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March, 2018

  • 6 March

    FCL sees record ag sales as 90th anniversary approaches

    SASKATOON (March 5, 2018) – Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is preparing for the future by investing and diversifying in Western Canada, CEO Scott Banda told delegates at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Saskatoon. In 2017, FCL recorded combined revenue of $9.8 billion. Notably, sales of crop supplies, which include revenue …

  • 2 March

    What’s For Dinner: Can Grocers Survive the Amazon and Wal-Mart Vise?

    With Alexa now serving grocers as breakfast for Bezos, have we forgotten that Wal-Mart has had their lunch as the #1 grocer since the turn of the century?  What will it take for today’s grocers to keep a seat at the adult dinner table?  Written by EnterWorks Chief Executive Officer Rick Chavie   Battle of the Titans The …

  • 2 March

    Food Institute tracks record M&A growth in Exclusive Annual Report

    The Food Institute releases M&A report for 2017 UPPER SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey—Food industry M&A (mergers and acquisitions) hit a record total in 2017, reaching its highest point in over 15 years, according to The Food Institute’s recently released Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 report. Total deals for the year climbed to …

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Walmart Online Grocery Prices Edge Closer to Amazon, Intensifying the Grocery Wars

    Profitero study finds less than a 2% gap between Walmart and Amazon’s pricing on grocery products; Target and Jet.com come close, but continue to trail  BOSTON, 27 February 2018.  Walmart online grocery prices are edging closer to Amazon, with only a slim gap separating prices between the two retailers, according to …

  • 25 February

    DOLE AND MARVEL EQUIP PARENTS IN THEIR HEROIC BATTLE FOR HEALTHIER FAMILIES

    Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor power-up original character recipes and specially branded DOLE® produce March 1 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.  (Feb. 22, 2018) — Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is on the way.             Starting March 1, Black …

  • 25 February

    Study reveals Canadian parents would give up social media, chocolate or wine for their kids to eat healthier

    Catelli® unveils campaign which explores and celebrates real parenting truths Feb 20, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Catelli recently commissioned a survey to delve further into real parenting moments, uncovering revealing truths about today’s modern family, and the daily challenges Canadian parents face, many of which involve mealtime. According to the survey, due to …

  • 22 February

    New MSC certified products from Ocean Brands

    Gold Seal Mackerel and Ocean’s Clam Juice: Sustainable, Traceable and Wild: Ocean Brands sources its Gold Seal Wild Mackerel and Ocean’s Clam Juice from fisheries that are independently certified to the globally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries. The MSC ecolabel provides consumers with assurance that …

  • 10 February

    UDELV AND DELIVERY GUYS JOIN FRESHOP AT NATIONAL GROCERS ASSOCIATION MEETING FEB. 11-14 IN LAS VEGAS

    Sunday panel kicks off busy week for Booth #301 LAS VEGAS.  February 9, 2018 — Last week, udelv, a Burlingame, Calif. company, successfully launched its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle and made the world’s first public road test deliveries from Draeger’s Market in San Mateo, Calif. to two nearby customers.  Udelv CEO Daniel Laury …

  • 8 February

    The SIAL Canada International Food Show Will Be Back for its 15th edition at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès !

     Press release For immediate release Montreal, February 7th, 2018 – SIAL Canada (the SIAL international food show in North America) is back for its 15th edition in Montreal from May 2nd to 4th, 2018 and will showcase many new components. Held at Toronto’s Enercare Centre in April 2017, the last …

  • 5 February

    Price fixing scandal breaking bad for grocers

    February 4, 2018 – By Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies The growing bakery goods price fixing investigation puts the onus on manufacturers and retailers to reach out to consumers in meaningful ways  Canada’s Competition Bureau is alleging that almost every major food player was in on the bread …