MAY / JUNE 2024

MAY/JUNE 2024 • VOLUME 110, NO.3

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In this Issue

15 Reducing Environmental Impact is Cool
Keeping ahead of evolving refrigeration mandates will help retailers stay cool under the collar.

19 Snacking is a Lifestyle
Tree of Life talks what’s trending in cookies and crackers.

23 Grocery Retailers Giving Back

29 2024 Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Finalists Announced!

36 Creating Community with Food and Culture
The Italian Centre Shop celebrates 65 years with recognition as one of Canada’s best managed companies.

46 In the Pressure Cooker
B.C.’s grocery and food processing sectors cope with inflation – and government hostility.

HEALTH & WELLNESS UPDATE
39 Key Trends from CHFA NOW Vancouver 2024

42 Between Meals
Customer cravings both healthy and indulgent.

Departments
6 MARKET UPDATE
8 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
49 IN THE BAG

On Our Cover
11 Staying True
Freson Bros. stays true to their roots, their brand, and the food their customers love with a brand-new store in Edmonton’s Glenora neighbourhood.

Photo credit: courtesy of Freson Bros.

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