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Grocery shopper choosing nuts for healthy snacking

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 culture, with an increasing number of consumers choosing to snack throughout the…

Part of Canadian Grocers, CJR Wholesale Grocers and DairyCentral distributors have partner with ministry of health for free COVID 19 rapid antigen test

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 another layer of protection, support the province’s efforts to…

CJR Wholesale Grocers and DairyCentral takes into account the increase in minimum wages of people of Ontario

Minimum Wage to Increase in New Year

The Ontario government, by way of Premier Ford, announced they plan on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour come the new year. This change will include servers and other occupations who make regular tips that are traditionally paid in a separate category.  “Liquor servers have previously received below the general minimum wage, based…

CJR Wins Partner Of The Year!

DCI, in association with the Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance (CIGBA), celebrated its 40th Anniversary Mix & Mingle and Star Awards last Wednesday with a virtual gala presented by Howell Data Systems. Its retail members and supplier partners were recognized for significant achievements in the industry within the last year, especially notable due to the…