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January, 2021

  • 20 January

    McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard launch unique laboratory store to propel retail industry and customers into the future

    Partnering with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the new retail innovation lab at McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management will enable ground-breaking research and test innovations, including frictionless technologies MONTREAL, Jan. 14, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announce their partnership in the launch of a retail innovation lab at the Bensadoun School of Retail …

  • 19 January

    A Healthy Start with Hummus

    Sabra Canada kicks off 2021 with flavourful  new plant-based protein SKU & convenience sizing Toronto, ON (January 19, 2021) – The beginning of the new year is typically the time when thoughts turn to eating better foods, starting a new exercise routine and shaking things up. As many Canadians approach …

  • 18 January

    Empire Second Announces Third Voilà Home-Delivery Customer Fulfilment Centre Announced to Serve Alberta Market In 2023

    Empire, parent company of Sobeys/Safeway, has announced plans to launch it’s third customer fulfilment center (“CFC”) in Calgary, Alberta in 2023. “We are now ready and well positioned to take the next meaningful step forward in our plans to win the ecommerce battle in Canada,” said Mr. Medline. “It’s time …

  • 18 January

    Gatik and Loblaw Deploy Canada’s First Autonomous Delivery Fleet

    Gatik, a technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul middle-mile logistics, today announced a multi-year partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L, “Loblaw”) to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto, Ontario. Beginning January 2021, Gatik will provide Loblaw with a safe, reliable, contactless delivery solution for transporting multi-temperature …

  • 18 January

    Food Safety training through AFPA

    Interested in Food Safety training through AFPA?  Implementing SQF Systems – Quality Systems for Food Manufacturing – 2 days – 12-Jan Virtual BRCGS Issue 8 Site Training 2 days – 26-Jan Virtual GMP, Preventive Controls & HACCP Implementation Training 2 days – 26-Jan Virtual Introduction to HACCP 1day – 2-Feb …

  • 18 January


    New Zealand’s ‘Most Trusted and Most Loved Brand’ continues to satisfy the Canadian sweet tooth NEW ZEALAND (January 15, 2020) – With international borders remaining closed to travel, iconic chocolatier, Whittaker’s, has brought a taste of New Zealand to Canada with the launch of its brand new Canadian website. The …

  • 18 January

    Rabba to open new market location in Regent Park featuring shop-in-shop pilot concept with Paramount Fine Foods

    ‘Rabba Kitchen – by Paramount’ set to pilot as part of new location, opening early 2021  TORONTO, December 17, 2020 – Rabba Fine Foods will open a new local market in Regent Park in early 2021 and it will feature a pilot concept sure to please Toronto-area palates and taste …

  • 18 January

    Coronavirus: The Catalyst for E-Commerce.

    By: Mike Yeo     COVID-19 fast tracks the need for stronger E-Commerce platforms. While the grocery industry has seen its sales rise dramatically because of COVID-19 ‘s impact, physical brick and mortar stores have seen much less traffic and grocers are challenged to find new ways to engage with their customers. …

  • 18 January

    Why a convenience store giant wants to be a grocer

    By Sylvain Charlebois Professor Dalhousie University   Couche-Tard has a reputation of generating value by polishing hidden gems in companies like Carrefour We heard this week that Alimentation Couche-Tard is looking at acquiring European-based Carrefour, the seventh largest food retailer in the world. Buying a grocery chain would be a …

  • 14 January

    Crew Marketing Partners Putting Best Food Forward

    Canadian Agency Helps Local Food & Beverage Brands Shine Through Pandemic Toronto, Ontario – January 13, 2021 – Crew Marketing Partners is kicking off the new year with a new focus – to help Canadian food and beverage companies achieve results in a fast-changing and evolving COVID-era world. Over 13 …