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Food Sector Trimming Down
Thu Mar 13, 2014 08:06 AM CDT

TORONTO (Globe and Mail) -- After a slate of plant closings and thousands of layoffs, a stronger, more efficient Canadian food manufacturing sector is emerging.

More than 140 Canadian food plants have closed and 23,800 jobs have vanished since 2006, but those losses have helped the country's biggest manufacturing employer retool to become more competitive, new research says.

Ontario has borne the brunt of the plant losses, with recent high-profile announcements surrounding H.J. Heinz in Leamington and Kellogg in London. But the report, written by professors at Western University's Ivey Business School, notes that in the past eight years 63 ...

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