The Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, producers, industry associations, relevant government departments and academia, helps to grow and diversify the province’s agrifoods sector. Particular attention is given to secondary processing opportunities.
Through its range of programs and services for companies the department initiates activities targeted towards the following:
Consumer trends are pointing towards increased demand for more fresh and locally-sourced ingredients in the marketplace. Consumers want to know where their food comes from. They also purchase locally made product to help reduce the carbon foot print from imported products to get a fresher product and to support local farmers.
This has created many opportunities in the food sector and the department is helping companies and individuals capitalize on this. With a thriving restaurant industry, creative chefs, and a growing tourism sector, both primary and secondary food and beverage producers in NL are experiencing new opportunities for growth.
The Food and Beverage E-Newsletter was developed to keep industry stakeholders up-to-date on trade shows, trade missions, training sessions, and news that affect the sector. For more information contact Deborah Guillemette at the information provided below.
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