Produce marketers launch new consumer marketing program

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association wants consumers to eat half their plate in fruits and veggies. The association announced a new marketing program called “Half Your Plate” at its annual convention and trade show in April. The focus of the program is to increase consumption of fruit and veggies as well as to improve the […]

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association wants consumers to eat half their plate in fruits and veggies.

The association announced a new marketing program called “Half Your Plate” at its annual convention and trade show in April.

The focus of the program is to increase consumption of fruit and veggies as well as to improve the population’s health and ensure industry prosperity, said Ron Lemaire, president of CPMA.

“We’re going to have the soft launch of the program with tools in the market that include a website (halfyourplate.ca),” he said.

Partners will include NGOs, vendors, retailers, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society and various levels of government, including Health Canada.

The program is similar to the U.S. initiative called My Plate that started in 2007.

This story originally appeared in Canadian Grocer

Brands Articles

Indigo, CIBC and Scene react to loyalty program data

Canadian Loyalty Report suggests more programs per consumer, but less activity

Modern Family takes product placement to the next level

ABC works the National Association of Realtors into the plot of the popular sitcom

Three ways brands must evolve to engage female influencers

Marketers need to recognize the shift from bloggers to creators says agency president

Nintendo moves its PR account to Craft Public Relations

The consumer electronics and software company to shift its communications focus

4 reasons why Aeropostale lost its cool with shoppers

Teens returned to their favourite brands after the recession, Aeropostale couldn't compete

Boston Pizza drafts hockey fans for media photo ops

Chain uses Facebook and the NHL Draft Lottery to to connect with fans and media

Fairmont Hotels puts a focus on employees in new art exhibit

Luxury hotel chain uses staff from around the globe to help tell its brand story

President’s Choice connects haute cuisine and high chairs

Loblaw-owned brand launches Babylicious to provide parents the ultimate dinner date

Marketing Awards 2016: Design jury and shortlist

The final shortlist is revealed in the lead-up to the June gala