Top Stories – Canadian Grocer

Food-to-go segment on the move
The food-to-go market is on the rise, and as consumers become more sophisticated in their tastes and demands, the opportunity to cash in on changing food consumption habits is growing along… Lire la suite >>
Costco gets into meal kits with Blue Apron deal
Blue Apron is selling its meal kits at some Costco stores, its first deal with a retailer and an effort to expand to customers beyond the online subscribers who receive… Lire la suite >>
Walmart sales up 3.4% in Canada
Canada was a bright spot for Walmart in the company’s fourth quarter earnings report released Tuesday morning. Net sales in Canada grew 3.4% in the three month period that ended Jan. 31.… Lire la suite >>
Kraft Heinz Canada names new VP of retail sales
Kraft Heinz Canada has reached across the pond for the latest addition to its sales leadership team. Peter Hall, who most recently led the CPG giant’s U.K. retail sales team,… Lire la suite >>
Amazon partners with food-focused websites on shoppable recipes
Amazon has struck a partnership with Fexy Media – owner of such digital food properties as Simply Recipes, Roadfood, Serious Eats, The Food Lab and Daily Parent – on shoppable recipes… Lire la suite >>
Metro to cut 280 jobs as part of modernization plan
Grocery store chain Metro says the construction of its first automated distribution centres are unrelated to its efforts to offset added costs from Ontario’s rising minimum wage. The Montreal-based company… Lire la suite >>
Sobeys launches Easy Meals
Sobeys is the latest grocer to embrace the fast-growing “grocerant” concept with the launch of its Easy Meals line of products. Easy Meals consists of approximately 35 SKUs, ranging from… Lire la suite >>
Walmart’s targets millennials with new grocery line
Just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer, it will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials as it tries to… Lire la suite >>
Couche-Tard says it still wants to sell marijuana in its Quebec
Alimentation Couche-Tard is still interested in selling marijuana and its co-founder says he thinks provincial governments should stay out of selling this product. Alain Bouchard, the executive chairman of the… Lire la suite >>
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers appoints a new GM
Joe Sbrocchi has been tapped to lead the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG). He assumes the general manager role Sept.18. Previously, Sbrocchi has held management roles with national retailers such… Lire la suite >>
Campbell Soup buying Pacific Foods for $700 million
Campbell Soup says it has agreed to pay $700 million to acquire Pacific Foods, which makes organic broths and plant-based drinks. The deal marks the latest effort by Campbell to… Lire la suite >>
Danone to sell U.S. yogurt business to Lactalis for $875M
French yogurt producer Danone has agreed to sell its U.S. dairy business, Stonyfield, to Lactalis for US$875 million. The sale addresses competition concerns over Danone’s $10-billion purchase of plant-based foods and beverages giant WhiteWave. To… Lire la suite >>