Articles

The rise of the once-silent, once-hidden food worker

Given our heightened consciousness about food systems, workers have more political capital than ever By Sylvain Charlebois  Workers across the food supply chain are expressing concerns about their livelihood. Last weekend, workers at the online grocery retailer Instacart went on strike for better conditions and higher wages. Instacart is a symbol of the …

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Where We Need Collaboration in 2022

The last two years have been tough, but the challenges will continue By Jeff Doucette, founder “Field Agent Canada” As we approach the second New Year since we started to feel the impacts of the pandemic on all our businesses, I thought it would be good to look at a …

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Plant-based milk alternatives meet consumers’ demand for choice

By Paula Arab on October 20, 2021 The real threat to cow-based products might be an appetite for choice in a highly regulated market With the explosion of plant-based milk alternatives flooding the market, can cow milk co-exist? Canada’s dairy industry will struggle to survive the competition unless it reconnects with its consumers. …

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Food rescuing goes mainstream

More than 35.5M tonnes of food is thrown out yearly in Canada and rescuing food is getting more attention By Sylvain CharleboisProfessorDalhousie University Many people claim the term’ food waste’ should never be used and there’s some truth to that. Food is precious and is always of value to someone, …

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Price Inflation – Dark Clouds on the Horizon

Canadian shoppers will change habits affecting both brands and retailers By Jeff Doucette, founder, Field Agent Canada To say that our industry has been through a roller coaster over the past 18 months is an understatement. Other than airlines, the grocery industry is one of the most challenging businesses and …

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Shopping Jolly!

Holiday merchandising ideas for the season By Carly Peters A lot of shoppers are eager to get back into holiday traditions, but at the same time the pandemic has undeniably changed the way people shop, even during the happiest season of the year. Many predict that 2020 trends — such …

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