In Lockeport, Nova...

In Nanton, Alberta, family-owned and -operated Mountain Top Foods Ltd. has been bringing flavors from around...

Seafood sales are moving swimmingly as Canadians now consume more fish per year than before the recession. This means big business for Boreal Foods Ltd., a fish and seafood wholesale distributor...

Leonard Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Inc. understands that reputations are earned, not given. For 25 years, the...

Since 1993, Atlantic Potato Distributors has been providing grocers in Canada and the United States with high quality...

Vancouver is famous for any number of different cuisines from fresh Pacific seafood sourced from 100-mile ingredients to a strong street food culture. The city is also home to authentic Chinese...

Since 1987 property development company Kerr Development & Investment Corp., through restaurant arm Interwest Restaurants Inc. (IRI), has been assisting major franchisors in acquiring and...

Tradition Fine Foods (Tradition) is a family-owned and -operated business that has been making tasty value-added dessert and pastry ...

Nelson Leung, owner and director of City Fish in Calgary, Alberta, has been in the fish business for more than three decades. Just out of school, he took an opportunity while looking for a place...

The St. Lawrence River spills into the Atlantic near the north shores of Quebec, creating an estuary that is home to an abundance of fresh seafood unlike anywhere on earth. The waters produce...

Marian and Mary Heleniak emigrated from Poland to Canada after World War II, seeking new opportunities for their family. In 1954, the couple purchased Norwich Packers (Norpac), a small meat...

Cosimo Lizzi came to Canada from his homeland of Italy. Cosimo later met his wife, Maggie, and the couple purchased a bakery in 1982. In Italy, Cosimo studied architectural and structural...

Rudolph’s Bakeries (Rudolph’s) has been providing customers with high quality German-style breads since 1951, when the company was originally founded by a German immigrant to Toronto. For several...

Nancy Carten first opened the doors at Kensington Wine Market (KWM) May 15, 1992, which was two and a half years before the provincial government fully privatized the sale of alcohol. Carten, a...

Keurig Canada Inc. is the Canadian branch of Keurig Green Mountain Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages based in the United States. The Keurig innovation...

Based in Petawawa, for more than 30 years Moncion Grocers Petawawa Market (Petawawa Market) has been helping Ontario families bring the best to their table. Petawawa Market is just the right size...

Thornloe Cheese Factory Ltd. (Thornloe Cheese) has produced a respected brand of cheese products in northern Ontario for over 71 years. The company, which is 100 percent Canadian and farmer-owned...

Emil Glukler immigrated to Canada after training and working as a pastry chef in Switzerland. In 1963, he founded Mark-Crest Foods Ltd. (MCF) alongside his wife. The couple began making a small...

Grass Root Dairies (GRD) is a family-owned and -operated dairy farm situated in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The business has been around since 1981, when the Gort family established the small...

Throughout Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, wheat is a major production crop and the Prairie Provinces are the heart of Canada’s Wheat Belt, turning out more than 25 million metric tonnes...

Gerard and Maryann Stemmler founded Stemmler’s Meat & Cheese (SMC) in 1985, cutting and packing high-quality meats in the family...

Michel’s Super A Foods (Michel’s) was established in 1960 and remains an independent grocer today. The Alberta-based grocer sells locally, as Michel’s takes great pride in its community. The...

Based in Campbellford, Ontario, Farmer-owned and 135-year-old Empire Cheese Co-op (Empire Cheese) is one of the region’s oldest cheesemakers. The cooperative has perfected its craft for more than...

As most cooperatives are formed, St. Paul and District Co-op Ltd. (St. Paul Co-op), was born when a group of St. Paul, Alberta, citizens decided to pool their buying power for the greater good....

In 1987, Charles Huls purchased The Dutch Market Ltd. (Dutch Market). At the time, it was a single store located on St. Clair Street in Chatham, Ontario, operated by just three employees. Today,...

Since 1995, Ice River Springs (IRS) has been dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality natural spring water. Established by Jamie and Sandy Gott, the business has grown from a small...

Since 1963 Hertel Meats (Hertels) has been a mainstay amongst grocery retailers and food service providers in British Columbia, mainly on Vancouver Island. Family-owned and -operated, Hertels is...

