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April, 2021

  • 6 April

    COSTCO WHOLESALE BUSINESS CENTRE OPENS FOURTH LOCATION – IN WEST EDMONTON

    New location part of Costco expansion plan, with additional Business Centres planned to open across Canada Edmonton, AB – Costco Wholesale opened its fourth Canadian Business Centre today, located at 10310 – 186 Street NW in Edmonton. The 127,000-square-foot facility has created 140 local jobs and unprecedented convenience for local …

  • 5 April

    Del Monte: Over 135 Years of Quality

    TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – In Canada, the Del Monte brand became part of the Bonduelle Group, the world reference in living well through plant-based food. The Del Monte brand has been a staple in Canadian households for more than a century*. Generation after generation, Del Monte has …

  • 5 April

    Celebrity-favourite Flow Alkaline Spring Water Launches New Spring 2021 Advertising Campaign

    Internationally recognized talent celebrates Flow’s mission and the positive power of water April 1, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario and New York, New York – Flow Water Inc. (“Flow®,” or “Flow Alkaline Spring Water”), today announces the launch of its newest North American advertising and marketing campaign. The “Beautiful Inside and …

  • 5 April

    Do Canada’s grocers need a code of conduct?

    While food prices continue to climb in Canada, grocers’ fees, in addition to low margins, haven’t helped manufacturers benefit By Sylvain Charlebois Professor in Food Distribution and Policy Dalhousie University Many Canadians are oblivious to the fact that in the food industry, suppliers need to pay grocers to conduct business. …

  • 5 April

    New Hellmann’s study shows how Canadians can reduce food waste by one third

    Study by Hellmann’s and Toronto-based behavioural scientists, BEworks, found that Canadian households saw significant food waste reduction by committing to just one meal per week using ingredients already in their home – a ‘Use-Up Day’ One of the largest behaviour change studies of its kind addressing the issue of household food …

  • 5 April

    PMA and United Fresh to Create New Global Trade Association

    WASHINGTON D.C. and NEWARK, DE (March 31, 2021) – The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have reached an Agreement in Principle to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise to enhance member services, increase advocacy …

  • 5 April

    Sobeys and Loblaws among those lagging on improving animal welfare says new global report

    TORONTO, March 31, 2021 /CNW/ – World Animal Protection is calling on Canadian food companies to do better when it comes to farm animal welfare. The 2020 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), backed by World Animal Protection and Compassion in World Farming, is the leading global measure on farm animal welfare. …

  • 2 April

    Voilà by Safeway curbside pickup service now available in Alberta

    Calgary, AB – Voilà has expanded its e-commerce offering to Alberta, with the launch of “Voilà by Safeway Curbside Pickup.” Now available at three Safeway store locations in Calgary and one in Edmonton, the new service will expand to multiple Safeway locations across Alberta in the coming months. Voilà by …

March, 2021

  • 30 March

    FCC report shows opportunity in changing food and beverage trends

    Regina, Saskatchewan, March 30, 2021 – Despite some setbacks caused by the pandemic, Canada’s food and beverage sector may emerge even stronger in 2021, according to a new FCC report. “The pandemic has brought losses that can never be recouped, but it has also opened a floodgate of opportunities for …

  • 29 March

    More Than a Buzzword

    The sustainability movement has been building momentum in all aspects of grocery retailing, from producers and manufacturers to in-store practices and consumer behaviour and expectations. Read more here, …. and as featured in our in our Western Grocer March April Edition online here (Pages 24 to 36)