News on Food Trends from Alberta
Family dinners are more important than you’d think
April 29, 2023New research has found that four in 10 parents report having only three or fewer family dinners per week, leaving 42% feeling 'worried', according to a new poll of 2,000 US parents.
McCain Foods Largest Investment ever: Doubling the capacity of its Coaldale potato processing plant
March 20, 2023McCain Foods is making a substantial investment in Coaldale Alberta, doubling the size of its potato processing facility and output in Coaldale, Alberta.
Bugles have disappeared from Canadian stores
December 18, 2022Bugles are still sold in the United States but have been discontinued in Canada for several months — just one of the latest products American food manufacturers are no longer selling in Canada.
Cavendish Farms Lethbridge tax fight: what 'Machinery and Equipment' is part of a French Fry Line
October 31, 2022The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned an assessment of what constitutes "machinery and equipment" in frozen food production facility for tax purposes for an 'unreasonable chain of analysis'.
The Little Potato Company Introduces Purely Purple and Extends Microwave Ready Line with Culinary Flavors
November 04, 2021The Little Potato Company is introducing two flavor extensions to its best-selling Microwave Ready line - Smoked Salt and Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme - and a new proprietary potato variety, Purely Purple.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Plummeting french fry sales has potato growers re-evaluating
April 28, 2020Restaurant closures have slashed demand although ‘chip sales have been great,’. French fry sales are down across North America as tens of thousands of restaurants have closed during COVID-19, which means the potato industry has to adapt quickly.
Thomas Fresh launches a line of Alberta grown potatoes
September 19, 2019Canadian potato grower, shipper and packer Thomas Fresh launches a unique line of Alberta grown potatoes
Lethbridge College, Potato Growers Partner on Irrigation Study
August 26, 2019A new study will dig deep into the soil to determine how watering and irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops. The research project is a partnership. It is made possible through a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Cavendish Farms selects TOMRA's Eco Steam Peeler for its potato processing plant in Alberta
October 23, 2018Cavendish Farms, one of the larger potato processors producing frozen french fries in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta with TOMRA’s Eco steam peelers.