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Canadian Grocer’s top 10 stories in September 2019

A quick look at the topics our readers were most fascinated by

Executive changes, health-related food and beverages trends, and the 2019 Star Women in Grocery awards make the list of the most-read stories at CanadianGrocer.com. Take a look:

Loblaw on how tech is transforming grocery
Garry Senecal, chief customer officer at Loblaw Companies Limited took the stage at the Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas to share how the company is tackling tech and all it entails.
Read the full story here.

The 10 largest food retailers in the world by sales
Edge by Ascential ranked the largest international grocery chains by net sales and provided forward-looking estimates for 2024.
Read the full story here.

Natural Wonder
Avril Supermarché Santé recently opened a 44,000-sq.-ft. store in Laval, Que. complete with an automated vertical farming platform, 130-seat grocerant and a patio.
Read the full story here.

Empire’s momentum continues
Following the release of the company’s first-quarter results, CEO Michael Medline updated analysts on the status of the company’s multi-year turnaround effort.
Read the full story here.

Bruno Keller takes reins of Kraft Heinz Canada
After leading the Canadian category team since 2018, Kraft Heinz Canada promoted Bruno Keller to president. He replaced Nina Barton who returned to Chicago to take on the chief growth officer role at the company.
Read the full story here.

Plant-based proteins prevail at CHFA East
Canadian Grocer editors strolled this year’s show floor in Toronto to spot the latest trends in health-related food and beverages.
Read the full story here.

Star Women panel talks leadership, mentorship and finding your voice
Six of this year’s Star Women in Grocery winners participated in a panel discussion moderated by Tony Chapman. They covered a number of topics including the importance of promoting wellness in the workplace.
Read the full story here.

Is time the new currency in grocery?
Busy lifestyles are driving consumers toward convenience. Katherine Black, principal, U.S. strategy leader, consumer and retail with KPMG shared research supporting that statement during her presentation at Groceryshop in Las Vegas.
Read the full story here.

2019 Star Women winners
Canadian Grocer celebrated 29 impressive women from the grocery industry at this year’s Star Women in Grocery breakfast and conference.
View the gallery here.

Empire reports $130.6M Q1 profit, up from $95.6M a year ago
Sobeys parent company reported increases across the board including same-store sales in its 2020 first-quarter results.
Read the full story here.

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