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Vancouver, BC – March 9, 2017 – Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. (“Fresh Direct”) is honoured to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for six consecutive years. This prestigious national award is sponsored by CIBC, Deloitte, National Post, Queen’s School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums.
“Our Team is honoured to receive the Best Managed Award for the sixth year in a row. It has been another stellar year of continuous learning and growth. Our business has expanded across our conventional, organics and import produce divisions. We are proud to announce the opening of a brand new 52,...
B.C.’s agrifood and seafood sector had 6,100 more employees in 2016 according to data from Statistics Canada.
The sector’s growth to 62,900 employees in 2016 follows B.C. agrifood and seafood companies’ record revenue of $13 billion, and record exports of $3.5 billion in 2015.
The Statistics Canada numbers indicate 2,200 more British Columbians have jobs in primary agriculture like farming and ranching than a year ago, and 3,900 more have jobs with B.C.’s growing value-added processing companies. Stats-Can data suggests the growth follows a period of stability in the sector...
Cauli Crumble by Big Mountain Foods, a family-owned B.C. food processing business, is one of 36 new projects receiving more than $2.3 million in funding going towards a range of innovative projects in British Columbia’s agrifood sector.
Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, and B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk, on behalf of B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, made the announcement today while visiting Big Mountain Foods in South Vancouver.
Big Mountain Foods’ Cauli...