Grocery

15-Minute Grocery Delivery Startup Tiggy Rapidly Expanding into New Markets in Canada: Interview

The ultrafast delivery startup is aiming to disrupt an already competitive industry with plans to service major urban markets.

Automated Technologies to Have Profound Impact on Grocery Retail in Canada: Feature/Expert Interview

From farmgate to plate, the use of robotics is set to revolutionize the grocery industry in Canada as the industry transforms rapidly.

Pandemic to Cause Largest Increase in Grocery Prices in Canadian History: Sylvain Charlebois

Food inflation is a serious concern in Canada as we head into the fall amid uncertainty and increased costs.

Canadian Grocery Retailers Bracing for Potential Cyberattacks Against Systems Amid Rash of Successful Ransomware Incidents [Feature]

Organizations and consumers across the country could face devastating consequences as a result of nefarious hacker activity say experts.

6 Ways Canadian Grocery Retail Was Forever Changed by the Pandemic

Online ordering, robotics, fewer consumer trips, touch-free checkouts, supply chain resiliency and declining peak hours are among the major changes.

Why Canadian Grocers Need a Code of Conduct: Sylvain Charlebois

The industry expert says that Sobeys' getting behind it will also help independent grocers at a challenging time.

Loblaws’ ‘Middle Mile’ Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Grocery in Canada: Sylvain Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois says the future of the grocery industry in Canada is becoming even more competitive amid ecommerce innovations.

Second Lockdowns Will Have Impact on Food Retail in Canada: Sylvain Charlebois

The industry expert says that Canadian retailers are in a better position to deal with a surge while consumers are more confident in the supply chain this second round.

Some Grocery Retailers Are Struggling to Adopt eCommerce Amid COVID-19

A large number of food retailers, both big and small, have found themselves ill-equipped to deal with hordes of new customers.

Summerhill Market Expands Unique Grocery Concept with 3rd Store and Plans for a 4th [Photos]

The upscale Toronto-based grocer is already building its fourth store which will open next year. Its business model includes stocking products not found elsewhere, as well as owning the buildings where its stores operate.

‘Microshopping’ Trips Becoming the Norm for Canadians Buying Groceries: Study

A new report shows that Canadians continue to embrace brick-and-mortar grocery retail, and are doing so more frequently than in the past.

Canadian Food Retailers too Slow to Embrace Voice Assistance Technology: Expert

Industry expert Sylvain Charlebois says retailers are missing opportunities as consumers gravitate to voice-assisted searches and other technology. Not getting on board could leave some companies in the dust.

Canadian Retail Forecast for 2019: Slower Growth and Challenges with Opportunity 

A flood of store closing announcements this year are causing concern to the industry, while international retailers continue to enter the country seeking a piece of the pie. Despite economic and other challenges, there are bright spots. 

Battle of the Grocery Retailers Heats up in Bloor-Yorkville [Analysis]

The neighbourhood boasts Canada’s highest density of grocery retailers that are contained within blocks of the intersection of Yonge and Bloor Streets. It is seeing intense competition from new entrants as well as existing stores that are renovating and expanding.

Will ALDI and Lidl Enter Canada and Disrupt the Grocery Industry? 

Both retailers have a proven track record of being successful in almost all markets that they have entered, turning the competition on its head while gaining significant market share.

Organic Garage Continues Grocery Expansion

The unique organic grocery retail concept is aimed at a wide spectrum of the population -- and the strategy is working.

Loblaw on the Defensive as the Amazon Bogeyman Lurks

Homegrown retailers are taking steps to combat significant disruption in the Canadian grocery industry.

Why Canada is Wary of Online Grocery Shopping

The question is, are sales in Canada low because demand is low, or because there are not many good options?

The Grocerant: How Smart Grocery Stores are Becoming Hybrids

“Grocerant,” a word combining “grocer” and “restaurant.” The term has been around for a few years, but it seems to have gone mainstream in recent months. Or at least it’s a term most of us will be hearing more often.

Innovative Grocery Chain Freson Bros. Discusses Growth Plans

The popular family-owned company has plans to grow to 20 stores by 2026 & perhaps even outside of the province.

Grocery Store Retail to Anchor Massive Mixed-Use Development

Such amenities are being added to attract residents, while also acting as a 'social centre' for the local community.

Mark McEwan Grocery Store to Anchor Yonge-Bloor Transformation [Feature]

The iconic intersection is seeing substantial changes, and McEwan will serve the thousands of new residents moving into the area.

Canadian Grand Prix Finalists Announced for Outstanding Grocery Products

Retail Council of Canada will present the award at its Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala on May 31, and tickets are available.
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