Canada’s weather may be cold, but its business climate is actually quite nice — and its commitment to great food goes far beyond making delectable poutine. Many successful corporations are based in Canada, and its economy includes a sizable (and growing) manufacturing sector, of which food manufacturing forms a significant part. In fact, some of Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers are among the world’s most innovative, powerful and forward-thinking.
As the world’s demand for food grows, Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers are stepping up to take on the challenges of the 21st-century consumables supply chain. Many of them are making big moves to foster continued growth in the decades to come, such as forming labeling regulations and making investments in advanced ERP for food manufacturing software. Others have made smart acquisitions of innovative companies around the world. These seven companies are Canada’s largest and most successful food and beverage manufacturers, and they’re moving together into what could be Canada’s strongest years for manufacturing yet.