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How to plan a healthy – and delicious – holiday menu!

As the holiday season approaches, read up on registered dietitian Sue Mah's tips to help strike the balance between nutrition and taste when planning your special menu.

Marketing and merchandising: 'Tis the season for (online) holiday season

Online shopping is becoming an integral part of the holiday shopping experience. But how does this impact the seasonal grocery shopper?

The most popular spreads for bakers

Beyond butter and sugar, spreads have a strong presence in the dessert category. This time of year is the perfect occasion to showcase pantry staple ingredients in flyers and in store, as well as creative – and delicious – ways to put these items to use. 

The rise of ethnic eats in Canada

Not only is Canada a multicultural place, but according to Mintel’s “Ethnic Foods and Flavours” report, we’re also a nation that loves trying new eats! Here is an overview of the report’s top findings.

Peanuts and Entertaining: Turning the heat up on winter

With the cooler weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to comfort diners with some extra warmth added to dishes. Here are some tips to get you inspired, while satisfying your customers’ cravings for hot flavours.

Cookie sales yet to crumble

Though many consumers are curbing their sweet tooth in favour of healthier fare, the cookie still hasn’t crumbled in the retail and foodservice market. So what makes consumers gobble these goodies up?

FaceTime, not face time, around the dinner table

As an “always-on” society, our devices even have a reserved seat at our family dinner table. Nielsen's global survey on cross-generational eating habits may surprise you with this breakdown of the percentage of mealtimes that were not technology-free, by generation!

Allergy Update: Most siblings of food-allergic children won’t develop the same food allergy

New research has found that just because an older sibling has a food allergy doesn’t mean that the younger sibling(s) will be affected.

Why different demographics should pick peanuts

At this year’s Dietitians of Canada conference, we received lots of interest in the role peanuts play in the diets of special interest populations. Here is an overview of the benefits of peanuts – and peanut butter – for some of these unique groups, along with recommendations to help them incorporate this protein-packed legume into their diets.

Health & Nutrition Corner: Plant protein lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

Not all proteins are equal when it comes to their effects on our risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Plant proteins, including those from peanuts and peanut butter, were found to have a risk-lowering effect compared to other animal protein sources – namely red and processed meats – in a recent prospective epidemiological study from Harvard School of Public Health, supported by the US National Institutes of Health.

How do peanuts stack up in snacking?

Peanuts and peanut butter remain popular among Canadians. Read on to see the latest market research on their consumption preferences and habits.

Grocers, gear up for back-to-school

Marketing and merchandising during the back-to-school season is top-of-mind for office supply companies and clothing retailers. But what about grocers? Check out these top tips to help increase purchases, keep customers in store longer and provide a pleasant shopping experience.