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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in August 2019

Store openings and executive hires round out the most-read stories at

Here’s a look at the topics our readers delved into last month at

Longo’s opens in Yonge Sheppard Centre
Ontario area grocer opened its 34th store in July--a 40,000-sq.-ft. space in a mix-use building at the intersection of the Yonge-University and Sheppard subway lines in Toronto's north end.
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Walmart Canada appoints new CEO
Horacio (Haio) Barbeito was tapped to lead the big-box retailer's Canadian operations, replacing Lee Tappenden who is moving into a global role with Walmart's International Support Team.
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17 grocery store photos that will inspire
Buzzfeed celebrates the beauty of produce displays and a perfectly stocked cereal aisle.
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Save-On-Foods gets ‘real’ with new campaign
The Western Canadian grocer shifts its marketing focus from value to quality with a new TV and online advertising effort.
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Longo’s to open ‘convenience-based’ store at Yonge-Bloor
The independent grocer opened a small format store to cater to commuters and nearby office workers.
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PepsiCo Foods Canada names vice-president customer development
Mike Lust stepped into the role held by Cara Keating before she was promoted to president of PepsiCo Foods Canada in July.
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Walmart Canada expands Instacart grocery delivery
Following a pilot in the Greater Toronto Area and Winnipeg, the one-hour grocery delivery service is now available to customers across Canada, excluding Quebec.
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Costco membership card goes digital
Members in the U.S. and Canada can create an account on Costco’s website and connect it to the retailer’s mobile app. There are no payment features within the app, however.
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Metro Q3 profit up from a year ago
Quebec-based grocery company reported same-store sales increases across its food and pharmacy businesses.
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Is plant-based ‘meat’ healthy? Whole Foods CEO says no
Though they may be popular, John Mackey said meat alternatives are made with processed ingredients.
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