The plastic bag pollution paradox

At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are floating in our oceans but we struggle to find packaging alternatives

The plastic bag pollution paradox
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At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are floating in our oceans but we struggle to find packaging alternatives

Minimum wage hikes serving up uncertainty in food industry

A 32 per cent increase in the minimum wage in 12 months is simply irresponsible

Minimum wage hikes serving up uncertainty in food industry
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A 32 per cent increase in the minimum wage in 12 months is simply irresponsible

The genius of Loblaws’ $25 gift card campaign

This PR masterstroke by Loblaws has allowed the company to take control of the narrative and dodge, for now, consumer mistrust

The genius of Loblaws’ $25 gift card campaign
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This PR masterstroke by Loblaws has allowed the company to take control of the narrative and dodge, for now, consumer mistrust

Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumers

As shocking as it was, most of us will eventually forget Loblaw‘s admission of price-fixing. Let’s hope the industry doesn’t

Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumers
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As shocking as it was, most of us will eventually forget Loblaw‘s admission of price-fixing. Let’s hope the industry doesn’t

Grocers seek to restock the industry with innovation

Recent Canadian grocery sector layoffs are about redefining business models more than trimming costs

Grocers seek to restock the industry with innovation
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Recent Canadian grocery sector layoffs are about redefining business models more than trimming costs

The rise in ready-to-eat: grocers adopt restaurant tactics

The ‘grocerant’ model is going mainstream, driven by consumers who want quality, convenience and reasonable prices

The rise in ready-to-eat: grocers adopt restaurant tactics
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The ‘grocerant’ model is going mainstream, driven by consumers who want quality, convenience and reasonable prices

Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes a bite out of the food industry

Given its ability to fuse efficient distribution and strategic market insight, the e-commerce giant could well become the leading food retailer in North America

Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes a bite out of the food industry
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Given its ability to fuse efficient distribution and strategic market insight, the e-commerce giant could well become the leading food retailer in North America

Multinationals face new pressures in grocery stores

Consumers increasingly want fresh, unprocessed food. The middle of the store now sees less traffic and that’s clearly affecting sales for most grocery products

Multinationals face new pressures in grocery stores
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Consumers increasingly want fresh, unprocessed food. The middle of the store now sees less traffic and that’s clearly affecting sales for most grocery products

Generation X the lost food generation

Generation Xers grew up in an era when food was functional and boring. As a result, many don't cook and have little interest in the culinary culture

Generation X the lost food generation
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Generation Xers grew up in an era when food was functional and boring. As a result, many don’t cook and have little interest in the culinary culture

From farm to fork, brought to you by artificial intelligence

With AI, yields can be improved and grocers can understand consumers – and predict their behaviour – better than consumers know themselves

From farm to fork, brought to you by artificial intelligence
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CHARLEBOIS: With AI, yields can be improved and grocers can understand consumers – and predict their behaviour – better than consumers know themselves