Fruit and Vegetables

As Canadians’ desire for health-conscious foods grows, so does the potential for the nation’s fruit and vegetable processing plants and greenhouses. This segment of the food and beverage processing industry benefits from the possibility of diversification — fruits and vegetables are becoming key ingredients in many other processed foods, from juices and soups to frozen meals and healthy snacks. As a result, this $6-billion industry is poised to grow more quickly than ever. 

Industry growth leads to more opportunity, attracting more processors than ever. Innovation is as important as ensuring your existing operations are optimized and your current produce line as is good as it can be. We help you enhance your fruit and vegetable processing business so you can focus on what’s next. 

Solutions for Your Success

These dietary staples are a vital part of the food and grocery industry. Our commitment to Canad’s fruit and vegetable producers ensures you’re well-positioned for success.

  • Work on what you can control: to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your operations. We will identify cost-saving measures, assess performance, analyse costs and develop strategic growth plans. 

  • Transition out of the business you’ve worked hard to build, on your terms. We work with you on tax and estate planning, wealth and asset management and valuations — so your business can thrive well after you’ve left.   

  • Our unique approach to assurance seamlessly integrates with existing business processes to help you control costs, streamline operations, ensure compliance and cultivate opportunities for growth.  

  • Utilize a tax strategy that ensures compliance while minimizing your tax exposure.

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    Contact Our Food and Beverages Processing Team

    Glenn Fraser CPA, CA, MBA

    VP, National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

    Glenn Fraser, CPA, CA, MBA, is the National Leader of MNP’s Food and Beverage Processing practice and leader of the firm’s Cannabis Services team. An active member in both the food and beverage processing and cannabis industries, Glenn provides value to his clients and to clients of MNP by drawing on 25 years of experience in providing effective business advisory, tax and assurance services to private company entrepreneurs and subsidiaries of international businesses operating in Canada.

    In addition, Glenn has played an instrumental role in various economic impact assessments, feasibility studies and strategic projects for industry leaders, including Food and Beverage Ontario, BC Food Processors Association, Ontario Agri Business Association, Ontario Craft Cider and Ontario Agri-Food Technologies.

    Glenn has also published numerous articles in Food in Canada magazine and maintains an influential role in the annual Canadian Food Industry Report.

    As a leader in the Canadian cannabis sector, Glenn frequently partners with top CEOs and leaders to tackle diverse topics surrounding the key issues and opportunities in the industry.

    Having attained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from York University, Glenn went on to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA). Glenn currently sits on MNP’s Board of Directors where he helps drive the firm’s strategy and growing prominence in a vastly competitive field. He also acts as chair and board member of Childhood Cancer Canada.