Sylvain Charlebois

Video Interview: The Impact Of Soaring Grocery Store Prices For Canadian Consumers

Sylvain Charlebois talks about how bad inflation has gotten in Canada, why it's happened, where the costs have risen, what can consumers do, what can grocery stores do, and what the future looks like.

It’s Time for Canadian Grocery Retailers to Freeze Prices Amid Accusations of ‘Greedflation’ [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says now is the time for grocers to step up in order to stop accusations of gouging as consumers struggle more than ever.

Restaurants in Canada: The Bleeding Continues [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says that restaurants are recovering, but the sector is still not out of the woods.

Food Inflation in Canada in the ‘7th Inning Stretch’ Following Major Increases: Op-Ed

Sylvain Charlebois says that food inflation numbers tell us several stories as consumers grapple with price increases, with light at the end of the tunnel.

Seeing the Light at the End of the Food Inflation Tunnel in Canada: Sylvain Charlebois Op-Ed

The Food Professor says that he thinks that food inflation in Canada may have already peaked, though headwinds may create some uncertainty in months to come.

Are Food Retailers in Canada Guilty of ‘Greedflation’? It’s Complicated. [Sylvain Charlebois]

The Food Professor analyses grocery retailer profits to determine if they're taking advantage of consumers and the pandemic situation.

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.
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