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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in October 2019


Executive changes, a store opening and a marketing partnership were among the hot topics this month. Here’s a look at the most-read stories at
Save-On-Foods announces executive changes
Save-On-Foods made changes to its corporate structure with Jamie Nelson and Brenda Kirk
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Executive changes at Metro
Quebec-based grocer announced new roles for Christian Bourbonnière and Marc Giroux.
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Eataly Toronto announces opening date
The wait is finally over. The Italian food boutique is opening in the city's Manulife Centre on Nov. 13.
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Whole Foods predicts top product trends for 2020
Once again, the organic grocery chain has asked its regional and international buyers to identify the food trends that will dominate next year.
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Sobeys pilots smart shopping cart
At one of its stores in Oakville, Ont., the Empire-owned chain is piloting a tech-enabled cart that scans and weighs products.
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Lassonde to acquire Sun-Rype from Jim Pattison Group
Lassonde entered an agreement to buy the fruit-based snack and beverage manufacturer for approximately $80 million.
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Agropur announces leadership change
The Canadian dairy cooperative appointed Émile Cordeau as chief executive officer.
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Loblaw gathered too much personal info in gift card offer: privacy commissioner
A consumer complaint resulted in a six-month investigation delving into the grocer’s authentication process for its gift card program.
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Empire becomes official grocer of Team Canada
Sobeys parent company partnered with the Canadian Olympic Committee to become Team Canada’s official grocer.
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Walmart Canada ups the ante in grocery delivery wars
The big-box retailer has partnered with Cornershop to offer grocery delivery in as little as an hour.
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