Walmart Canada to buy Toronto start-up Foodmaestro

Walmart Canada is boosting its e-commerce offerings by acquiring Foodmaestro, a Toronto-based digital start-up that will offer customers more choice, transparency, and personalized content when they shop online.   Foodmaestro, which will be Walmart Canada’s first acquisition since the pandemic, is a data platform serving retailers and CPG companies across North America and beyond. Offering a […]

Breakfast Club of Canada fundraiser sets new record

The Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC), in collaboration with Walmart Canada, broke its all-time fundraising record in 2021. This year’s campaign, which ran from September 28 to November 2 in Walmart Canada’s 400-plus stores and on its website, raised $4.1 million for school breakfast programs, including an $820,000 donation from Walmart Canada. The initiative helps […]

Walmart Canada now sourcing sustainable Canadian beef

Walmart Canada is now sourcing beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). Additionally, the chain is sourcing enough beef from sustainable sources for its Your Fresh Market brand beef patties that it has been granted permission to include a sustainability certification label on […]

Saladworks to open 30 ghost kitchens in Canada in 2021

U.S. made-to-order restaurant Saladworks is set to open 30 “non-traditional” locations in Canada by the end of 2021 in partnership with Ghost Kitchen Brands. Saladworks, which serves entrée salads, wraps, soups, and sandwiches, is doubling its footprint across the United States and Canada with the deal, which will also see 60 new U.S. locations open. Many of these new […]

Ghost kitchens begin to arrive in Canadian big-box stores

The hot restaurant concept of ghost kitchens are spreading like wildfire. By Tom Nightingale It’s well-established by this stage that ghost kitchens are the new hot concept born out of — or at least accelerated by — the COVID-19 pandemic. The first ghost kitchen appeared in New York in 2013. It was already growing steadily […]

Walmart Canada and Food Banks Canada partnership yields more than 15 million meals for Canadians

Press Release Walmart Canada’s third annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. national campaign secured more than 15 million meals for Canadians, surpassing its goal of 13 million meals. The annual program calls on Canadians to join Walmart in the fight against hunger, a problem faced in communities, coast-to-coast. From February 14 to March 13, Walmart and select […]

Walmart Canada commits to 100 per cent alternatively-powered fleet vehicles by 2028

Press Release Walmart Canada today announced plans to power its fleet using 100 per cent alternative power by 2028. To meet that goal, the company has announced plans to acquire an additional 30 Tesla 18-wheeler semi-trucks, building on its original order of 10 trucks in November 2017. With 40 Tesla Semis in total, the company […]