George Haddad, owner and founder of Handi Foods Ltd. (HFL), has had a passion for food his entire life. Growing up in Lebanon, Haddad learned to make bread by watching his mother, using...

In the peak of the summer season, locally-owned H&W Produce (H&W) stocks fresh nectarines, limes, pluots and navel oranges fresh for the taking, but that’s only a fraction of the bounty to...

Fraser Valley Packers (FVP) has been operating in Abbotsford, British Columbia, since 1999. The vertically integrated processor, packer and distributor specializes in locally grown and harvested...

The functional foods and beverages market is a multibillion dollar industry and it’s expanding every year as consumers search for more bang for nutritional buck. Ontario-based Everspring Farms Ltd...

Situated along the Rocky Bay in the Hamilton Sound on the northeastern coast of Newfoundland and Labrador is the small community of Carmanville, home to Eastern Fish Markets Limited (EFM). The...

In 1994, Geoff Cole and Todd Munro saw an opportunity to build a business out of a strong local resource. “It’s a long story,” Geoff recounts, “but my introduction to trout in Ontario was a...

Belmont Meat Products Ltd. (Belmont) originally began operating in 1966 as a broad scale meat distributor in Ontario. Over the past 50 years, the company has evolved significantly. In the 1990s,...

Eaux Vives Water Inc., known better as the company’s brand, ESKA, has been in business since 2006. The source of the company’s product,...

In 1996 Minguang Lu, Chinese immigrant, entrepreneur and founder and president of Wing On New Group Canada Inc. (WING ON), initiated extraordinary global trading success by working backward. The...

In 1996 the Newell family constructed a 4-acre greenhouse on the family farm on Abbotsford, British Columbia. The successful business venture, Windset Farms (Windset), grew quickly and two years...

Windmill Farms (WF) has been producing and marketing mushrooms in Ontario since 1998. The business began as a division of Greenwood Mushroom Farms (GMF), a business that has been growing and...

When the snow begins to melt in mid-February to early March, Maple tree sap starts flowing and the labour-intensive process of tapping trees, collecting sap and boiling it into maple syrup begins...

Most distributors deliver standard, run-of-the-mill products to restaurants and retail stores, but Winnipeg-based White Cap Distribution (WCD) has made a point over the last 30 years to supply...

For more than 25 years, The Cheesecake Cafe (TCC) has been serving customers around Alberta. Founded in 1988, TCC is based in Edmonton, Alberta, with additional locations in Calgary, Medicine Hat...

Leslie and Glenor Josephs introduced Kisko Pop, a small frozen treat beverage in Jamaica, in the late 1960s. In 1975, the family pulled up roots and moved to Ontario. Faced with negative...

Before the “Eat Local” boom took towns and cities by storm there was Foote’s Farm Market (Foote’s Market), a family-owned operation that’s been sourcing local products and developing relationships...

Today, consumers in Canada can access any number of imported items, from California grapes down to grass-fed beef from New Zealand, but it wasn’t always that way. Nunzio Tumino, Sicilian-born...

Retirement just is not A.J. “Gus” Lanzarotta’s cup of tea. “I used to own three popular produce markets here in Toronto,” he explains. “I decided it was time to retire and sold them, but I got...

Sisters Tracey Hebden and Deb King grew up in the bakery business. When their family moved to British Columbia from England in the 1960s, the women’s father took a job working for a deli called...

Gagan Foods International Ltd. (Gagan) was founded in 1991 as a dealer of imported carpets and woven rugs from India to the western Canada market by Paul and Ruby Arora. “We began as Weavers...

The best dishes are more than a recipe, they also tell a story; in the case of Vito’s Pizza and Restaurant (Vito’s), it’s one rich in family history and tradition. The family-owned and –operated...

In 1997, Rick Toller purchased a troubled wine marketing and sales business with the goal of turning it around and selling it. “I was already an avid consumer,” he recalls. “But I’ve fallen in...

Cap-Pele, New Brunswick, might seem like a sleepy seaside fishery town on the surface, but the area is actually home to one of the largest lobster distributors in Atlantic Canada. At any given...

In the last several years business has been moving quite swimmingly for Great Lakes Food Company (GLFC). Located near the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario-based smelt processor and international...

