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Buying in Your Own Backyard

Western Canadians are closer to their homegrown food more than ever By Carly Peters Love for local in not new. However, in the past year, consumers eagerness to source and shop Canadian, and awareness of the importance of domestic products has only increased. Field Agent’s Local Grocery Study 2021, shows …

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Hard Discount – Ready For Launch?

Freshco Expansion Breathes New Life into the Format By Jeff Doucette When I started my career in the CPG industry, I was based in Toronto and managing Loblaws national procurement for one of my employers major categories. While we always were keen to jump on the plane and head to …

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What Lies Ahead For On-Line Grocery in Canada?

As the country emerges from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, every industry is facing questions.Questions like: what is the new normal – and what does the future hold?Nowhere are these questions more relevant than in digital grocery. The IBM Retail Index reports that the shift from brick-and-mortar retail to …

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49th Parallel Grocery Growth and Change

Independent and Proudly Community-Based Vancouver Island’s 49th Parallel Grocery has a long-standing family history of putting customers and community first. By Ronda Payne Most people get to a point where they chafe under the watchful eye of a parent. Peter Richmond is one of the few who thrives in these …

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Better get used to higher food prices

By Sylvain Charlebois on May 27, 2020 The food sector has never been recession-proof. But COVID-19 may show us that it’s immune to deflationary pressures Despite a negative inflation rate overall, recent Statistics Canada numbers tell us we’re in for a wild ride at the grocery store. While the general inflation rate sits …

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Thank capitalism for your basic supplies in time of crisis

By Matthew Lau on April 21, 2020 COVID-19 has meant some shortages at grocery stores. But overall, the supply chains developed over decades fill our needs Even as COVID-19 has put much of the economy into shutdown and caused a run at grocery stores on some staples, most of us remain generally well-supplied …

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Star Marketing Rolls Up its Sleeves

As anyone in this industry knows, the grocery supply chain has been stretched to its maximum. Retailers are scrambling to keep shelves full amidst unprecedented demand that has pushed average industry sales up by 60%. Meanwhile, the threat of Covid 19 is everywhere and all it takes is one infected …

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Food Industry Responds to Covid 19

Food processors and retailers are all taking action to help combat the spread of Covid 19 and support those on the frontlines like healthcare workers. Here are just a few examples: Flow Alkaline Spring Water, for example, is responding to the recent increase in demand for water, due to COVID, by donating …

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