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SkipTheDishes drops AI-powered "Inflation Cookbook"

Cookbook uses technology to track food items that are trending downwards and upwards in price each week
skipthedishes inflation cookbook
Photography courtesy SkipTheDishes

SkipTheDishes has launched an interactive digital cookbook designed to help shoppers maximize their grocery budgets. 

The Inflation Cookbook – created by Skip and its grocery and convenience delivery service, Skip Express Lane, in partnership with Dentsu Creative Canada – tracks the top ten food items that are trending downwards and upwards in price each week across regions. 

Many of the 400 items tracked are produce, whole grains and dairy items, as well as select proteins. 

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Canadians can customize their experience based on their household size and grocery budget, and are offered ingredient substitutions to account for dietary restrictions. 

Using AI and the guidance of both a nutritionist and chef, the cookbook also curates seven recipes that consumers can make at home using the best-priced items from that week.

Skip also announced an expanded partnership with Food Banks Canada.

The company will donate all surplus food from its 23 Skip Express Lane fulfillment centres to local food banks across the country. 

To kick off the initiative, Skip is donating $100,000 to the organization.

"As a proud Canadian company, we understand the important role we play in creating positive change for our industry, our communities, and our environment," said Steve Puchala, interim CEO, SkipTheDishes, in a statement. "In the face of rising food costs in Canada, Skip is committed to continuing to fight food insecurity by expanding our partnership with Food Banks Canada to help provide hunger relief from coast-to-coast. We're also proud to provide the Inflation Cookbook as a meal-planning tool that all Canadians can use to source affordable groceries for less."

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