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. (RPPF) is located in the small town of High River, Alberta. The company has been manufacturing a full line of premium semi-moist dog food and all-natural treats for...

For 20 years, Frankie Tomatto’s (Frankie’s) has been synonymous with fun, family dining. The Ontario-based Italian buffet-style eatery is celebrating two decades of success and patronage, serving...

When Jeffrey Min immigrated to Canada, the Korea-native had aspirations of starting a tofu factory, but what he found was a much larger opportunity. Min identified a gap in eastern Canada’s Asian...

The success of the Sequoia Company of Restaurants (Sequoia) – comprised of The Teahouse in Stanley Park, Seasons in the Park, Cardero’s Restaurant and The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant – is...

The Phoenix Grill Ltd. (Phoenix Grill) is not your average meat and potatoes eatery. When Darrell Achen, now president of Phoenix Grill, established the Calgary-based premium, casual restaurant in...

In 2004 the Sroka family purchased Lavtor Holdings (Lavtor), an Alberta-based company that operates eight Smitty’s Family Restaurants (Smitty’s). Soon thereafter, Don Sroka purchased the food,...

Sydney-Anne Porter, owner and president of Rikas Grocers Ltd – which operates as AG Valley Foods (Valley Foods) – says she is proud and passionate about her chosen profession. “Find something you...

Red Barn Country Market Ltd. (Red Barn), a small specialty grocer in British Columbia, consists of four store locations on Vancouver Island. Five Red Barn owners took over the business in 2009,...

Maximum Seafood (Maximum) is making waves in the ever-popular live and fresh seafood market. Since 2001, the Ontario-based seafood wholesaler has been importing a variety of species from all...

In a boom or bust industry, Mariner Seafoods (Mariner) has been continuing a tradition of family fishing since the late 1970s. In order to meet clients’ varying needs, the family-owned and -...

Lisa Maltese, co-owner of Maltese Grocery LTD (Maltese Grocery), is passionate about food and her family-owned and –operated store. “We eat a minimum of three times a day so why not love what you...

MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound Ltd. (Lobster on the Wharf) has been a landmark in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI), for over 30 years. Since the 1980s, the restaurant and market has...

Leslie Moutsatsos met her husband – and now business partner – George Moutsatsos over 30 years ago in Sudbury, Ontario. “He was cute and we just clicked,” recalls Leslie, co-owner of Lynsos Inc.,...

Friends, family and customers who knew Albert Krause well say the German immigrant and K&K Foodliners Ltd. (K&K) co-founder had the gift of gab. Every Saturday, even after he supposedly...

Marcel and Michel Khoury are opening a new entertainment establishment, HFX Sports Bar and Grill (HFX), in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The brothers grew up in the food service and entertainment business...

The Whistler Grocery Store (The Grocery Store) serves as an anchor in the heart of British Columbia’s busy Whistler Resort Village, offering a destination where tourists and locals alike can...

Puratos Canada Inc. (Puratos Canada) is the Canadian subsidiary of the Puratos Group, an international company dedicated to supplying bakers, pâtissiers and chocolatiers with a wide range of...

There’s the typical North American idea of pizza –a heavy, dense crust loaded with cheese, grease and meaty toppings–and then there’s Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (Famoso). The British Columbia-...

Every reputable chef or dedicated foodie will tell you that the importance of using quality products during the food preparation process can never be emphasized enough. Skimping on even one of the...

Engel’s Bakeries Ltd., headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, hasn’t always been in the Harji family, but it seems that way. Originally founded by Gunther Engel in 1978, Engel’s was purchased by the...

Cantor’s Meats & Grocery (CMG) started as a small grocery store in the living room of a family of Polish immigrants in 1927. Joe Cantor, current president of CMG, says his father built up...

Captain Dan’s Inc. (CDI) has grown to be a multimillion dollar seafood processing plant since its founding in 1994. CDI specializes in lobster, shrimp and snow crab. From a corporate office in...

Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. (Tradition) incorporated in 1982 as a producer of frozen muffin batters and unbaked croissants, and 30 years later the company has grown into a best-in-class global...

The Brar family has a long history of farming in Surrey, British Columbia, but by 1996 shrinking margins on crops like onions, carrots and leaf lettuces prompted the younger generation to branch...

