Edition 47

Industry News

Edition 47

March 1, 2024

Our spring round of the FBA Retailer Pitch Program is now open for registration! FBA provides you with the education, training and support from experts who will significantly improve your likeliness of successfully launching or expanding your listings at Pete’s Frootique.


Pete’s Frootique is an upscale retailer with two locations in Bedford and downtown Halifax. Acquired by Sobeys in 2015, it has continued to operate like an independent retailer (minimal red tape). They love innovation, love to have you sampling and offer a few promotional vehicles that will not cost you to participate in. Other independent retailers look up to Pete’s as a leader and they are integral to your success in Nova Scotia. Pete’s is a great steppingstone towards big banner retail.


“The mentoring and training provided by Food and Beverage Atlantic was critical to getting our products on grocery store shelves. The FBA’s retailer pitch program provided us with a clear and concise path to growing our brand and we highly recommend it to other businesses who want to grow and succeed in the food and beverage industries in Atlantic Canada.”

~    Past Participant from 2023

 Registration to co-exhibit in Atlantic Canada’s SIAL trade show delegation is now closed.


Still interested in experiencing Canada’s leading international food and beverage trade show?  Make the most out of your SIAL experience & join Atlantic Canada’s delegation’s Walker Program.


What benefits are there to join as a Walker?

  • Receive 2 x 3 – day SIAL Canada Attendee passes with unlimited access to workshops and conference programming.
  • Access to expert sales consultant, Peter Chapman of SKUfood for:
    • Pre-show training to help maximize your trade show experience!
    • Opportunity to walk the show 1-1 with Peter who will guide you on how to navigate the trade show floor effectively!
    • On-site support and consultation as needed!
  • Opportunity to host your own buyer meetings in the shared meeting space within the Pavilion.  Access to Wifi and outlets.
  • Access to expert marketing consultant, Lynn Colepaugh of Cyber PR Army for:
    • Online SEO review
    •  3-part Lunch and Learn series on various Digital Marketing trends

 Register today!

Total Investment of $500**

** Participants are responsible for all travel arrangements.

 Deadline to register: March 31, 2024

Now booking segments from May 29 – Aug 21.

  • Julie Ogilvie Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Haylo Marketing Inc.
  • Craft Coast Canning


June 26-29, 2024

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) invite you to showcase your products in the Canada Pavilion at FOOD TAIPEI, Taiwan’s largest international food and beverage show. FOOD TAIPEI (Taipei International Food Show) will be held from June 26-29, 2024 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 & 2 in Taipei, Taiwan.


Joining the Canada Pavilion at FOOD TAIPEI provides you with an excellent opportunity to connect with new and established contacts in Taiwan. The Show is open for trade from June 26-28 and for consumers on the last day, June 29. Retail sales will be permitted on June 29 – a great way to transact business and to raise awareness and test products directly with consumers.

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada.

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“As a small business, it's not always easy to have all this expertise internally. Whenever we need some help, we know we can turn to FBA, they will come back with professional feedback to help us.”

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB