News & Industry Updates

News & Industry Updates

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...

The Dynamic Food Service Industry

The Dynamic Food Service Industry The food service industry in Canada is a thriving and dynamic one that is constantly evolving to meet the changing demands and expectations of consumers. In recent years, there have been several significant trends and changes in the...

Shifting Customer Trends – Making The Most of Change

With the ever-changing landscape of working and living styles, Grocery channels are feeling the impact of new customer expectations, going beyond product availability and e-commerce. Understanding these consumer behaviours and trending habits can help retailers...

Canada’s Children Medication Shortage Update

At the moment, there is a shortage of acetaminophen and ibuprofen products, commonly known as Children's Tylenol and Advil across Canada. Owing to an early rise in viral illnesses over the spring and summer of 2022, cold and flu has come sooner than expected affecting...

Tips & Insights

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...

Inflation Raising Grocery Bills

Food inflation in Canada is at 6.5 percent, the highest year-over-year increase in grocery expenditures in more than a decade, thanks to increasing supply costs, shipping fees, and wages. "We're starting to see commodity price increases ripple through to the grocery...

Grocery Trends to look for in 2022

Consumers are continuing the search for meals that are prepared ethically, have high nutritional value and can be delivered in an eco-friendly fashion, but preferably in less than an hour or it’s free. These five trends are all on-brand for 2022: Vegetarian, But Make...

Eating Right and Early

Breakfast is back in style, and with it, innovative creations made for mornings. As predicted, the first meal of the day is once again becoming the most cherished. With people still working from home, many by choice at this point, a lot of folks are finding they have...

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