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December, 2017

  • 27 December

    Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumers

    As shocking as it was, most of us will eventually forget Loblaw’s admission of price-fixing. Let’s hope the industry doesn’t By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Most Canadians were stunned and dismayed to learn that the country’s leading grocer was caught up in a price-fixing scheme …

  • 22 December

    IDDBA News: What’s in Store 2018–Specialty Drives Cheese Purchases

    NEWS FROM IDDBA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12-21-17 What’s in Store 2018— Specialty Drives Cheese Purchases Madison, Wis. — Consumers are most interested in new cheese varieties with in-store deli being an important place for experiencing specialty cheese — showcasing the largest share of dollars (66% or 2/3) of cheese sales. …

  • 19 December

    Level Ground Trading: Victoria Coffee Innovator moves up to new state-of-the-art headquarters

    News Release For Immediate Release December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading: Victoria Coffee Innovator moves up to new state-of-the-art headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger custom-designed facility only 1 km away.  The new …

  • 19 December

    Broad Coalition Calls on Federal Government to Create a National Food Policy Council

    Joint news release Broad Coalition Calls on Federal Government to Create a National Food Policy Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, 18 December 2017 – The government of Canada is moving forward with the development of a much needed Food Policy for Canada, which will incorporate the social, environmental and economic aspects of …

  • 15 December

    What’s in Store 2018 — Shopper Behavior Steers Retail Trends

    International Dairy Deli Bakery Association™ 636 Science Drive, Madison WI 53711-1073 tel:608-310-5000 iddba.org     NEWS FROM IDDBA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12-14-17 What’s in Store 2018 — Shopper Behavior Steers Retail Trends MADISON, Wis. — Around the globe, 2017’s more volatile economy has taken effect on retail trends. Inflation curbs consumer …

  • 14 December

    Torrone cutting turned into a smashing success.

    A Panettone cutting demo took place December 9th at noon coast to coast across 100 Loblaw banners including Fortinos, Provigo, Zehrs, YIG, CityMarket, Atlantic Superstores and select Loblaw stores . The 5kg Panettone, supplied by Aurora Importing, was huge and the cutting turned into a smashing which was even more dramatic.  You could say “it …

  • 14 December

    United Fresh Announces New Revolutionary Leadership Conference

    NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release, December 14, 2017 Contact: Mary Coppola mcoppola@unitedfresh.org 202-303-3425 United Fresh Announces New Revolutionary Leadership Conference A partnership of United Fresh Produce Association and the George Washington Leadership Institute WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 14, 2017) – United Fresh has partnered with the George Washington Leadership Institute to …

  • 14 December

    In-Store Experience Ratings Show Supermarkets Face Key Challenges, According to New Retail Feedback Group Study

    Millennials rate core experience factors lowest; Aldi outperforms grocers in planned spending LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Retail Feedback Group (RFG), a leader in providing actionable stakeholder feedback, today released the 2017 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study. The research, now in its tenth year, found that while supermarkets receive the strongest …

  • 6 December

    The “Great Eight” Hottest Healthy Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the sixth consecutive year, food expertMareya Ibrahim serves up the top eight healthy food and beverage trends to try in 2018. 1) ROOT TO TABLE By the time fresh produce arrives on your plate, it has lost a ton of nutrients – …

  • 6 December

    Canadians are consuming fewer calories from beverages, on track to meet 20 per cent reduction target by 2025

    Ottawa, December 5, 2017—Canadians continue to reduce the number of calories they are consuming from liquid refreshment beverages. In 2014, Canadians consumed an average 142.5 Calories – calories from sugar – a day from beverages such as bottled water, soft drink, juice and energy drinks. That number dropped to 133.9 …