The roots of Big Erics Inc. (BEI) stretch back to the 1950s when Sanitary Products Inc. was established in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. At the outset BEI provided primarily sanitation...

Bos Smoked Fish Inc. (BSF) was born out of Rein Bos’ personal passion for fish. Bos moved to Canada from Urk, Holland, a small fishing village, in 1989. After a visit to a local farmers market...

Brian and Glenn Canuel founded Canuel Caterers 20 years ago, and even after expanding across various food service markets the company is still proudly family-owned and -operated. Today Canuel...

If Debra Lykkemark were told 25 years ago how far her business would go, she never would have believed it. “I started with two partners in a tiny coffee shop with an even smaller electric oven,”...

Dole Food Company Inc. (Dole) ranks first among the world’s producers of high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables and packaged foods. As the industry leader, Dole sets a high bar for quality, safety...

 
 
 
 
 
Fad diets come and go, and currently, the entire country of Norway is completely out of butter because of a low-carbohydrate diet, but eventually the...

Derek Brock and Jason Cunningham started Jugo Juice in 1998, after working for Starbucks for several years. Their vision was to create an experience as welcoming, tasty, customer-driven and...

Jack and Ila Crowe took a leap of faith in 1937 and bought a small dairy in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Today that company, Kawartha Dairy Limited (KDL), has grown from a simple three-room building to a...

Koolini Italian Eatery (Koolini) has set the standard for what casual Italian dining should be over 15 years. Never one to compromise quality for price, Koolini prides itself on being able to...

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. (RPPF) is located in the small town of High River, Alberta. The company has been manufacturing a full line of premium semi-moist dog food and all-natural treats for...

Tru Value Foods (TVF) is a 20-year-old, four-location full-service grocery store chain with a sincere commitment to providing quality, competitively priced products and services that contribute to...

Fall 2010 - Van Houtte Cafés-Bistros, which also does business as Van Houtte Inc., has produced the very best in gourmet specialty coffee for nearly a century. The...

First, let’s get this out of the way: Penguin Meat Supply Ltd. does not sell penguin meat. The company, which has been operated by the Michaluk family since 1964, processes and...

Lower Mainland Vegetable Distributors Inc. was founded in 1992 to supply British Columbia with quality root vegetables from the fertile Fraser Valley, historically an agricultural centre of...

Spring 2011 - Michael-Angelo’s Market Place has been providing both grocery staples and specialty products to the Greater Toronto Area for almost 20...

There are few companies in North America that can claim to have had as much of an impact on any product as the Mastronardi family has had on tomatoes. A pioneer and industry leader in the gourmet...

Fall 2010 - Where do rock stars go when they’re ready to settle down? In the case of Zal Yanovsky, lead guitarist from '60s mega-group the Lovin’ Spoonful, it turned out...

Fall 2010 - COBS Bread is a branch of the world’s most successful franchise bakery. Its parent company, Bakers Delight, is an institution in Australia and New Zealand...

Tony Singh relocated from Montreal to Vancouver in 1994, opening a simple produce store as a means to provide for his family. Soon, however, he noticed specific scarcities in the marketplace....

Highwood Distillers (HD) has been producing some of the finest Canadian whiskies on the market since 1974. The company takes pride in its prominent local roots, the foothills of the Canadian Rocky...

Hilite Fine Foods Inc. (HFF) started as a simple fruit market in 1977 but has expanded into a wholesale produce company that sells hundreds of premium tropical/soft and hard fruits, vegetables,...

Norm Campbell founded Made-Rite Meat Products Inc. 15 years ago when he just couldn’t handle being retired anymore. As a seasoned veteran of the meat packing and processing industry, he found...

In the late '80s Al Salomon had all of his time being consumed with the ins-and-outs of his current employer, a Toronto-based catering company. Inside him, however, was welling up the desire to...

MiMi Food Products (MiMi) focuses and specializes in dough, but not just dough for pizza, dough for a variety of specialty products.  The versatile, elastic balls of flour are what the Primucci...

Partner Seafood Inc., headquartered in Shediac, New Brunswick, is an international business that focuses on marketing and production management, importing seafood from over 10 countries and...

The greatest wealth is health, and Sun Valley Fresh Foods (SVFF) has been contributing to the wellness portfolios of consumers for over 12 years. The company has grown in its history from a small-...

