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Maple Leaf Foods sales slump amid trade instability

By Ashley Williams

Heightened volatility in hog prices and underlying market conditions contributed to Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods’ net earnings dropping 29.3% in its third quarter (Q3) results, ended 30 September.

The move would provide Canadian farmers more opportunities to sell products abroad

Canada unveils new markets for live cattle exports

By Michelle Perrett

The Government of Canada has announced new market access for live cattle exports to the Philippines, as well as sheep and goat genetics exports to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Charcuterie producer VIAU is to be acquired by Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods to acquire VIAU Foods

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian pork processor Maple Leaf Foods has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VIAU Foods, a producer of premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats for a purchase price of CA$215m, including CA$30m in Maple Leaf stock.

Siam Canadian has launched a meat division

Siam Canadian expands into meat market

By Michelle Perrett

Siam Canadian, the Asian frozen seafood supplier, has expanded into the meat sector with launch of the Siam Canadian – Meat Division.

Canada and US talk tough over poultry

Canada resists US pressure to weaken poultry supply management system

By Keith Nuthall, in Ottawa

Canada’s Government has been talking tough about protecting the country’s supply management system, as negotiators conduct what might be the final round of talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the United States and Mexico....

The company’s first franchisee-owned restaurants will open in Toronto from 2019

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Chick-fil-A expands into Canadian market

By Ashley Williams

US-based chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A is set to open its first set of restaurants outside the US in Toronto, Canada.