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March, 2021

  • 29 March

    Keeping Up With The Joneses

    Jones Food Store Equipment celebrates 50 years of sterling service to the grocery sector By Robin Brunet When Burnaby, B.C.-based Jones Food Store Equipment Ltd. (JFSE) co-founder Barrie Jones retired in 2007, he told his daughter Randi, “I want nothing more than to see our company hit 50 years.” His …

  • 29 March

    Grocery and manufacturing leaders join forces to promote fairness and transparency in Canadian food retail industry

    Empire and FHCP agree on “Grocery Supply Code of Practice for Canada” and present proposal for industry and government consultation TORONTO, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ – Empire Company Limited (“Empire”), Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer (operator of Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, Farm Boy, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Voilà), and Food, Health & …

  • 29 March

    Canadian food autonomy takes a big step forward

    McCain Foods ups the ante in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture By Sylvain Charlebois Professor Dalhousie University We learned recently that McCain Foods has upped the ante in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly-owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada’s largest commercial vertical farming operation. McCain has invested $65 million in GoodLeaf, making it …

  • 25 March

    Hino and Cummins Announce Medium and Heavy-Duty Engine Offering

    Hino L and XL Series Trucks powered by Cummins engines to be produced at Hino plants in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, and West Virginia, USA. Mississauga, ON – Hino Motors Canada (HMC) announced their intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in Canada. As a result of this announcement, …

  • 25 March

    Grocery and manufacturing leaders join forces to promote fairness and transparency in Canadian food retail industry

    Empire and FHCP agree on “Grocery Supply Code of Practice for Canada” and present proposal for industry and government consultation TORONTO, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ – Empire Company Limited (“Empire”), Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer (operator of Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, Farm Boy, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Voilà), and Food, Health & …

  • 25 March

    March / April 2021

    MARCH/APRIL 2021 • VOLUME 107, NO.2 In this Issue 11 Grocery & Specialty Food West 2021 Goes Virtual! 24 More Than a Buzzword The grocery world is taking sustainability seriously. 37 Keeping Up With The Joneses Jones Food Store Equipment celebrates 50 years of sterling service to the grocery sector. …

  • 23 March

    George Weston Limited to focus on Retail and Real Estate as it announces plans to sell Weston Foods

    TORONTO, March 23, 2021 /CNW/ – George Weston Limited (“George Weston”, “GWL”, or the “Company”) (TSX: WN) today announced its intention to focus on its Retail and Real Estate businesses as it launches a process to sell Weston Foods. This announcement follows a strategic review by the Board of Directors that determined these …

  • 23 March

    A Heartfelt Salute to Pat Joyal from Your Independent Grocer North Road, Coquitlam

    Patricia Joyal, also known as “Pat”, celebrated her 89th birthday on February 26th, 2021.  Pat has been an employee at Your Independent Grocer North Road in Coquitlam for over 19 years and continues to work during the pandemic.  Close associate Vanessa Ceolin, cashier, says “She is an asset to the …

  • 23 March

    Champlain Financial Corporation and GefCo Acquire Naya Waters

    MONTREAL, March 22, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Champlain Financial Corporation and GefCo, have acquired Naya Waters , now returning Naya Waters to a 100% Quebec owned and operated company  Naya Waters, a Quebec company for the past 35 years, offers natural spring water of exceptional quality. This acquisition makes the Mirabel, …

  • 23 March

    The Very Good Food Company Announces Acquisition of Lloyd-James Marketing Group

    Vancouver, British Columbia, March 15, 2021 – The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY) (OTCQB: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VERY” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of the Lloyd-James Marketing Group Inc. (“Lloyd-James”), a boutique wholesale and food service broker specializing in the plant-based food industry …