Canada’s big three grocers see shifting shopping habits as pandemic restrictions ease

Financial results from Canada’s three largest grocers offered a clearer picture of how the COVID-19 crisis has shaped shopping habits – and how consumers respond when public health restrictions are eased. Metro Inc.’s third-quarter earnings, reported Wednesday, largely mirrored results posted earlier this summer by competitors Empire Co. Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. At the

Advertising Industry Commits to New Food and Beverage Code and Guide to Deliver on Government’s Objectives on Advertising to Children

Code and Guide for the Responsible Advertising of Food and Beverage Products to Children applies to all advertising, on any media, adding to existing standards and meeting or exceeding Health Canada recommendations TORONTO, June 28, 2021 /CNW/ – A coalition of Canada’s largest advertisers, food and beverage brands and manufacturers and restaurants today announced their commitment to a comprehensive Code and

Terrace Walmart going 100 per cent self-serve checkout

Walmart Canada said it will remove the Terrace store’s traditional belted checkout lanes in favour of self-checkout counters starting late summer. The Walmart in Terrace will soon be ditching its cashiers and replacing them with self-serve checkouts.Walmart Canada said it will remove the store’s traditional belted checkout lanes in favour of 100 per cent self-checkout

NEW RESEARCH: Four major trends reshaping Canada’s grocery sector post-COVID-19

A new report from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) explores trends in Canada’s food retail industry, from the rapid rise of e-commerce to changing consumer habits — and their implications for grocery employers and essential workers in Ontario.   TORONTO, May 26, 2021 /CNW/ – The pandemic has driven significant change in Canada’s $95.5 billion food retail sector, accelerating tech

Loblaw realigns leadership with plan to sell Weston Foods

President Sarah Davis to retire, Executive Chairman Galen Weston to become chairman and president Loblaw Cos., Canada’s largest food and drug retailer, is undergoing a leadership shuffle amid a business refocus by parent company George Weston Ltd. (GWL), which aims to divest its Weston Foods baked goods subsidiary. Plans call for Loblaw President Sarah Davis

Continued Growth

From humble beginnings in a Canadian town of 250 people, Drake Meats is poised to continue its growth across Canada and is on the cusp of launching its meat products in the international marketplace. With its roots dating back to 1949 as a co-op local frozen food locker and custom processing shop, the facility was