Top Stories – Canadian Grocer

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 >>
Nestlé to buy back $21B in its own stock by 2020
Nestlé says it plans to spend about US$21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value.… Lire la suite >>
What we learned from Loblaw’s quarterly results
Much like his counterparts at Metro last week, Loblaw Companies CEO Galen Weston cited food deflation as a significant and ongoing challenge in the grocery business, though the company still… Lire la suite >>
Walmart launches grocery home delivery in GTA
Customers living within select regions of Toronto, Etobicoke and Mississauga can now order groceries online or through the retailer’s app and have them delivered to their front door. The delivery service… Lire la suite >>
Walmart Canada partners with Penguin Pick-Up
Retail giant Walmart is offering Toronto grocery shoppers another click-and-collect option, thanks to a new pilot project with SmartCentres’ Penguin Pick-Up service. Shoppers at both and the Walmart app… Lire la suite >>
Costco to open first Canadian business centre
Costco Wholesale announced on Wednesday the groundbreaking of its first Canadian Costco Business Centre. The new concept targets businesses of all sizes, including those in the convenience store and restaurant… Lire la suite >>
Loblaw and Metro say price of food is falling
Food prices, especially those for meat, continue to fall from recent highs, Metro and Loblaw said Wednesday as both grocery chains reported strong quarterly results. “During the quarter, we saw the grocery market shift… Lire la suite >>
Food waste report calls for collaboration
Food waste expert Martin Gooch says he was surprised by the utter lack of media interest in his first report on the subject in Canada in 2010. The report notably… Lire la suite >>