• Seven key post-pandemic trends

    As we emerge from the pandemic, grocers face a new landscape. How can they best navigate it?
  • Supporting the LGBTQ+ at work

    Making your lgbtq+ employees feel at home starts at the top
  • Back to traditional meal routines

    Over the past five years, traditional eating patterns centred around the classic concept of "three square meals a day" had slowly eroded in favour of more frequent meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • Grocery's proposed code of practice is a glimmer of hope

    Many Canadians are unaware that suppliers need to pay grocers to conduct business. Fees were justified by merchandising costs, shelf space--things anyone would expect--yet, in recent years, things changed.
  • Independent grocers are a dying breed

    Almost weekly these days, Canada loses an independent grocer. Last week, we learned Empire would purchase one of Canada’s top premium independent grocers, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets.
  • Keys to delivering a successful grocery pickup service

    Demand for pickup and delivery services has skyrocketed since the pandemic, with more shoppers purchasing groceries online now than ever before. Findings from the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey in January 2021 indicate that total U.S.
  • Canadian dairy is strong and it wants to get even stronger

    The Dairy Farmers of Canada did the right thing and should be commended for asking dairy farmers to stop using palmitic acids in feed while launching a national investigation on the matter. It was the right decision, full stop.
  • Buttergate: The 'hard' truth about Canadian butter

    Canadians have taken to social media recently to say they've noticed that some--not all--butter is harder and fails to get softer at room temperature. Some people blame winter and the colder weather. The truth is more troubling than that.
  • Say farewell to the 9-to-5 workday

    Humans are creatures of habit. Most of us were accustomed to leaving our homes for work.
  • Retail beyond the vaccine

    What it will take for grocery retailers to win the new (post-pandemic) consumer?
  • Pandemic leads to shift in snacking habits

    During the pandemic, many consumers re-connected to home life as a place of refuge, comfort and belonging. In tandem with this re-connection has been the re-prioritization of meals as pillars to define our days.
  • Will interest in immunity boost produce sales?

    According to the United Nations, 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Many could not care less about a proclamation from a global agency that has been criticized over the years as being inner-looking and out of touch.