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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in July 2019

Sustainability, executive hires and retail tech round out the most-read stories at

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

PepsiCo Foods Canada names new president
Former Star Women in Grocery award winner Cara Keating was promoted from vice-president customer development to president of the company.
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Empire CEO says innovation is the future
During a call with analysts, Michael Medline said the company would invest more heavily on innovation to increase customer satisfaction.
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Galen Weston to the food industry: Let's get serious on sustainability
At a conference in Vancouver last June, Loblaw executive chairman Galen Weston suggested how retailers and CPGs could work together to tackled environmental issues.
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Loblaw's data-algorithm leads to fewer promotions, sluggish sales
Canada's largest grocer has increased its use of data, but execs recently admitted that tweaking still needed to be done.
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South Asian concept Chalo FreshCo heads West
Sobeys Inc.'s South Asian-focused discount banner opened two locations in Surrey, B.C.
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Farm Boy purchases popular Ottawa bakery
Farm Boy purchased Rideau Bakery, a family-owned business known for its kosher breads, rolls and pastries.
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Toronto's most beautiful grocery stores
Toronto-based lifestyle website Style Democracy ranked the city's most stunning stores.
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Metro launches in-store program to fight food waste
At select stores in Quebec, Metro is offering a discount on products that are nearing their expiry date.
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Conquering the last mile
Online grocery is gaining momentum and it's important traditional grocers get the experience right.
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Conagra names new VP of sales
Leslie Mackay promoted from director market development to VP of sales.
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