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from FOOD IN CANADA MAGAZINE

July 18, 2007

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State of the Industry Report
Food in Canada is producing a special State of the Industry Report. This invaluable resource will provide up-to-date statistics on sector performance, with expert analysis and commentary on the major trends, technology, consumption patterns and economic indicators currently affecting the food and beverage industry.

With coverage of seven key sectors bake and snack food, meat, dairy, confectionery, beverage, fish and seafood, and fruit and vegetable processing this report represents the most comprehensive snapshot of the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry available. It will be the source for clear, easy-to-access industry statistics.

Also included in this report will be our exclusive annual ranking of the Top 100 Canadian food companies, with expanded information on company brands, highlights and plans information that is not regularly available in Food in Canada. This format allows us to explore "up-and-coming" companies that do not yet meet the minimum sales requirements to be part of our Top 100 listing, but which are making significant gains in the food industry.

We plan to have this report available in early 2008 in both printed and online versions.

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Canadian News

Kellogg overhauling marketing
Mississauga, Ont.-based Kellogg Canada has set limits on how it will market to kids, and has added additional front-of-pack nutrition labelling to several of its products.

http://investor.kelloggs.com/releases.cfm?NavSection=News

 

Rondeau boosts Saputo
Montreal, Que.-based Saputo's acquisition of Rondeau has boosted the company's sales, but its grocery division earnings fell due to higher raw material costs.

http://www.saputo.com/corpo/client/en/corpo/Presse/DetailsCommuniques.asp?id=945

 

Lance consolidates
Lance Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. announced it is closing its sugar wafer plant in Waterloo, Ont. to consolidate production in its Guelph and Cambridge, Ont. plants.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=60644&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1010653&highlight

 

Foodland recognizes baked goods
The Ontario government has extended its Foodland Ontario brand to baked goods in an effort to support local grain growers.

http://www.ontariowheatboard.com/news.php


Snacks drive Sun-Rype's sales
Sun-Rype Foods of Kelowna, B.C. reported a 12% increase in its net sales of snacks, led by 23% growth for its Squiggles fruit snacks.  

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2007/11/c8073.html

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International News

Kraft to acquire Danone biscuits
Kraft Foods of Northfield, Ill. is set to acquire the global biscuits unit of France-based Danone Group.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=129070&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1022231

 

Snacks lead growth at General Mills
Minneapolis, Minn.-based General Mills' sales rose by 6% in fiscal 2007 led by Nature Valley. In its latest quarter snack sales rose 10% to $1 billion.

http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/media_center/
news_release_detail.aspx?itemID=27025&catID=227

 

Diamond Foods enters clubs
Diamond Foods of Stockton, Calif. announced that its new snack products will be distributed nationally through the club-store channel.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=189398&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1020240&highlight

 

ConAgra profits from commodities
Profits of Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra jumped 37%, with commodity trading earnings offsetting weak retail sales.

http://investor.conagrafoods.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=97518&p
=irol-newsArticlemedia&ID=1019999&highlight
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Profits soar for cereal partners
The Nestle-General Mills joint venture reported a 25% profit growth.

http://www.nestle.com/Resource.axd?Id=50FB3158-7D39-47E5-98B1-D6F0001DDB43

 

CSM closes plant
Netherlands-based CSM announced it will close its Lancaster, Pa. bakery ingredients plant and consolidate production at its other U.S. facilities.

http://www.csm.nl/content/livelink/CSM10Jul07eng.pdf

 

Private label loses share in U.K.
Bakery and Snacks reports that the U.K. private label market share for baked goods has fallen 1.3 points to 58% since 2005.

http://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/news/ng.asp?n=78050&m=2BAS711&c=gzanxabewpfmajl

 

FAO: Wheat prices to remain high
A report released by the France-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), found that bio-fuel demand will sustain high wheat prices, despite a production rebound.

http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000620/index.html

 

PepsiCo expands in Russia
Five years after opening its first snack food plant in Russia, PepsiCo of Purchase, N.Y. announced plans to add a second facility to meet soaring demand.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=78265&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1013467&highlight

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Trend Watch

Lower BMIs linked to cereal
Nutrition Bulletin has reported that a Kellogg-sponsored university study has found that people who eat cereal for breakfast have lower BMIs.

http://investor.kelloggs.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=246339

 

Women in the dark
A Kellogg-sponsored consumer survey has found that 70% of women believe they consume enough fibre, but only 1 in 10 meet the recommended 25 g per day.

