NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 • VOLUME 108, NO.6

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In this Issue

29 HEALTH & WELLNESS UPDATE
Brisk Business
Fair Trade boomed in 2022.
An Inside Look at CHFA with President & CEO, Aaron Skelton

37 Meet Your Maker
The desire to buy local comes from consumers’ connection to producers stories.

49 Diversity Driving Asian Sales
Asian foods continue to lead the way with the inclusion of more countries.

54 Transformative Change at Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada
Q+A with Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada president, Olivier Lemire.

56 Western Grocer Hall of Fame
Larry Chmielewski retires after 49 years in the grocery industry.

62 Perfect Time for Pasta
Rising food prices and the need for convenience drive the demand for pasta.

69 Packaging for the Future
New biodegradable packaging materials help industry achieve environmental goals.

70 Riding the Heat Wave
Manufacturers capitalize on Canadians’ love of hot sauces.

Departments
6 MARKET UPDATE
12 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
76 IN THE BAG

On Our Cover
20 Northern Light
Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. celebrates 50 years.

Photo courtesy of Steve Salnikowski

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