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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in June 2019

Star Women in Grocery winners, Golden Pencil winners and new store locations were among the hot topics in June

From store expansions and pilot projects to award-winning industry executives, here's a look at the stories that had our readers glued to

Introducing Canadian Grocer’s 2019 Star Women winners
From store managers to senior VPs, we celebrated 29 women from across the country and the industry.
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Empire ramps up FreshCo expansion
The discount banner, which made its debut in Western Canada earlier this year, continues to grow with plans for an additional six locations.
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Loblaw joins Loop to bring reusable packaging program to Canada
After months of speculation, it was confirmed that Loblaw would be the first Canadian retailer to pilot the reusable-packaging system.
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Sobeys campaign celebrates food and family
New advertising focuses on important family moments and the role food can play.
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Walmart introduces new Supercentre concept store in Toronto
The big-box retailer is updating its 13-year-old superstore format with "Fast Lane" technology and more.
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2019 Golden Pencil Award winners announced
The Food Industry Association of Canada has picked three industry veterans to receive its lifetime achievement award.
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Giant Tiger announces new corporate headquarters, flagship store
The discount retailer is in the midst of a “carefully planned growth strategy” that includes additional stores and back-room employees.
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Metro launches e-grocery in Toronto
Quebec-based grocer makes its moves in the highly competitive Toronto market with a delivery service that costs $11.99.
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Costco opens largest warehouse in Canada
The members-only retail chain opened a 182,000-sq.-ft. location in St. John’s, N.L.
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Canada’s first-ever food policy unveiled
The Liberal government is providing financial support and launching promotional campaigns to improve the country's food system.
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