Sylvain Charlebois

Professor, Dalhousie University

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Sylvain Charlebois is professor in food distribution policy and senior director/AGRI-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. He is the author of "The Food Processor" blog series for Canadian Grocer. 



Eliminating plastics should not jeopardize food security

Addressing plastic pollution in Canadian grocery stores is vital, but we must carefully consider the potential consequences

Want to learn about grocery competition? Look at the U.S.

Kroger, a U.S. grocery chain, had to divest nearly 15% of its stores over the weekend just to secure a chance at regulatory approval for acquiring a competitor

Dollarama is challenging the traditional grocery store model

In a world of rising costs, Dollarama's stealthy grocery revolution is offering consumers a financial lifeline they can't afford to ignore

Farmland politics: The undeniable power of the Greenbelt

The Greenbelt isn't just about farms; it's about securing our food, preserving our environment, and bridging the urban-rural gap – an imperative we can't afford to compromise

The bitter truth about a sugar tax

Rather than resorting to moralistic measures, we should prioritize education and informed choices to foster healthier eating habits

Was Amazon's Whole Foods bet a bust?

The Canadian market remains in search of a game-changer to reshape the grocery industry landscape

Is Canada sobering up?

Canada is redefining its relationship with alcohol, as declining sales are influenced by factors such as weather, health concerns, and the growing popularity of non-alcoholic alternatives

Climate change and its impact on Canadian eating habits

Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of the connections between climate change and their diet

Decoding Canada's food inflation maze

While some Canadians may be hesitant to acknowledge it, there is a gradual improvement taking place

Unveiling 'skimpflation': The latest consumer squeeze

“Skimpflation” signifies a subtle alteration in the nutritional composition of certain products. While the term may be unfamiliar to many, the practice itself has a decades-long history