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Canadian Grocer's top 10 stories in January 2020


We have compiled the top 10 most-read stories at in January. A celebrity product launch, tongue-in-cheek marketing campaigns and getting to know our 2019 Generation Next winners are just a few of the stories that had our readers clicking for more.

Loblaw closing distribution centres, cutting 775 jobs
Canada's largest grocer announced in early January it was shuttering facilities in Ontario and Quebec.
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Ones to watch
In our December/January issue, Canadian Grocer introduced the 2019 Generation Next winners--the 12 rising stars making their mark on the Canadian grocery industry.
Read the full story here.

JLo, A-Rod launch frozen meal line at Walmart
Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have partnered on a ready-to-cook frozen meal line designed for an electric pressure cooker.
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PC says there’s ‘Nothing to Fear’ from its Plant-Based line
Loblaw used horror tropes in a recently-launched advertising campaign to address Canadians’ misgivings over vegan products.
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Welcome to 2020!
Canadian Grocer breaks down the trends that could shakeup the grocery industry this year.
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A warm welcome
Summerhill Market recently opened its newest location in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. Co-owner Brad McMullen explains why the boutique grocer hired a design firm that typically works with restaurants.
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Consumers cool on keto: Survey
Canadians might be trying the keto diet but they aren't sticking with it, according research from the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.
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Loblaw introduces No Name to TikTok
TikTok is a video-sharing service that has taken social media by storm, and No Name is a brand going to market with quirky advertising. Here the two collide.
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Loblaw bids to take over New Brunswick cannabis sales
Canada’s largest grocer is one of eight companies that responded to a request for proposal to run the province’s cannabis retail network.
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T&T launches e-grocery
Not long after closing the doors on its only downtown Toronto location, the Loblaw-owned specialty grocer introduced e-commerce.
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