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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in May 2018

Saputo purchase and No Frills clothing line rounds out the most-read stories at

From a graduation cake gone awry to the future of food and the launch of a branded clothing line, here’s a look at the topics our readers delved into at

Walmart cuts Weston Foods as bread supplier
Walmart Canada says it is cutting Weston from its list of bread suppliers, but says the decision was not motivated by the alleged price-fixing scandal
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E. coli in romaine lettuce sickens six Canadians
The Public Health Agency of Canada says a half dozen Canadians have been stricken by a strain of E. coli similar to one found in contaminated romaine lettuce from the U.S.
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Saputo to purchase Ontario dairy company for $100 million
Saputo plans to purchase Shepherd Gourmet Dairy, which is located in St. Marys, Ont. and employs about 90 people.
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Costco gets into meal kits with Blue Apron deal
In its first deal with a retailer, Blue Apron brings its meal kits to Costco locations in San Francisco and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.
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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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Grocery store censors teen’s graduation cake
A mother in the U.S. took to social media to express her displeasure after Publix edits the Latin phrase "Summa Cum Laude" on her son's graduation cake because it says it contains profanity.
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PC Optimum, inventory control and data highlight Loblaw earnings call
Galen G. Weston announces major plans for home delivery, click-and-collect services and more.
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Check this out: No Frills gets edgy in new music video
No Frills is showing off its swagger in a 90-second video, which is part of a larger marketing campaign.
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GSFW names top 10 grocery products for 2018
Grocery & Specialty Food West delegates shine a spotlight on the best products at this year's show.
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No Frills to sell branded clothing online
The Loblaw-owned discount banner is selling No Frills branded T-shirts, sweatshirts and reusable bag online with more items likely to launch later.
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