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10 Proven Strategies to Reduce Food Costs in Your Restaurant

10 Proven Strategies to Reduce Food Costs in Your Restaurant

Restaurant management can be difficult when you’re trying to keep food costs under control. This is an important step for maintaining profitability and sustainability that we suggest you NEVER skip. From inventory management to menu engineering, every aspect of your...

How to Display Food Products for Maximum Sales Impact

How to Display Food Products for Maximum Sales Impact

When it comes to food products, strategic display techniques are essential for capturing the attention of shoppers and influencing their buying decisions. As a leading wholesale distributor in Ontario, CJR Wholesale understands the importance of implementing effective...

News & Industry Updates

Holiday Displays for All Celebrations

The holiday season is a time when grocery stores transform into wonderlands of festive ingredients and delights. While the focus is often on the traditional dishes of a particular holiday, there's a growing trend towards creating holiday grocery displays that embrace...

The Healthier Side of Snacking

With the Holidays creeping in, it's easy to succumb to the temptations of indulgent snacks. A holiday party or a dash to the nearest convenience store for holiday movies often results in a bag of chips or a sugary treat - which isn’t always a bad thing. While these...

Creative Marketing Strategies for Wholesale Food Distributors

In today's competitive business landscape, wholesale food distributors face the challenge of not only providing quality products but also effectively reaching their target market. Creative marketing strategies have become an essential tool to help distributors to...

Tips & Insights

Snacking Trends Among Canadians

Snacking Trends Among Canadians

As the Big Football Game is fast approaching, consumers are starting to stock up with their favourite snacks. Below are some interesting facts and snacking trends that will help grocery retailers make their snack category stand-out. Snacking is a big part of Canadian...

Inflation has Canadians Stressed and Hungry

Several new surveys have found Canadians are feeling very stressed from soaring inflation rates, including the rise of grocery products. Statistics Canada writes, “Canadians pay 9.7% more for food at stores compared to a year ago” –  the largest increase since...

Canada’s Formula Shortage Update

At the moment, Canada's formula shortage is affecting parents across the nation. Following the recall of certain powdered Similac products that were allegedly responsible for the bacterial infection that led to the death of two newborns, Abbott Laboratories closed...

Do Meal-Kits Still Fit The Bill?

The COVID Effect Meal-kits gained popularity quite early in the pandemic when lockdowns swept populations and kept people stuck at home—multiplying the number of potential customers. Many people turned to meal-kit delivery service in search of new meal ideas, or to...

Produce Prices Rise: Saving and Spending

Almost a third of consumers in Ontario are skimping on the produce since inflation took a deep dive into the average Ontarian’s pockets. Numerator’s latest data suggests roughly 75% of shoppers noticed the steep price hike for fruits, and 78% for vegetables,...

Ontario’s COVID-19 Rapid Test Expansion

The province’s COVID-19 rapid antigen test program that was supposed to carry on for eight weeks, originally set to wrap up in April, will be continuing to offer free rapid test kits until the end of July, a government official has confirmed. “These tests will provide...

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