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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in November 2019

We’ve compiled the top 10 most-read stories at CanadianGrocer.com in November. From 2020 food trends to investments in tech openings and survey results, here’s what struck a chord with readers.

Farm Boy is tops in customer experience: Survey
In its annual survey, Leger evaluated Ontario retailers across 16 key customer experience criteria. Farm Boy was ranked #1 for the second year in a row.
Read the full story here.

Metro named most valuable grocery brand in Canada
Using financial analysis and consumer research, Kantar and WPP ranked Canada’s top brands. Metro nabbed the top spot ahead of these other grocers …
Read the full story here.

Walking the aisles of Eataly Toronto
Canadian Grocer got a sneak peek of Eataly’s first Canadian location before its official opening Nov. 13.
Read the full story here.

Loblaw gets into micro-fulfillment
Loblaw is outfitting a Superstore location in the Greater Toronto Area with a 12,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment area to meet the growing demand of its PC Express service.
Read the full story here.

Check this out: Loblaws issues food challenge to Raptors’ Serge Ibaka
From Dungeness crab to moonmist ice cream, Loblaws served Toronto Raptor Serge Ibaka (aka mafuzzy chef) specialties from six regions of Canada.
Read the full story here.

The 10 biggest flavour trends for 2020: THP
Toronto-based food marketing agency THP broke out its crystal ball to predict what foods and flavours will dazzle tastebuds in the year ahead.
Read the full story here.

Comeback kitchen: Toronto’s Food Starter gets a second chance
District Ventures–the business accelerator headed by Canadian businesswoman and TV personality Arlene Dickinson–has brought Toronto’s commercial test kitchen back to life.
Read the full story here.

Metro expanding in-store tech amid labour crunch
In a call with analysts, CEO Eric La Flèche said self checkout and electronic shelf labels offered cost savings. The grocer will continue to roll them out over the next year.
Read the full story here.

Generation Next 2019 winners announced
Twelve young grocery and CPG leaders joined an impressive and growing list of industry stars that have been crowned Generation Next winners.
Read the full story here.

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