Canadian Grocer’s top 10 most-read stories from the first half of 2023

The grocery business news and features most popular with our readers so far this year

1. Wonder Women! Meet the 2023 Star Women in Grocery winners

Introducing the remarkable women shaking up the Canadian grocery industry

2. Loblaw says it’s receiving “concerning” number of cost increase requests from large CPGs

Suppliers have increased the company’s product costs by nearly $1 billion in the year to date, the company’s CFO told analysts on Loblaw’s first quarter earnings call

3. Nestlé Canada announces wind down and exit of frozen meals and pizza business

Affected brands include Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine

4. Grocery’s got talent: Meet the 2022 Generation Next winners

Get to know the 22 young leaders – all under age 40 – making their mark on Canada’s grocery industry

5. Pattison Food Group gets into the restaurant biz

With Wildlight Kitchen + Bar, the group serves up a “celebration” of West Coast cuisine

6. Loblaw to invest $2B this year to open 38 new stores, renovate 600 locations

Investment is expected to create more than 6,000 new jobs in retail, supply chain, technology and construction

7. Canada can easily fix its milk dumping problem: OPINION

“We can fix this by addressing the issues of normalizing farm milk waste and hiding data,” writes Dalhousie University professor and columnist Sylvain Charlebois.  

8. PepsiCo Foods Canada shuffles executive team

The company made several key appointments in March

9. Product of the Year Canada announces 2023 award winners

The largest consumer survey of product innovation reveals winners in 25 categories

10. These Ontario restaurateurs are creating a buzz in grocery with their unique meal kits

Crafty Ramen pivoted to selling meal kits during the pandemic. Now, their products can be found in Ontario grocery stores

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