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March / April 2019



In this Issue

14 Gather Together at Industry’s Key Western Conference & Exhibition
Marquee event celebrates 30th anniversary with new opportunities and more local companies.

23 Beyond the Barbecue
Culinary creativity and inspiring cross-merchandising are the keys to selling to today’s outdoor cooking enthusiasts.

28 SIAL Showcases Innovation
An interview with Innovation Expert Dana McCauley.

31 Making Choices
The industry speaks out about Canada’s new food guide.

37 Organic Fare
Top organic benchmarks, challenges and opportunities define organic market.

41 Drinking in the Profits
The cold beverage category in 2019 is more voluminous – and potentially more lucrative than before.

55 Summer Sizzlers
The cold reality of ice cream.

61 Beyond the Bread Basket
Local foods expand options for grocery retailers in Saskatchewan.

65 Interesting, Flavourful Brews
Traditional teas hold steady while herbals and new, diverse tastes grow in popularity.

On Our Cover
16 Grocers in Paradise
Tru Value Foods overcomes hardship to become a Gulf Islands mainstay.

Cover Photography: Departments Rachel Lenkowski


6 Market Update
53 Retail Collaboration
59 Category Management
68 In the Bag
70 Taking Stock

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