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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in November 2018

We have compiled the top 10 most-read stories at CanadianGrocer.com in November. From the 2019 food trends to recalls and the launch of sports marketing programs, here’s what struck a chord with readers.

Sobeys announces MLSE partnership
The grocery retailer has become the official grocery store for all six of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s teams. A PR push in support of the event included three well-known former Toronto sports stars sharing their pre-game meals.
Read the full story here.

Loblaw lets shoppers scan as they go
The grocery giant is testing tech at five stores across the Greater Toronto Area that allows shoppers to scan and pay for items using their smartphones.
Read the full story here.

Janes chicken strips added to food recall
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updated a recall to cover chicken strips and chicken burgers because they may contain salmonella.
Read the full story here.

10 food and flavour trends for 2019
Toronto-based food marketing agency THP has complied its trend predictions for the year ahead and they includes cooking with cannabis, caviar highlight and more.
Read the full story here.

Grocery prices rise, e-grocery expands and loyalty grows at Loblaw
Canada’s largest grocer saw higher prices, higher traffic and higher basket, giving same-store sales a slight boost in the third-quarter. CEO Galen Weston and president Sarah Davis also touched on e-grocery, cannabis and PC Optimum.
Read the full story here.

Ocado CEO debunks 3 myths about online grocery
Luke Jensen, chief executive officer at leading online British supermarket Ocado, was on stage at Groceryshop in Las Vegas to bust some common misconceptions around e-grocery.
Read the full story here.

Canada’s CEOs talk real change (not fads) at Thought Leadership
During a panel discussion at Canadian Grocer‘s Though Leadership conference in Toronto, four industry CEOs discussed changes in the industry at both the store and executive level.
Read the full story here.

Parmalat to acquire Kraft Heinz Canada’s natural cheese division
Parmalat is spending $1.62 billion to purchase such natural cheese brands as Cracker Barrel, P’tit Quebec and Amooza.
Read the full story here.

Loblaw responds to unsafe food photo
A picture of a cart full of raw meat taken at a Real Canadian Superstore in Toronto went viral and lead the grocery store chain to issue an apology.
Read the full story here.

Whole Foods predicts top product trends for 2019
For the fourth consecutive year, the organic grocery story chain has compiled its list of top food trends based on feedback from culinary experts and industry leaders.
Read the full story here.

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