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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 retired in 2006, Albert would arrive at his family-owned, Edmonton-based deli and grocery store to...

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 plant supplying a wide range of wholesale customers, retail outlets, food service establishments and...

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 local businesswoman, had formed strong partnerships with investors dedicated to the...

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 dates back to the early 1990s, when roommates at Colby College, Peter Dragone and John Sylvan, began...

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 stereotypical views of immigrants, the husband and wife partners overcame all odds and eventually formed 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 satisfy taste buds at all price points. The Windsor, Ontario, based eatery includes a dining...

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 food market, and therefore decided to deliver food products from across the Pacific to Asian...

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. Nearly six decades later, the Einfeld family purchased KUB Bakery and still carries on the family...