Categories – Canadian Grocer

Loblaw on the defensive as the Amazon bogeyman lurks
Loblaw is the latest grocer to commit to offering home delivery. Starting in December, the No. 1 food retailer in Canada is offering home delivery in Toronto and Vancouver with… Lire la suite >>
Walmart plans to double curbside grocery pickup locations in the U.S.
Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40% and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers… Lire la suite >>
Nestlé freshens up its image with vegetarian meals takeover
The maker of Hot Pockets wants to go vegetarian, California-style. Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and drinks company, is buying husband-and-wife startup Sweet Earth, which sells frozen burritos stuffed with… Lire la suite >>
Loblaw CEO says company is watching marijuana legislation
The CEO and chairman of Loblaw Companies says he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of selling recreational marijuana, a slight shift in position for Canada’s largest grocery and drugstore chain.… Lire la suite >>
SIAL Canada’s Innovation 2017 Grand Prize winner announced
Saffron Sugar Cube from Taj Foods is the winner of SIAL Canada’s annual innovation contest, beating out nine other finalists for the top honour, which was awarded during the food trade exposition in Toronto… Lire la suite >>
Walmart grocery pickup coming to Calgary
After successful launches in Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton, Walmart is expanding its grocery pickup service to six locations in Calgary. The $3 service allows customers to place orders at… Lire la suite >>
Metro’s app update makes reward redemption easier
Members of Metro’s Metro & Moi loyalty program in Quebec can now redeem their accumulated points using their My Metro mobile app.  The company has been working toward this feature since… Lire la suite >>
Nestle plans for restructuring as profit falls
Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle says net profit fell 6% last year, with double-digit declines at its Chinese food unit dragging on growth and core growth overall at the… Lire la suite >>
Bread made with beans?
Being that the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, legumes seem to have turned up everywhere from milk to mayo and now to bread. Country Harvest’s latest… Lire la suite >>
Dairy Farmers of Canada unveils new logo
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has introduced a new logo designed to be eye-catching and easier to understand, while also reinforcing the positive relationship between farmers and consumers. The most… Lire la suite >>
Environmentalists say too many water bottles end up in Ontario landfills
Ontario is being urged to consider the environmental impact of plastic bottles as it updates the provincial policy on water taking permits for bottled water companies. Environmentalists who worry that… Lire la suite >>
Premium Brands Holdings buys Belmont Meats
Belmont Meats Products has been purchased for $50 million by Premium Brands Holdings Corp. Belmont is a privately owned Toronto-based company that provides beef burger patties and other products to… Lire la suite >>