Recent studies report that the craft beer industry in Ontario is booming! There are about 50 licensed craft brewers from the Ottawa Valley to South West Ontario developing premium, high-quality beer based on their unique brewing styles. According to the Ontario Craft Brewers, the craft brewing market share has more than doubled since 2002 and continues to be the fastest growing LCBO beer segment with annual sales increases of 30-50 percent.
A marketing team from Ontario East brought more than brochures to a recent international food exposition to demonstrate that the region is a hotbed of high-quality food production and food processing companies.
Accompanying the Ontario East Food Sector Team to the International Food Expo in Montreal was renowned Kingston-based chef Clark Day and his staff who provided a steady supply of delicious foods for passers-by, all made from ingredients produced in Eastern Ontario.
In November 2011, Belleville will open a new, state-of-the-art facility, producing fresh, retail-ready meats. The Belleville service centre will be home to the most advanced, food processing technology.
Kellogg hires more than 40 people in Belleville for new cereal production line
Cereal maker Kellogg plans to create at least 40 new jobs when it opens a new production line at its Belleville plant by the end of the year.