Canadians hoping their weekly grocery staples like milk and eggs may soon cost less thanks to a new trade deal that opens up Canada’s dairy industry may be out of luck. Experts say the trilateral agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico is unlikely to bring prices down, but could leave shoppers with more choices in the dairy aisle.
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By Aleksandra Sagan The Canadian Press
The CEOs of three of Canada’s major grocery chains doubled down on their expectation that food prices will soon rise at their stores.
When consumers buy butterfish or white tuna at a grocery store they may instead receive a fish dubbed “the laxative of the sea,” according to an investigation into seafood fraud that found nearly half of seafood samples it tested at Canadian grocery stores and restaurants were wrongly labelled.
More Canadians may soon be able to order their groceries online for delivery as the country’s grocery wars heat up following Amazon’s entry to the competitive space.
VANCOUVER — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.
“This conduct should never have happened,” said Galen G. Weston, CEO, during a conference call with analysts Tuesday.
VANCOUVER — Over the next year and a half, Alan Bekerman plans to grow his healthy fast-food chain iQ Food Co. from five to up to 11 locations and not a single one will accept cash.
TORONTO — Canadians hankering for a breakfast sandwich in the evening will soon be able to satisfy that craving at most McDonald’s and A&W restaurants later next month, as the fast-food chains concede to growing consumer demand to have their signature morning staples served throughout the day.
TORONTO — Weeks before TV streaming service Shomi is set to shut down, BCE Inc. said Thursday its CraveTV streaming service recently hit one million subscribers.
The Montreal-based company said it reached the milestone by the end of September, nearly two years after it launched CraveTV in December 2014.
TORONTO — Once a week Peter Sanagan brings a whole wild boar carcass to his Toronto butcher shop. He divvies it up into chops and other cuts, selling it to adventurous eaters who wander into the Kensington Market store.
TORONTO — Restaurateurs are crying foul over a second industrial milk price increase this year, set to take effect Thursday, which they say will likely lead to higher food prices for Canadians.