Canadian Grocer

Into the West
From the coast to the prairies, a roundup of great grocers Lire la suite >>
In-store restaurants help give grocers a competitive edge
As competition heats up for every food dollar, more grocery banners are partnering with well-known restaurants and chefs to give consumers another reason to visit their stores. The restaurant-within-a-store concept… Lire la suite >>
Couche-Tard CEO says Ontario retailers acting ‘rationally’ to minimum wage hike
Most Ontario retailers are acting rationally in response to January’s large increase in the minimum wage and not cutting hours of operations, the CEO of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Tuesday.… Lire la suite >>
Metro increasing in-store tech to combat minimum wage increases
CEO Eric La Flèche reiterated steps Metro Inc. is taking to absorb rising labour costs stemming from recent minimum wage hikes, at a press conference Jan. 30 following the company’s annual… Lire la suite >>
Judith McKenna to lead Walmart’s international division
Walmart executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Judith McKenna, has been tapped to lead the big box retailer’s international unit. Effective Feb. 1, McKenna will step into the president and… Lire la suite >>
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 >>