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

Food affordability still top consumer concern: CCFI

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity held a webinar to look at how to better earn public trust in food and farming. Ashley Bruner, research co-ordinator for CCFI, said the COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumers’ desire to know where their food comes from. Globally, there has been a record rise in general trust, with Canada