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Saveurs - Quebec's agrifood sector: Embrancing innovation | Spring 2016
Seizing the right opportunities and having a clearly defined strategy are keys to remain competitive. In Saveurs, a new PwC series, we sit down with agrifood leaders to get their points of view and discuss their biggest challenges.

Ask the expert: Planting the seeds (88.4 KB)
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Ask the expert: The missing ingredient (77.8 KB)
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Ask the expert: Reducing waste, increasing profits (93.2 KB)
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Ask the expert: Recipe for sucess (99 KB)
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Fresh insights: Bulking up in the protein sector (71.1 KB)
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Fresh insights: Agribusiness’ new challenge: Harvesting innovation (134 KB)
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Fresh insights: Catering to the customer's palate (526 KB)
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Fresh insights: Staying on top of food safety (524 KB)
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Fresh insights: Hungry for growth - M&A trends in Canada's food and beverage industry (535 KB)
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Fresh insights - Cashing out? Start tax planning now to get the most value 
PwC’s Retail and Consumer— Food and Beverage practice provides industry-focused assurance, tax and consulting services to enhance value for food and beverage manufactures and retailers.

PwC Roundtable - Food & beverage industry experts 
The March 2015 issue of Food in Canada magazine features our PwC Roundtable brought together six food and beverage leaders to discuss the hot topics in the industry.

Front of the line: What is the future of profitable grocery? 
The landscape of Canada’s grocery sector continues to change, consumer behaviour is forcing new trends and retailers are looking at improved and innovative ways to operationalize.

Total Retail : Canadian customer expectations driving the next retail business model
Today's consumers don't get excited about multichannel retail: They expect it. Convenient physical locations, websites that enable them to find and purchase products, a mobile site or app — these are now the price of entry for retailers.

Retail Valuations Newsletter Q1 2015 
TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North American retail sector in Q1 2015 remained stable with an average multiple of 9.5x. The TEV/EBITDA multiples for the Canadian retail sector averaged at 10.9x, based on 24 companies.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q4 2014 
TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North American retail sector in Q4 2014 increased with an average multiple of 9.5x.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q3 2014 
TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North Americanretail sector in Q3 2014 remained stable with an average multiple of 8.9x whereas the TEV/EBITDA multiples for the Canadianretail sector increased to a 10.6x multiple.

Trying to get ahead - 2014 Financial Benchmarking 
The report reveals how the economy has impacted CPG manufacturers, accompanied by detailed financial benchmark analysis.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q2 2014 

TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North American retail sector in Q2 2014 remained high.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q1 2014 
After four consecutive quarter-over-quarter increases in TEV/EBITDA, the North American retail sector valuation multiples were flat in Q1 2014.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q4 2013 
The North American retail sector showed continued momentum with a fourth consecutive quarter-over-quarter increase in TEV/EBITDA.

Cultivating innovation in the Retail and Consumer industry 
Find out what Canadian retail and consumer companies need to address to stay relevant and competitive in today's evolving global market.

Retail Valuations – Snapshot Q3 2013 
This publication gives you a snapshot of valuation metrics and the performance of the Canadian retail companies in the third quarter of 2013.

Setting a new course: 2014 Canadian Retail Benchmarking Survey 
Our benchmarking study will help you to identify opportunities to ensure you are maximizing the value of your investments.

Demystifying the online shopper: 10 myths of multi-channel retailing 
New technologies, global access, enhanced mobility, social media: each of these has had a profound impact on how consumers gather information and make purchase decisions.

Setting the stage through innovation: Retail trends report 
In the wake of depressed consumer spending, retailers are reassessing their strategic priorities and mobilizing to adapt and respond to the ongoing market changes.

In Brief: Strategic Inventory Management – Providing what matters, when it matters 
The following edition of In brief discusses inventory management and how PwC Canada’s Retail Consulting Services can help you come up with a winning strategy.

In Brief: Assortment Optimization – Making an impact in 12 seconds or less 
The following publication discusses some of the key practices behind assortment optimization to help you understand consumer trends and offer customers what they want, when they want it.

Canadian Retail Security Survey 2012 
Canadian retailers continue to experience challenging times with difficult domestic and global economies, changing consumer behaviour and an increasingly competitive retail landscape.