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How the unassuming QR code is changing the food industry

QR codes have been in our lives for a long…

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Why Canadians are walking away from the meat counter

The cost of living has understandably been one of the…

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Tackling food inflation

The Conservative Party of Canada recently promised to control food…

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Don’t blame the food industry labour shortage on COVID-19 alone

“We’re hiring” signs are everywhere, particularly in the food industry….

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We’re all paying a COVID-19 tax at the grocery store

Canadians’ ballot decisions in the Sept. 20 federal election will…

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Coffee crunch: prices are going up, way up

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the…

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Why we shouldn’t demonize glyphosate

Canadians had until July 20 to comment on the federal…

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The farm is merging with food retail spaces

Canadians have started to notice that grocers have begun to…

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You are what you eat – and you eat what you see

Most people would agree that protecting children should be our…

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Grocers face dramatic changes in wake of pandemic

Grocers racked up millions of dollars in profits as they…

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Bright future for cannabis as perspectives shift

In 2019, the cannabis sector in Canada had its bubble…

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Jumping on the regenerative agriculture bandwagon

Regenerative agriculture is making some noise of late – so…

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Food industry code of conduct finally gains traction

A new coalition led by the Retail Council of Canada…

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Express lane: Pandemic speeds adoption of self-checkouts

Only a few years ago, self-checkouts were seen as job…

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Dining out to rebuild up

As we inch toward a more normalized economy, the focus…

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Meat in the middle

Protein wars have taken a back seat to the COVID-19…

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Surprise! Food prices are on their way up

What was purely an academic supposition a few months ago…

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Food sector gets budget help – but there are gaps

Spend, spend, spend – that’s the strategy. And green is…

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Canadians facing rising food security challenges

The two necessities in life are food and shelter. It…

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Do Canada’s grocers need a code of conduct?

Many Canadians are oblivious to the fact that in the…

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Restaurants face a great reset, thanks to COVID-19

It was certainly a year to be forgotten for the…

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Buttergate compromises the farmer-consumer contract

The Dairy Farmers of Canada should be commended for asking…

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Butter: better? Or worse?

For months, thousands of Canadians have taken to social media…

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As the 9-to-5 workday fades, the food industry will benefit

Humans are creatures of habit. Most of us are hardwired…

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Will Canada finally get interprovincial alcohol trade?

Interprovincial alcohol distribution in Canada has always been a nightmare….

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As Canadians flee cities, rural living gets its mojo back

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Canadians…

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Unintended consequences

COVID-19 has had an impact on Canada’s food industry but,…

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2020’s top food-related stories

The year 2020 was as unusual as they get, with…

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How will Canadian households cope as food prices rise?

Canada’s Food Price Report 2021 brought some disconcerting news to…

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Food industry keeps adapting to changing times

Many Canadian regions will likely go through a second COVID-19…

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Eliminating the rural-urban divide, one internet connection at a time

They say food connects us all. So does the internet…

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Food, produce thyself

Major Canadian grocers in Canada are at it again. After…

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COVID gardening on the rise

They say gardening is good for the soul. Apparently many…

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Trust the food industry to keep delivering

Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we know more about…

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As California burns, so does our winter lettuce

California is on fire. Although most of the fire-affected territory…

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The restaurant industry can help save the economy

The best way to get an economy going again is…

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Food waste is going up – thanks to fear

Food waste creates an invisible bill you must pay every…

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Walmart flexes its muscles and food processors suffer

Consumers got a glimpse of how food supply chains work…

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Things will never be the same at the grocery store

More than five months into the pandemic, we can start…

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Livestock, dairy industries face pandemic fallout

Before COVID-19, the craze for vegetable proteins was palpable. All…

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Grilling grocery CEOs didn’t accomplish much

Top Canadian grocers testified before a parliamentary standing committee last…

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Food service industry needs a post-pandemic boost

We’re now $343 billion poorer as a nation because of…

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Canada’s rising food insecurity problem

Statistics Canada has confirmed what most of us knew already:…

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A wave of ‘food fraud?’

When costs rise, most food companies adjust. Safe, fair and…

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Grocers move away from ‘hero pay’ for staff

‘Hero pay’ is quietly fading away in grocery stores and…

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Better get used to higher food prices

Despite a negative inflation rate overall, recent Statistics Canada numbers…

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