JULY / AUG 2019 • VOLUME 105, NO.4
21 New Beginnings
Back to school lets customers reset their food choices and gives grocers the opportunity to play a part in their fresh start.
27 A New World of Cheese
Cheese offerings will soon be expanding, but many will be looking for the blue cow for guarantees for Canadian milk.
33 Gill’s Trading Post Turns 50!
More than a century of quality.
35 Winners for 26th Anniversary Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Announced
37 Top Confectionery Trends
39 Shaker of Salt
Salty snacks sales sailing high.
45 Niche Meets West
Alternative as well as staple products dominate the oil category in Canada.
49 Perpetual Change, Perpetual Profits
Alberta food industry continues growth.
55 The King of POS
Western Grocer interviews Tim Shein, president King Business Services Corp.
57 Better Than Grandmother’s Kitchen
Canadians are gravitating towards baking to create products that respond to their values.
On Our Cover
10 Luck, Work, Perseverance
How one family found success in the specialty food market.
Cover Photography: Ed Ellis
6 Market Update
7 Calendar of Events
48 Social Media Insights
53 Category Management
60 In the Bag
62 Retail Collaboration