January / February 2021

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 • VOLUME 107, NO.1

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In this Issue

19 Alternatives in an Everyday World
Plant-based foods are no longer trendy, but rather a staple all kinds of people are seeking on a regular basis.

21 Rediscovered Mornings
The breakfast category shifts from quick consumables to full meal favourites.

28 Coronavirus: The Catalyst for E-Commerce
COVID-19 fast tracks the need for stronger e-commerce platforms.

31 Stop, Thief!
New tech and feet on the ground are required to combat the latest wave of shoplifters.

35 Larry’s Market
All vegetarian grocery store sets high standards.

37 Frozen Frenzy
Demand for frozen food escalates as consumers continue to eat at home.

41 Maple Leaf Foods Furthers Commitment to Sustainability
An interview with Tim Faveri, vice-president sustainability and shared value, Maple Leaf Foods.

42 The Right Products at the Right Time
Tips for boosting impulse buys from Chris Anctil, grocery specialist for Meridian Farm Market.

On Our Cover
11 Focus on Freshness
How Blush Lane Organic Market is meeting the demand for organic.

Cover Photography: Brett Gilmour

Departments
6 Market Update
33 Category Management
44 In the Bag
46 Retail Collaboration

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