http://investor.kelloggs.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=243275

 

Commodity Price Watch

Economic Output by Selected Bake Goods and Snack Food Sectors February 2007 vs. January 2007 and February 2006

Sector

GDP*
April '07

April '07 vs. April '06

April '07 vs. March '07

 

$ Million

Per cent

Flour milling

$350

(4.9)%

1.4%

Breakfast cereal manufacturing

$318

(0.9)%

(1.5)%

Bakeries

$2,631

5.9%

0.4%

Snack food manufacturing

$1,018

1.7%

(2.4)%

Total (above 4 sectors)

$4,317

3.4%

(0.3)%

Food manufacturing

$16,456

(3.7)%

0.2%

Notes: Gross domestic product at basic prices in chained (1997) dollars seasonally adjusted at annual rates

Source: Statistics Canada, Gross Domestic Product By Industry, Catalogue no. 15-001-XIE


Canadian Exports and Imports of Flour, Cereal, Baked Goods and Snack Foods

 

Exports as Share of Shipments 2003

Exports YTD April '07

Change vs. YTD April '06

Imports
YTD
April '07

Change
vs. YTD April '06

 

Per cent

$ Millions

Per cent

$ Millions

Per cent

Flour milling

18%

$188

33%

$141

20%

Breakfast cereal

27%

$119

(2)%

$123

12%

Commercial bakeries and frozen bakery products

19%

$190

12%

$80

21%

Cookies and crackers

50%

$176

16%

$108

15%

Flour mixes and dough

34%

$101

21%

$64

5%

Dry pasta

28%

$26

4%

$37

11%

Snack foods (excl. nuts and peanut butter)

9%

$32

2%

$50

26%

Total (above 7 sectors)

23%

$833

15%

$604

16%

Food manufacturing

26%

$5,587

8%

$4,687

13%

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Trade By Industry – NAICS Codes


Consumer Price Index of Selected Baked Goods Sub-Groups, Canada, 2002=100

 

Index

Percentage change
May 2007 from

 

May 2007

May 2006

April 2007

All items

112.1

2.2%

0.4%

Food purchased from stores

112.0

4.0%

0.3%

Bakery and other cereal products

117.3

3.7%

(0.9)%

Bread, rolls and buns

132.1

6.5%

(1.9)%

Biscuits

112.3

2.1%

(1.6)%

Breakfast cereal and other cereal products

108.9

2.3%

0.6%

Pasta products

109.3

5.9%

0.1%

Flour and flour-based mixes

104.4

0.8%

2.5%

Source: Statistics Canada, The consumer price index, Catalogue no. 62-001-XIB


Industrial Product Price Indexes by Baked Goods and Snack Food Industry Groups, Canada, 1997=100

 

Index

Percentage change
March 2007 from

 

May 2007

May 2006

April 2007

Food manufacturing

109.5

4.2%

0.1%

Flour milling

96.2

3.0%

(0.6)%

Breakfast cereal manufacturing

116.5

0.1%

0.0%

Bread and bakery product manufacturing

122.7

3.7%

0.0%

Cookie and cracker manufacturing

105.6

0.1%

0.0%

Flour mixes and dough manufacturing (from purchased flour)

110.6

(0.5)%

0.0%

Dry pasta and tortilla manufacturing

105.0

0.5%

0.1%

Snack food manufacturing

110.4

1.0%

0.0%

Source: Statistics Canada, The consumer price index, Catalogue no. 62-001-XIB

 


Canadian Retail Sales of Selected Baked Goods and Snack Foods

 

52 Wks
to 06/09/07

Volume Change vs. Year Earlier

 

 

Value

Value

Units

 

 

$ Million

Per cent

NGB

Total prepackaged bread

$1,145.4

5%

(2)%

 

White bread

$347.3

7%

(3)%

 

Wheat bread

$194.3

0%

(6)%

 

Grain bread

$211.4

5%

(2)%

 

Specialty bread

$194.2

7%

4%

 

Total crackers

$378.7

4%

2%

NTG+GM+WC

Snack crackers

$314.5

5%

4%

 

Total cookies

$533.2

5%

2%

 

Total hot cereals

$119.4

7%

3%

 

Total cold cereals

$1,060.9

7%

2%

GB+Drug+MM+GM+WC

Total nutritious portable foods

$523.7

7%

2%

 

Channels: NGB, National Grocery Banner; NTG, National Total Grocery; MM, Mass Merchandisers; GM, General Merchandisers; WC, Warehouse Club.

