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’Tis the Season Already

Consumers are looking to start holiday shopping sooner, early merchandising and promotions can help By Carly Peters Long before the first snowflake flies, grocery retailers are already thinking about the holidays. This year, with supply chain issues still plaguing the industry and the rise in food costs, the need for …

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Cultivate-The Sustainability Conference Not to be Missed!

Cultivate-The Sustainability Conference Not to be Missed! Sustainability has quickly emerged as one of the most important issues within the food and beverage processing sector. This includes both an emphasis on developing sustainable operations by reducing waste and greenhouse gases but extends to developing more sustainable food products through plant-based …

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Shelf Shockers: Grocers Deal with Logistical Logjams

By Melanie Franner One of the lingering effects of the ongoing pandemic, combined with labour shortages, has undoubtedly been the assault on supply chains. The result, as already evidenced in parts of the country, has been supply shortages with empty shelves are far more common occurrence. This article appears on …

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Say Cheese!

By Ronda Payne Grocery retailers have heard it time and again since store shelves stood bare in the beginning stages of COVID: consumers are far more aware of Canadian food security than ever before. There’s an increased demand for locally produced goods and while that doesn’t always mean the 100-mile …

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The world is on the brink of a food shortage

It’s likely that more than 100 million additional people will experience either famine or acute hunger, something we’ve never seen before By Sylvain Charlebois Food supply chain hangovers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have resulted in questions about the global nature of …

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Putin’s War puts global food security in jeopardy

The pandemic was just a dress rehearsal for what’s about to happen By Sylvain Charlebois United States President Joe Biden was the first G7 leader to admit publicly that many parts of the world will soon experience food shortages and even famine. The world will be short of many commodities. …

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Lessons Learned From Empty Shelves

There’s a principle taught to engineering students: If you want to see how something works, watch what happens when it comes apart. (And if you’re a parent, you know a lot of kids figure this out on their own.) We all had a front-row seat to the dismantling of our …

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