Canadian Grocer

Nestlé agrees to $2.8-billion deal with Ferrero
Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and… Lire la suite >>
HMR driving grocery’s evolution: Mintel
Home meal replacement (HMR) is pushing grocery retail into a new era according to research firm Mintel, with 85% of Canadians having purchased prepared or made-to-order foods at a grocery… Lire la suite >>
Grocery delivery: consider the legal ramifications
Amazon, Uber, Peapod and FreshDirect have changed the way people shop, travel and order food. Until recently, consumers continued shopping in brick-and-mortar stores for their groceries. However, with the advent… Lire la suite >>
Canada’s alleged bread cartel
A bread cartel is alive and well in Canada. Or is it? Canada’s Competition Bureau is investigating major grocery chains for evidence of retail price fixing. Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart… Lire la suite >>
The rise of the grocerant
Food trends are difficult to follow these days. Just like hip sectors such as tech, the food industry is coming up with its own peculiar lingo when describing market shifts. One… Lire la suite >>
Watchdog raids offices of grocery retailers in price-fixing probe
The Competition Bureau says it has raided the offices of certain companies in a criminal investigation tied to alleged price fixing following statements released by some of the country’s largest… Lire la suite >>
First Nation in Ontario trying out drones for delivery
An Indigenous community in northeastern Ontario is turning to drones to help lower costs and create jobs. Moose Cree First Nation has teamed up with Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada to… Lire la suite >>
Serving up good food for all
Most Canadians view themselves as living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, when asked, only 13% said they thought of themselves as not being healthy. While this speaks to the generally positive… Lire la suite >>
B.C. backs Metro Vancouver’s bid for Amazon headquarters
B.C.’s government is contributing $50,000 to support Metro Vancouver’s effort to woo Amazon into selecting the city as the site for its second headquarters. “I want to ensure that Amazon… Lire la suite >>
Metro’s online grocery service comes to Quebec City
Nearly a year after launching its online grocery shopping pickup service and home delivery in Montreal, Metro has expanded the program to Quebec City. Metro shoppers can place an order for pick… Lire la suite >>
Column: Couche-Tard steps on the gas with food-to-go
We look at how Couche-Tard is building out its food-to-go capabilities. Strong first quarter with solid sales and profit growth Couche-Tard’s first quarter merchandise revenues increased by 9.8% to $2.8… Lire la suite >>
What do grocery shoppers want? Low prices, one-stop shops
Amazon made a splash right away as the new owner of Whole Foods, slashing prices Monday on baby kale, avocados and ground beef. That attracted some customers, but whether shoppers… Lire la suite >>