March / April 2021

MARCH/APRIL 2021 • VOLUME 107, NO.2

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In this Issue

11 Grocery & Specialty Food West 2021 Goes Virtual!

24 More Than a Buzzword
The grocery world is taking sustainability seriously.

37 Keeping Up With The Joneses
Jones Food Store Equipment celebrates 50 years of sterling service to the grocery sector.

45 A Taste of Europe
European foods have been getting a boost during the pandemic.

50 Sizzling Summer
Time to heat up the grill.

55 Home Advantage
Saskatchewan retail grocery wins big with demand for local product.

59 Canadians Seek Cold Sweet Stress Relief
COVID-weary consumers choose premium ice cream, diverse flavours and non-dairy treats.

66 Health and Home
The cold beverage category is being driven by enhanced wellness.

73 Big Data or Big Flop?

On Our Cover
12 Independent and Proudly Community-Based
Vancouver Island’s 49th Parallel Grocery has a long-standing family history of putting customers and community first.

Cover Photography: Kurt Knock Photography

Departments
6 Market Update
22 Category Management
75 In the Bag
78 Retail Collaboration

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