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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in February 2020

Store openings, renovations and a look at Farm Boy round out the most-read stories at

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

Keeping it fresh
Though Farm Boy has grown considerably over the years, it has remained focused on delivering exceptional fresh products at great value, says co-CEO Jean- Louis Bellemare.
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Amazon opens cashierless grocery store
After months of speculation, the e-commerce giant finally opened a 10, 400-sq,-ft. supermarket in Seattle.
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Saputo closing two facilities, laying off 280 workers
The dairy company said it would close plants in Trenton, Ont., and Saint John, N.B. within the next year.
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Flourishing click and collect drives e-comm growth at Loblaw
In its most-recent quarterly call with analysts, Loblaw president Sarah Davis praised click and collect for driving e-commerce growth and keeping customers loyal.
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Empire joins District Ventures to support food entrepreneurs
As title sponsor of District Ventures’ Accelerator program and District Ventures Kitchen, the Stellarton, N.S.-based grocery company is providing support and coaching to companies in the food, beverage and health CPG sectors.
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Loblaw posts higher earnings in Q4
Though Loblaw Companies Limited reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year earlier, the grocery company still missed analysts' expectations.
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Nostalgia keeps Sobeys plastic bags alive
Sobeys has phased out plastic grocery bags across the country, but in Atlantic Canada the term "Sobeys bag" has become a generic term for "plastic bag."
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Food delivery is booming, but price is an issue for consumers: Survey
New Angus Reid/Dalhousie University study looks at what it takes to be successful in the food delivery, meal-kit space.
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Eataly Toronto takes diners to the North
The Italian food emporium opened an upscale, full-service restaurant that pays homage to Milan. Called Trattoria Milano, the 76-seat restaurant is located on the second floor of Eataly Toronto.
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Sunterra Market transforms downtown Calgary location
Sunterra doubled the size of its Bankers Hall store and incorporated new culinary offerings and a licensed seating area.
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