Source: Nielsen MarketTrack


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Institut Canadien de Science et
Technologie Alimentaires Section du Québec


Calendar of Events
2007

September 10: Golf Tournament - 5th Edition
Tel: (450) 434-0048
http://www.cifst.ca/default.asp?id=918

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Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo

Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo including The All Things Organic pavilion scheduled for September 30 - October 1, 2007 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario is a highly-interactive, focused trade event for retail and foodservice buyers to source new products. Please visit www.ethnicandspecialtyfood.com for more information, or contact Donna Wood, Event Director, at 888-443-6786 ext, 231 or by email at dwood@divcomevents.com.

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 Edlong Dairy Flavours
 

As a privately owned and operated company, Edlong has been in the business of customer satisfaction since 1914. Concentrated dairy flavours are the company's specialty, and the industry recognises the company as experts in this technology. Edlong's dairy flavours provide commodity cost reduction, batch-to-batch consistency, stability in harsh, high-heat environments and great top notes. The company's Technical Solutions team shares its expertise to bakers on applications such as breads, cookies, crackers, desserts, snacks and many other baked goods.

Edlong is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois with locations in the United Kingdom and Mexico and agents and representatives around the world. Service truly is a lifestyle at Edlong. Customers enjoy 24-hour samples, no minimum orders and friendly supplier personnel. This is in addition to the widest array of profiles and forms in the cheese, butter, milk and cream, cultured, sweet dairy and functional dairy flavour categories. Edlong provides the necessary technical support if you have specific needs or restrictions such as Kosher, non-dairy, non-GMO, low sodium, low fat or allergen concerns.

The company's newly revised website is easy to use and gives you access to a selectable database of over 500 standard flavours. Edlong® Dairy Link allows bakers to instantly sample an extensive line of dairy flavours and download documents such as Specification sheets, Kosher certificates, MSDS and Allergen statements. Please visit www.edlong.com today.

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Praxair Solutions

Praxair

By Talaat Girgis, National Director of Food Marketing and Technologies

Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide Meet Challenges of Baking Industry

Processors of baked goods and snack foods want to produce better tasting, more consistent products that stay fresher longer, while streamlining production with less downtime and fewer reworks. Successfully meeting these challenges offers opportunities for significant improvement in productivity, efficiency and profitability. Gas application technologies and related products can provide solutions to many of these production and distribution challenges – from ingredient management through to extended shelf life.

Ingredient Management
Nitrogen blanketing protects flour and other dry ingredients in bulk storage from bacterial growth and spoilage.

Flour Cooling/Conveying
In-line flour cooling systems combine the precision of cryogenic cooling using nitrogen or carbon dioxide, with the efficiency of vacuum conveying.

Dough Cooling
Top and bottom cryogenic injection systems bring exact temperature control to mixers, while maintaining the integrity of ingredients like butter and candy chips.

Freezing
Cryogenic freezers, using nitrogen or carbon dioxide chill, firm, crust-freeze or full-freeze a broad range of goods, from light rolls to heavy layer cakes.

Oil Management
Sparging and blanketing with nitrogen maintains flavour and extends the life of oil in bulk storage, and helps reduce tank corrosion and prevent fires.

Modified Atmosphere Packaging
MAP reduces oxidation and rancidity and inhibits bacterial and mould growth in packaged goods, thereby increasing shelf life, expanding geographic reach and possibly reducing the need for preservatives.

 

For more than 100 years, Praxair has worked hand-in-hand with food processors to provide practical solutions that improve product quality and shelf life and simplify production. For more information, visit www.praxair.com

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People

Langdon Strong Flowers, former chairman of the American Bakers Association and Georgia-based Flowers Foods, has passed away at age 85.

