Introducing a New Food Sector Strategy

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The purpose of this strategy is to outline the challenges and obstacles facing local food businesses and the entire sector, and to identify the opportunities and potential solutions that will allow them to grow.

In a world of rapidly-evolving food technologies and trends, Cape Breton food businesses must keep pace in order to stay relevant and in an effort to ensure their businesses are viable over the long-term.

The local food sector is diverse and has plenty of room for growth, both in terms of export potential, and import replacement through increased consumption of local food by Cape Breton consumers, restaurants, institutions and retailers. Working in conjunction with partners and food industry stakeholders, the Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op represents food businesses of all kinds across the island. In operation for four years, the Food Hub has grown each year and is representative of the potential of the industry on the island when partners work together.

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