Tag: food insights

Analysis on innovation creation by grocers and food service industry for health and wellness packed mornings

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 more time to cook with less time…

CJR Wholesale Grocers, Ontario-based wholesale grocery distributor recognized by Distribution Canada

CJR Wholesale Grocers receives prestigious Partner of the Year award

Mississauga, Ont., July 13, 2021 – CJR Wholesale Grocers, a prominent, Ontario-based wholesale grocery distributor, was recognized as Partner of the Year at Distribution Canada’s 40th Anniversary Star Awards Gala held virtually on Wednesday, June 23. Employees at CJR Wholesale Grocers celebrate the company’s recognition as Partner of the Year at the 2021 Star Awards,…

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10 Food & Beverage Brands Canadians Love

Supermarkets in 2020 are filled with an overwhelming array of products, all vying for consumer attention. But, when consumers find a brand they trust and enjoy, they tend to stay loyal for life. These are some of the most popular companies and products in the food and beverage space: Kraft Heinz Kraft Heinz has an…

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Three Reasons Canadians are Buying Local

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we go about our daily lives. It has affected how we travel, work, interact and of course how we shop. Within a short period of time, grocery shopping, once a routine errand has now become a strange and unfamiliar experience. From buying more online to searching out local products,…

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How COVID-19 Is Changing Consumer Behavior

Successful businesses have always known the importance of aligning their operations with trending consumer behaviours. As society progresses, the needs and expectations of consumers often adjust as well. From new information becoming accessible to the growth of social influence, there are numerous reasons for why we might change the way we consume. The outbreak of…

What can grocers expect after COVID-19?

What can grocers expect after COVID-19? Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, grocery shopping has changed from being a routine errand to a logistical minefield. With social distancing and an emphasis on safe sanitary practices, grocery stores have had to adapt to alterations in the shopping landscape. Before the pandemic, food from bars, cafes, coffee shops…

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The Demand for Diverse Grocery Products in Canada

The demand for diverse grocery offerings is greater than ever. Currently, most traditional grocery stores offer an international or ethnic aisle, and communities, large and small, from Vancouver to Milton, Ontario are welcoming international grocery stores containing a vast array of product lines, produce and dry goods that are often unavailable through traditional vendors. Once…

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How Millennials are Disrupting the Food Industry

We are living and eating in a millennial world. Thanks to the largest consumer demographic (those born in the early 1980s to 2004) we have seen major shifts in the way food is ordered, prepped, and consumed over the last few years.  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the biggest cuisine trends on the…