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Canadian Grocer's top 10 stories in June 2018

Personalized offers, the future of food and Star Women 2018 round out the most-read stories at

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

Canadian dairy farmers to Trump: You’re trying to drive us out of business
Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron spoke out against president Donald Trump's Twitter attack aimed at Canada's supply-management system.
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Meet Canadian Grocer’s 2018 Star Women Award winners
Nominated by industry members and chosen by Canadian Grocer editors and a panel of past winners, we are proud to introduce this year’s impressive group of 19 Star Women.
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Best-before labels major cause of food waste: Study
The National Zero Waste Council says people assume food past the date on a package is spoiled when it's not. The label refers to food quality, not safety.
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Empire makes executive changes in ongoing turnaround effort
Sobeys' parent company made a number of staffing changes to create what it called a "truly national merchandising team."
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What will the grocery store of the future look like?
At Store 2018, Retail Prophet Doug Stephens offered a vision of the supermarket of tomorrow.
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Lunch was on Loblaw in downtown Toronto
The country's largest grocer treated passersby to baby kale salad, grilled asparagus, chicken satay and more as part of its #EatTogether campaign that encourages family and friends to share meals together.
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Galen G. Weston on the future of food
Loblaw’s chief executive took the stage at the inaugural Arrell Food Summit to discuss vegan products, vertical farms and more.
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Pay-what-you-can grocery opens in Toronto, experts question the model
At chef Jagger Gordon's Feed It Forward grocery store, shoppers are encouraged to take what they need and pay what they can, even if that’s no money at all. The pay-what-you-can-model is a tricky one, but Gordon says he's not interested in turning a profit.
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2018 Golden Pencil Award winners named
The Food Industry Association of Canada announced this year's recipients of the Golden Pencil Award--the grocery industry’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. This year's winner's are...
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Customization crucial at Loblaw and M&M
During Retail Council of Canada’s Store conference in Toronto, senior retail executives discussed the importance of using data and artificial intelligence when developing tailored promotions and communications.
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