Top Stories – Canadian Grocer

Grocery prices rise, e-grocery expands and loyalty grows at Loblaw
“The first important message is that we’re very comfortable with our sales and tonnage performance in the quarter,” said Loblaw CEO Galen Weston, when asked about rising food prices and the rate of inflation,… Lire la suite >>
Walmart tests crowdsourcing grocery delivery service
Walmart is piloting grocery technology that uses crowdsourcing to lower the costs of last-mile delivery while offering drivers more flexible schedules. Spark Delivery uses an in-house platform that lets drivers… Lire la suite >>
Walmart to sell 15-minute meal kits
In a move to further differentiate itself from competitors ramping up their own meal-kit offerings, Walmart is partnering with Gobble to sell its signature one-pan kits. Gobble will offer its products… Lire la suite >>
Whole Foods launches curbside pickup in select cities
Amazon, known for bringing items to shoppers, is adding a curbside pickup option at Whole Foods for Prime members. Shoppers will be able to order groceries on the Prime Now… Lire la suite >>
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 >>