Alfonso Curcio, president of Farmer’s Pick, runs his small-town grocery store with a hands-on approach and the extra amount of customer attention that keeps people coming back. “We’re surrounded...

Alfonzo Criminisi and Alberto Tari founded Elite Sweets Brands Inc. (ESB) in 1990 as a small, basement-mentality cake and pastry business. “We both came from the meat industry,” says Criminisi,...

Carol-Wabush Co-op Society Ltd. (CWC) is a growing cooperative in Labrador City, Labrador. The co-op has been in business since 1968, originating as a small group working for quality food...

Boundary Consumers Cooperative Ltd. (Boundary Coop) is a growing community cooperative with its headquarters in Boissevain, Manitoba. Greg Gill, general manager of Boundary Coop, has been leading...

Bailey Ventures has served its region for over a quarter century, operating as the umbrella corporation for four Boston Pizza restaurants throughout the Alberta province. Boston Pizza...

Charlesville Fisheries Ltd. (Charlesville Fisheries) is one of Nova Scotia’s few remaining mobile-gear ground-fishing companies. Companies have fallen by the wayside and most are now fishing out...

Mountain Meadows is the maker of NoNuts Peabutter – that’s right peabutter – and has developed a product that is both peanut- and gluten-free, among a multitude of other health benefits. The...

Donald’s Market (Donald’s) was founded in 1986 to provide Vancouver’s Sunrise neighborhood with an independently owned source for the freshest groceries and specialty items. This store, located on...

Sabine Veit’s grandfather, Albert Veit, opened his first bakery in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927. That fine bread company has grown for over 80 years, and it now operates 75 retail outlets in the...

General Nutrition Centers Inc. (GNC) set the standard for nutritional supplements. Transparency, ingredient safety, reliability and truth in labeling are the defining characteristics of GNC’s...

Elizabeth and Steven Marsh have been in the catering business for over a quarter of a century, and the couple is still welcoming challenging events with open arms. The pair founded Elizabethan...

British Columbia Frozen Foods Ltd., d.b.a. BC Frozen Foods Ltd. (BCFF), has been processing and packing competitively priced high-quality frozen fruits and vegetables for bulk, industrial, food...

AquaTerra Corporation (AquaTerra) is celebrating 130 years as Canada’s oldest and largest nationwide direct-delivery drinking water company. The national bottler is fittingly bringing together...

In 1954 Maurice and Patrick (Pat) Quinlan of Red Head Cove bought the business of James F. O’Neill and, in due course, they built a relatively small fish plant on the waterfront. Even though fish...

Bill Johnman founded Pixtar Canada Inc. (Pixtar) in 2011 after 25 years in the poultry processing industry. Johnman was more than ready to start his own business. “I’ve opened nine plants for...

The Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corp. (CIVC) was incorporated in 1994 as a company devoted to producing only the highest quality vodka by using water freshly harvested from the purest source possible:...

If Miss Muffet had opted for a creamy-style feta cheese instead of simple curds and whey, she may have been so absorbed in the surprising texture that she would have avoided falling off of her...

After 30 years serving the region of Durham, Ontario, Halenda’s Fine Foods Ltd. has earned its reputation as the place to go for all meat products. It started from just one small retail location...

Pete Luckett established his first Frootique specialty grocery stall in a stand at Victoria Market in Nottingham, UK, one of many small vendors. Grateful for his initial success, though not...

Stephen Clark and Ian MacIntosh established Food Supplies Company Inc. (Food Supplies) in 1993, bringing a renewed emphasis on quality service, quality products and innovation to food processing,...

CSN Wine & Spirits (CSN) is anything but an average liquor store, which suits the company just fine since Alberta is something of an outlier amongst the Canadian provinces. CSN was born out of...

Ardiel Investments Ltd., better known as Scotch Creek Super Valu and Scotch Creek Esso (Super Valu), might just be the biggest little store in interior British Columbia. Super Valu offers a true...

The Bamford family knows produce, which is no surprise considering fresh fruit and vegetables have been the family business for over 130 years. Since 1881 the Bamford family has specialized in...

There may be plenty of food distributors, but there are few who manage to uphold the standards of personalized customer service that have come to define Elite International Foods Inc. (Elite). The...

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