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City of Brampton’s Food Processing Sector Ranked #1


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 28, 2021) – Yesterday, the City of Brampton received top honours with a first place ranking, for the second consecutive year, in the Food Processing Leaders category in the Business Facilities Magazine 17th Annual Metro Rankings Report.

Brampton received top recognition in the Ranking’s employment, announced projects and recent expansions categories. The full 2021 Rankings Report can be found at www.businessfacilities.com.

As part of Ontario’s Food Cluster, one of North America’s largest Agri-Food sectors, Brampton has a thriving food and beverage sector supported by industry-leading technology, top-quality products, and a rich agricultural tradition. Brampton’s food and beverage sector is a one-stop shop complete with food testing, processing and packaging facilities as well as transportation, packaging design, equipment and refrigeration storage, all within the city.

Brampton’s food and beverage sectors contribute $1.3 billion annually to the Canadian GDP. 8,500 people are employed in approximately 300 companies in food and beverage manufacturing, processing and support industries.

The Food and Beverage Processing sector is one of four key sectors in Brampton. The City’s key sectors are: Food and Beverage Processing, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Life Sciences, and Innovation and Technology.

Top employers in the food and beverage sector in Brampton include headquarters for Loblaws, Maple Lodge Farms, and Italpasta. Additionally, key employers like Coca-Cola Bottling and Give and Go Prepared Foods have facilities in Brampton. All of these companies have strategically positioned themselves within Brampton to take advantage of the city’s talent, infrastructure and market access.

Brampton's Food and Beverage sector has remained strong throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has been a key contributor to the City's economic strength during this time.

For more on Brampton’s Food and Beverage sector, visit www.investbrampton.ca

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“Brampton’s Food and Beverage sector has played an instrumental role in keeping food on the shelves and Canadians fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we thank all of our essential workers for their contributions. This second consecutive year, we are especially proud to receive a first place ranking from Business Facilities Magazine as a Food Processing Leader. This ranking is a testament to the excellent work our Food and Beverage Processing businesses are doing, and also to our Economic Development team who support them.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

"COVID-19 has had many impacts on businesses across the world, and the efforts of those in Brampton’s Food and Beverage sector have helped our community navigate these unprecedented challenges. We thank our businesses and their employees, and the City looks forward to continuing our work with them.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

"We are proud to be recognized for the second consecutive year in Business Facilities Magazine’s Annual Metro Rankings Report as #1 in the Food Processing Leaders category. Thank you to our dedicated Economic Development team who work to build and support this sector, and all the sector businesses and their workers. With a focus on business retention and expansion, we are working to bring new businesses to Brampton at the City, while supporting our amazing existing businesses,"
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture, City of Brampton

“Our business community is the backbone of Brampton, and at the City our team is dedicated to supporting their success in every way we can. We are proud to have the efforts of our Food and Beverage sector – and our dedicated Economic Development team – recognized with a #1 ranking from Business Facilities Magazine for the second consecutive year.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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