Tag: grocery industry

Shifting Customer Trends – Making The Most of Change

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 decipher how to adapt their businesses’ strategies in order to  get customers what they’re after. Money conscious behaviours, mindful purchasing…

Account of tylenol shortage canada and kid's advil shortage 2022 by CJR Wholesale grocers

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 infants and children with respiratory issues thus leaving parents across…

Insights on how inflation has impacted the grocery industry and how grocery business is coping up with it

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 store,” said Stuart Smyth, associate professor and research chair in Agri-Food Innovation at the…

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…

Grocery industry trends during pandemic observed by CJR Wholesale grocers and DairyCentral distributors

Ontario’s Post-Covid19 Grocery Industry

COVID-19 has brought to light aspects of food retail that most consumers had formerly taken for granted. The period of panic-buying has curbed as consumers have become accustomed to the “new normal” of grocery shopping. New shopping patterns, with higher reliance on online and delivery options, have become commonplace. With customers’ expectations in grocery shopping…

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…