By Janet Music & Sylvain Charlebois Food prices in Canada continue to soar in the face of labour shortages, the rising cost of goods and supply chain disruptions. Statistics Canada recently reported that the food inflation rate in the country has reached 7.4 per cent and that it will most likely rise again in the […]
By Maleeka Singh, Lawrence Goodridge, Maria G. Corradini, Robert Hanner, and Steven Newmaster As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, and the virus continues to circulate, the transmission risks of everyday interactions may become an ongoing concern. A recent study at the University of Guelph looked at the risk of COVID-19 exposure from high-touch surfaces within […]
More than a year into the pandemic and frontline staff continue to deal with COVID cases in the workplace and aggressive customers. Grocery workers are struggling with heightened stress and anxiety as they remain on the front lines of a surge in COVID-19 infections in Canada’s hot spot areas, industry watchers say. Despite being deemed […]
Is a grocery code of practice a good idea? That’s the question being discussed at the moment across Canada. Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer, Empire, and an industry group representing food manufacturers recently agreed to a draft grocery code of practice that they say takes aim at unfairness in the market. Food, Health & Consumer Products […]
Longo’s was ranked as the No. 1 grocery retailer in the 2020 Ontario Leger WOW study, with high scores for customer satisfaction and safety.
Press Release While its brick-and-mortar supermarket strategy is likely to add to the pressure, Amazon is hardly set to steamroll top grocers with its purported plans to open stores under a new, more mainstream brand, advised Joe McKeska, senior managing director at A&G Realty Partners. Observers are buzzing about Amazon’s plans, originally reported in the Wall Street Journal, […]
Just when we thought we couldn’t reinvent the wheel, we see timeless concepts turned upside down to accommodate an ever-changing society. The food and hospitality industry is one realm that is leading the way with innovation, bringing concepts together to better serve customers. An exciting innovation that is emerging is grocerants – the combination of […]
Press release It’s no secret that Canadians love our Big Mac Sauce. Get ready Canada! We’re taking it one step further. This spring our Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sauces will be landing on grocery shelves from coast-to-coast. With this launch, Canadians will now be able to experience the world famous sauces they love at home. […]