As one of Canada's best locations food and beverage processing, London has all the right ingredients for agri-food businesses.
London's agri-food sector is known for attracting historic investments, which has established the region as an ideal hub for agri-food production. Employing more than 7,000 people across 90+ companies, London's agri-food sector has strengths in large scale meat processing, frozen foods including pizza and desserts, spices, and alcoholic beverages, in addition to emerging sub-sectors such as health and fermented foods, cannabis, and ready-made meals.
As a nationally recognized test market city, London is an ideal place for companies to develop new food products and services prior to nationwide launch. Tim Hortons™ dark roast coffee, McDonald's ® Chicken McNuggets, and Blackfly Beverages craft coolers were all tested here.
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Why food processors choose London
- Only municipality in Canada that draws freshwater from two great lakes
- Shovel-ready, fully serviced industrial lands
- Easy to source fresh ingredients as London is surrounded by farmland
- Access to cold storage facilities, distribution, packaging, and automation equipment suppliers
- Talented workforce specializing in food processing, nutrition sciences, food chemistry, and product development
- Connect with 25 research and development institutions
“The strong farming community in this region makes London a vital food processing centre for business and commerce”
- Derek Schoonbaert, Cargill
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Success Story: Nestle
With a century-old history in Canada, Nestlé is committed to growth in London. Their latest $51.1-million investment into the 52-year-old plant created 150 new full-time positions. In an industry where food safety is everything, early-stage investment was critical to Nestlé’s expansion, allowing the factory to enhance existing cleaning technology at each individual product line.