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June, 2020

  • 4 June

    Grocers move away from ‘hero pay’ model for staff

    By Sylvain Charlebois on June 2, 2020 The economics of pay increases in the retail sector are always weak, especially in food retailing, which has low margins ‘Hero pay’ is quietly fading away in grocery stores and food distribution centres. That’s quite the reversal from 10 weeks ago. The American-based …

  • 4 June

    “Well it’s Official! This time it is for real… Albert Lum is retiring”

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, After nearly 50 years in the grocery business, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement. My last day with Buy-Low Foods will be July 1st, 2020. As I look back, I remember starting my career in this industry at under 10 years of …

  • 3 June

    Neste opens Europe’s first RFID-based self-service store in Finland – purchases can be scanned through a shopping bag

    Neste Corporation, Press Release, 3 June 2020 at 7:30 am (EET) Neste opens a new fully automated Easy Deli store on 3 June 2020 in the center of Helsinki, Finland. The store uses RFID technology, developed in Finland by Nordic ID, which scans all purchases made by the customer at …

  • 2 June

    Finalists for 27th Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Announced

    2019 new product trends reflect Canadians’ increased interest in plant-based food products and food innovations that bring restaurant quality home. TORONTO, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is excited to reveal the finalists for the 27th Annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.    The 27th Annual Canadian Grand Prix finalists represent the 112 …

  • 2 June

    Biro introduces a new economical Food Former

    The Biro Manufacturing Company has introduced a new economical Food Former, Model F1000N. The new Food Former includes the following features as standard equipment:                 Auto paper feeder, take away conveyor, paper starter kit and one round hole (variable thickness) mold drum.  The machine has a small foot print and …

May, 2020

  • 29 May

    Nuts For Cheese becomes world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese manufacturer

    London ON- An established leader in the natural product and vegan cheese categories, Nuts For Cheese has joined the growing Fairtrade movement, sourcing key ingredients like cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric and black peppercorns from the global south to produce the world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese. The Fairtrade process of …

  • 28 May

    B.C. Turkey Farmers Support Local Groups Through The Wishbone Project

    30k Donation Aims to Tackle Food Insecurity VANCOUVER, May 26, 2020 – At this vital time, the British Columbia (B.C.) Turkey Farmers are stepping up and responding to the needs of its community with a series of donations to local organizations fighting hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. B.C. Turkey Farmers …

  • 28 May

    Turkey Farmers of Canada announce additional 80k donation to Kids Help Phone and 4-H Canada through The Wishbone Project

    Funds will support crucial mental health initiatives in communities across Canada TORONTO, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ – Canada’s turkey farmers today announced another $80,000 donation in the wake of COVID-19, which will support mental health initiatives across the country. The funds will be distributed to Kids Help Phone and 4-H Canada, two groups that each work …

  • 28 May

    Update from Indianlife Foods

    At Indianlife we constantly strive for excellence in food safety, quality and service and this has proven essential for our business partnerships now more than ever. We know many of our customers have questions about our product availability and concerns regarding our products. Rest assured that, as part of our …

  • 28 May

    Better get used to higher food prices

    By Sylvain Charlebois on May 27, 2020 The food sector has never been recession-proof. But COVID-19 may show us that it’s immune to deflationary pressures Despite a negative inflation rate overall, recent Statistics Canada numbers tell us we’re in for a wild ride at the grocery store. While the general inflation rate sits …