Groceries

Pepper’s Foods management and staff celebrate their bronze Independent Grocer of the Year small surface award, placing it in the top three independent grocery stores in Canada in its category. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Independently owned Saanich grocery store makes top 3 in all of Canada

Pepper’s Foods named third best independently owned grocery retailer in small surface category, again

 

A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)

Consumer groups want grocers to ditch digital-only deals

Equity concerns after study found that 25% of Americans 65 or older don’t use the internet

 

The Gold River Co-op is now open. The village has not had a grocery store since 2016. Photo courtesy Sheri Johnston

Gold River opens grocery store after 5 years without in bid to rebuild food resilience

Ultimate goal is to create a food hub for remote Vancouver Island community

 

A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Survey suggests 20 per cent of Canadians skipping meals to cut down on food costs

Canada-wide survey says people using coupons, hunting for sales to cope with increasing food costs

A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A meat counter in a grocery store is seen in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Canada’s competition watchdog is launching a study into the grocery sector to examine whether the highly concentrated sector is contributing to rising food costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Competition watchdog launches study into grocery sector amid rising food prices

Food retail prices in September rose at the fastest pace since 1981, with prices up 11.4 per cent

A meat counter in a grocery store is seen in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Canada’s competition watchdog is launching a study into the grocery sector to examine whether the highly concentrated sector is contributing to rising food costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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Foods you should buy frozen instead of fresh

As much as people love fresh food, some foods are just as…

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Martin Wildy, acting store manager at Thrifty Foods Quadra. The store recently donated $1,000 in SMILE Cards to Foundry Victoria.

Quadra grocer supports local youth with $1,000 donation

Local products, long-standing staff, deep roots help Quadra grocer continue to thrive

  • Aug 15, 2022
Martin Wildy, acting store manager at Thrifty Foods Quadra. The store recently donated $1,000 in SMILE Cards to Foundry Victoria.
Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

More shoppers opting for curbside pickup or in-person purchases now

Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Thrifty Foods Cloverdale Store Manager Kuris Francis presents $1000 in Smile Cards to members of BGC South Vancouver Island. From left: Joanne, Kurtis, Kyla and Meg.

Nourishing community: Local grocer gives back with $1000 donation

Kurtis Francis sees a lot of similarities between the BGC of South…

  • Aug 1, 2022
Thrifty Foods Cloverdale Store Manager Kuris Francis presents $1000 in Smile Cards to members of BGC South Vancouver Island. From left: Joanne, Kurtis, Kyla and Meg.
“Here at Tuscany Village Thrifty Foods, we feel that having come through a two-year pandemic, our youth need our support more than ever,” says store manager Kat Yeomans, announcing a $1,000 donation to the Foundry Victoria.

Saanich grocer supports youth mental health with $1,000 donation to Foundry Victoria

From the social isolation of the pandemic to the pressures of school,…

  • Jul 18, 2022
“Here at Tuscany Village Thrifty Foods, we feel that having come through a two-year pandemic, our youth need our support more than ever,” says store manager Kat Yeomans, announcing a $1,000 donation to the Foundry Victoria.
Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)

New ownership signals return for Yumbrosia in Oak Bay

Esquimalt local awaits business licence before reopening

Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)
Various cuts of beef are seen in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Food prices are continuing to climb in Canada, pushing up grocery bills and forcing some households to change shopping habits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

How to save on your grocery bill as inflation sends food prices higher

Food prices rose 7.4 per cent in February from a year earlier, biggest jump in more than a decade

Various cuts of beef are seen in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Food prices are continuing to climb in Canada, pushing up grocery bills and forcing some households to change shopping habits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
One of Canada’s biggest food manufacturers has halted shipments to one of the country’s largest grocers in a extreme example of how inflation is impacting the food industry. Bags chips from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division are shown in New York in this June 15, 2007, file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Lennihan

‘Not just about chips:’ Frito-Lay, Loblaw expose tension between suppliers, retailers

Situation has left the chip and snack food aisle of many Loblaw stores less full than usual

One of Canada’s biggest food manufacturers has halted shipments to one of the country’s largest grocers in a extreme example of how inflation is impacting the food industry. Bags chips from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division are shown in New York in this June 15, 2007, file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Lennihan
Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Supermarket theft rising, shoplifters more aggressive, warns grocery industry

Experts say thefts have become more brazen in recent months, reasons unclear

Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A Metro store is seen on April 15, 2019 in Ste-Therese, Que., north of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Worker absenteeism — not trucker vaccine mandates — impacting store shelves: grocer

Labour shortage caused by quarantined workers has impacted the entire supply chain

A Metro store is seen on April 15, 2019 in Ste-Therese, Que., north of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

Flashfood has kept more than 13.5 million kilograms of food out of landfills and saved users $90 million

FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Empty shelves are pictured at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Employee absenteeism due to COVID-19 protocols and illness hitting about 30 per cent in some stores

Empty shelves are pictured at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Pay-what-you-feel’ grocery store opens in Vancouver, aims to combat food insecurity

People can choose whether to donate money to help keep the market running

The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Meat is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Canadians will pay more for groceries this fall as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Grocery store sticker shock hitting consumers as drought takes toll on crops

Statistics Canada projects this fall’s wheat harvest will be 35 per cent below last year’s

Meat is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Canadians will pay more for groceries this fall as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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