Milk Bags – A Truly (Eastern) Canadian Idea Lands in the UK

Well, I have been meaning to write about this one for awhile… A couple of weeks back I was intrigued by the intro to CBC Radio One’s late morning show “Q”, where host Jian Ghomeshi talked for more than two minutes about the little bit of Canadiana that many of us have in our fridges
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Nespresso – The Best Coffee You May Have Never Heard Of

As many of you already know, I had the opportunity to live in Paris for about two years when I was the Global Sales Training Director for L’Oreal Consumer Products Division. While there, I fell into the French coffee culture, where an espresso appears in your daily ritual three or four times a day and
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Nutrition Advice – A Huge Opportunity For Canadian Retailers

We’ve all heard the stats before. Canada has a very high level of overweight and obese persons – myself included. At 6’ 2” and 225 lbs my BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28.9. For those of you who are not familiar (or choose not to be) overweight is classified as a BMI greater than 25
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Book Review: Private Label Strategy

Over the past year or so, Private Labels have been at the forefront of my discussions with both CPG retailers and suppliers. These products have been one of the key drivers in the industry through the latest economic downturn. While working with a retail client recently on a Private Label initiative, one of my contacts
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