Through the pandemic numerous food perspectives were subject to a shift, with more people cooking at home and grocery scarcity showing up for the first time for many. Just ahead of the pandemic, Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company, went public to much fanfare. The Canadian Meat Council has, of course, been watching the plant-based… Read More

A recent poll of Canadians has two clear messages: most do not want an election any time soon, but, if there were an election today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would remain in power. “You can be somewhat dissatisfied with the incumbent, but you have to have an alternative that you feel better about, and right… Read More

Canadians generally like their steaks less well done than Americans, according to new survey results released by Abacus Data. With grilling season around the corner, the polling firm Abacus Data, which is known for its political research, asked 1,500 Canadians how they like their steak in a survey conducted in late March. The majority of… Read More

Around eight in every 10 Canadians support the broad idea of a one per cent tax on people who have more than $20 million in net assets, according to poll results published by Abacus Data this week. The survey results coincide with calls from certain politicians in Ottawa to move ahead with a so-called “wealth… Read More

We’ve talked about flattening the COVID-19 infection curve and a flattened recovery curve, and now we’re talking about flattening the worry curve. David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, a polling and market research firm, says that his company has been tracking how Canadians feel about COVID-19, how stressed they are about it, how long isolation… Read More

They’re the generation we love to hate: Millennials. Often called entitled and lazy (largely by Baby Boomers who can’t open a PDF), Millennials are the next huge generation both in numbers and influence. And because of that sway and market power, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, warns that any industry that ignores their preferences, interests,… Read More

It’s a day for celebration when farmers, industry, policy makers, and more all descend on downtown Ottawa for Canada’s Ag Day! On today’s show, brought to you by Farm Credit Canada, you’ll hear from: David Coletto, marketing research lead with Abacus Data, talks about maddening Millennials; Michael Hoffort, president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada,… Read More

 

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