Sylvain Charlebois

Federal Government ‘Is the Consumer’s Worst Enemy’ as Food Prices Rise in Canada [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says that the government's efforts are ill-directed and insufficient at a time when many consumers are precariously stretched financially.

Why Sobeys had to Dump Air Miles: Op-Ed

Sylvain Charlebois says that "it's about time" that the relationship ended, and that loyalty will probably be the next battleground for Canadian grocers.

Majority of Canadians Now Embrace Using Self-Checkouts at Grocery Stores: Study

Sylvain Charlebois says that since the start of the pandemic, more Canadians are using self-checkouts with differences among younger vs older demographics.

Canada’s Baby Formula Problem is for Different Reasons: Sylvain Charlebois

Differing dynamics between Canada and the US means things are different -- but many Canadians don't know about a Chinese connection which poses a threat.

The Meal Kit Market in Canada May have Peaked: Charlebois

Industry expert Sylvain Charlebois says that as consumers begin going out again, dining at home is seeing a downward trend following pandemic isolation.

The Pandemic has Changed Consumers in Canada, but has it Really Changed the Food Industry? [Op-Ed]

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois discusses how a new world, including work-from-home is leading to changes in the way we purchase and consume food and where.

Meals in the Metaverse Could be a New Frontier for Foodservice Businesses: Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois says that many businesses are planning to join the metaverse which could be a saviour to get them back on their feet.

The Delicate Balance Between Grocery Store Profit and Food Security: Op-Ed

The industry is more complicated than many realize according to experts, and changes may be required as world events create more havoc.

Video Interview: Sylvain Charlebois Discusses Canadian Food Availability and Prices During War in Ukraine

The 'Food Professor' discusses the looming food crisis consumers face in Canada including the impact of the war in Ukraine, why food prices are continuing to rise, the class action lawsuit against meat companies, Statistics Canada deleting its food inflation base, and the need for better coupons.

Statistics Canada is Changing How it Monitors Food Prices and “It Couldn’t Come at a Worse Time”: Expert

Sylvain Charlebois says that tracking food inflation in the future will be nearly impossible as StatCan changes how it monitors food prices -- a bizarre move that is essentially turning the page on more than 25 years of data.
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