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TORONTO, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Puratos Canada, the Canadian arm of global Belgium-based brand Puratos has released select data from their 2019 Taste Tomorrow study. Taste Tomorrow is the world's largest independent bakery, patisserie and chocolate consumer survey.

The 2019 Taste Tomorrow study is the third of its kind, with events taking place in Asia, Europe, North & South America. The study is conducted once every three years on a global scale. The results provide Puratos with in-depth insights into global and local consumer behaviour while identifying future trends into bakery, patisserie, pastry, and chocolate.

For this year's study, 17,000 consumers in 40 countries were surveyed. The survey also included interviewing 80 foodies in 8 trend-setting cities and conducting additional interviews with both customers and industry experts.

"As leaders in innovation, Taste Tomorrow has become a key factor in our decision-making as a business and also in being at the forefront of this industry," says Liesbet Vandepoel Director of Marketing for Puratos Canada. "Exclusively available to Puratos customers, insights from the full Taste Tomorrow research gives a head-start within R&D departments, product development planning and marketing."

The study offers a Foodstep into the future by tracking the evolution of trends and unveiling new ones. The top nine trends within the North American region include :

  • Taste above all
  • A Healthier future
  • Freshness defines the quality perception
  • Consumers crave for craft
  • Ethical food choices shape our future
  • Clear labels provide transparency
  • Ultimate convenience
  • Next level experience
  • Hyper-personalization

Canadians highly value the quality of ingredients and the authenticity of recipes and packaging - food with a real, human touch. Sixty-two per cent of Canadian consumers are willing to pay more for artisan, handcrafted products.

The report also states that 77 per cent of Canadians are drawn to traditional flavours while 55 per cent want to try exotic new global flavours.

Consumers seek greater transparency and increasingly consult packaging labels to have a more informed choice of consumption. Sixty-five per cent of Canadian consumers read ingredient lists and nutrition labels.

The perception of freshness is based on the manufacturing date for 72 per cent of Canadian consumers followed by the smell at 58 per cent.

These figures are a sample of the insights the Taste Tomorrow study contains. For more information about the survey and its results, please visit www.tastetomorrow.com or reach out to the media contact listed to speak to a spokesperson from Puratos Canada.

 
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April 18, 2019

Erie, PA—Eriez® announces that its innovative DSC (Dust-tight, Sanitary, Convertible) Grate-in-Housing Magnets are now included in the company’s Quick Ship line of standard magnetic separators which are available for immediate shipping. Eriez stocks both Manual and Automatic Easy-To-Clean DSC Grates-in-Housing in three sizes, all manufactured with the industry’s most powerful Xtreme® RE7 magnet circuit.

Introduced in 2017, Eriez DSC Grate-in-Housing magnetic separators have quickly captured the attention of the food industry. Product Manager Chris Ramsdell says, “Our DSC Grate-in-Housing is becoming a standard part of free-flowing granular food product processing applications, including grain, coffee and popcorn. With its dust-tight construction, the DSC easily handles fine powders better and some head velocity pressure while maintaining a positive seal.”

The standard housing on the DSC is sanitary stainless steel on the interior.  Eriez also provides customized options to meet customers’ specific needs, including sanitary-welded tie bars.

Ramsdell explains that the convertible feature of the DSC Grate-in-Housing allows customers to purchase a more economical manual clean unit that can later be easily upgraded to an automatic cleaning unit with simple hand tools and a bolt-on conversion kit.  He says, “Converting the DSC from manual to automatic clean is hassle-free and straightforward. No cutting or welding is required.”

To learn more about Eriez’ full line of Grate Magnets, visit http://erieznews.com/nr479. To download the company’s Quick Ship product brochure, go to http://erieznews.com/nr479brochure.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents. For more information, call (814) 835-6000. For online users, visit www.eriez.com or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.

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VANCOUVER, B.C., April 12, 2019 -- Great Little Box Company Ltd. (GLBC) announced today that it has again been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers of 2019. This annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 employers, has selected GLBC as one of the companies to be recognized for this coveted award. This annual award recognizes the small and medium enterprises that offer Canada’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. 

Reflecting on the award, GLBC’s President Brad Tindall says, “Recognition amongst your peers is always rewarding and helps validate that we are moving forward on a path shared by many other successful organizations. In today’s environment, with low unemployment, everybody’s competing for the same candidate but if we can leverage our social programs, people can see that it’s just not a job – it’s a culture.”

Headquartered in Richmond, B.C., GLBC has established itself as a one source manufacturer for innovative and custom packaging and label solutions. Founded 37 years ago, the company is now comprised of a diverse workforce of 300 employees and growing.

GLBC’s unique approach to supporting and valuing their employees includes everything from wellness programs, and birthday’s off to a company wide goal that when reached takes all employees on a “BOX GOAL” trip.   It attracts great people and makes them want to stay – and invite others to join. Half of the company’s new hires are through referrals from within the company. 

“GLBC’s success has always been attributed to the incredible employees we have on our team,” said Tindall. “At our core we believe a strong culture is critical to our success and we focus on being a very inclusive and family-oriented company where achieving work-life integration is possible.”

 

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