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT
=104&STORY=/www/story/06-20-2007/0004612095&EDATE

 

Pennsauken, N.J.-based J&J Snack Foods has named Vincent Melchiorre executive vice-president.

http://www.jjsnack.com/temp/PR/VincentMelchiorre.pdf

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Calendar of Events

July

July 15-19
: International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXI) 2007. Montreal, Que. www.ict2007.org

July 23-25: Certified HACCP Auditor (ASQ). Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

July 24-28: International Bison Conference. Rapid City, S.D. The National Bison Association and Canadian Bison Association: www.ibc2007.com

July 26: Accelerated Shelf-Life Studies. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

July 28-August 1: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting + Food Expo. Chicago, Ill. Institute of Food Technologists: (312) 782-8424. www.ift.org

July 29: Canadian Breakfast at the IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, Ill. Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/

August

Aug. 1-2: Effective Training for the Plant Floor. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 5-10: 53rd Annual Congress of Meat Science & Technology. Beijing, China. www.icomst.org

Aug. 9: Lipids: Formulating with Healthy Fats. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 13: Foreign Materials I: Investigation & Detection. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 14: Foreign Materials II: In-House Evaluations using the Light Microscope. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 16: Packaging Material Performance and Foods. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 16: Statistical Process Control for Food Industry I. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 16-17: HACCP Essentials Course. Mississauga, Ont. Canadian Standards Association: (800) 463-6727. www.csa.ca

Aug. 16-18: Brew Drinks China 2007. Qingdao, China. bdc@qdicec.com.cn www.bdcqd.com/eindex.asp

Aug. 20: Canadian Food Regulations – One or Two Day. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca

Aug. 21: Foreign Materials II: In-House Evaluations using the Light Microscope. Guelph, Ont. Guelph Food Technology Centre: (519) 821-1246. gftc@gftc.ca www.gftc.ca


Canadian Breakfast at the IFT ANNUAL MEETING in Chicago, Ill., Sunday July 29, 2007


When you fill out your registration form please remember to sign up for the CIFST Canadian Breakfast to be held on Sunday July 29, 7:15 a.m. at the Headquarters Hotel, The Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet up with old and new friends with connections to Canada. Please be aware that the tickets for this event can only be obtained with advance registration and will not be available on-site, so pre-ordering is essential to enjoy this must-attend event. As well as excellent networking opportunities there will be the annual Canadian quiz with prizes.

Attending the IFT Annual Meeting + FOOD EXPO is the most effective way to keep current with the industry and to do business. Visit www.ift.org frequently for updates.

See you in Chicago July 28 - August 1 and at the Canadian Breakfast on Sunday July 29 at 7:15 a.m.!


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New Products

X-RAY INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez has introduced its XR-11 and XR-21 E-Z Tec X-Ray Inspection Systems that provide cost effective solutions for packaged products. The X-Ray Systems monitor product and package attributes such as count, fill level, mass and broken or damaged product, while detecting unwanted metals, stone, glass, bone and some plastics. Product inspection is achieved through a computer-controlled family of low-energy generators and a high-performance computer image analysis system.

Eriez. Tel: (888) 300-3743. www.eriez.com

 

PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR

Roswell, Ga.-based Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced protective eyewear to its KleenGuard brand. The KleenGuard's comfortable new protective eyewear offerings are impact-resistant, ANSI Z87.1+ compliant and provide 99.9 per cent protection from UVA and UVB rays. The eye protection comes in a simple alpha numeric product selection formula – with the alphabet letter identifying the type of product and the number indicating the type and level of features.

Kimberly-Clark Professional. Tel: (800) 255-6401. www.kc-safety.com/gloves

 

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Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)

CESO is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization set up to reduce poverty and strengthen economies in Aboriginal and other communities in Canada and in developing countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa, and in countries in transition in Eastern Europe. It does so by improving individual businesses and organizations and enhancing self-sufficiency and sustainability by building governance and economic development capacity. This is accomplished by its Volunteer Advisers, over 3,000 altruistic individuals who share their professional talents by serving as mentors, advisers and trainers. CESO volunteers have senior executive and technical experience and knowledge gained in a wide range of industries. CESO celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2007.

www.ceso-saco.com

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The ShareGoods program is based on the National Food Sharing System, a national logistics system that distributes donations to food banks across the country. Only food banks that are members in good standing of the CAFB are eligible to receive products through this system. To qualify, a food bank must adhere to a code of ethics and meet strict food handling standards. When food companies donate product or cash to ShareGoods they know that their contributions will go to those in real need of assistance. Participants in the program earn the right to use the ShareGoods name and logo on corporate materials. ShareGoods supporters can be confident that their products and brand images will be treated with integrity, care and respect.

Companies interested in joining the ShareGoods program should contact
Toni Amato, communications officer for the Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC; www.fcpc.ca). Tel: (416) 510-8024, ext. 2238. tonia@fcpc.ca

To donate food and/or products, call (877) 535-0958 or e-mail: sharegoods@cafb-acba.ca

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