‘Winter fishing on the ice of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers,’ by Peter Rindisbacher, 1821.
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A public relations move by Loblaw Companies is just the latest in a long line of big business antics stretching back to pre-Confederation fur trade in Canada.
With so much competition, food marketers need to grab the attention of consumers so they buy their products, not another competitors. This is why product packaging is so important.
The size of food images on product packaging plays a key role in exacerbating diet-related illnesses and obesity.
Dairy, meats and eggs can get risky when left in warm conditions.
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Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
Racial hatred is a factor in 13% of mass shootings at grocery stores.
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A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
There is a strong possibility that market disturbances related to the conflict in Ukraine could push grocery prices in Canada even higher than originally predicted.
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Grocers must find a way to add value and affordability for consumers.
Transplanting lettuce seedlings from greenhouses to fields in mid-May at VanderWeele Farm in Palmer, Alaska.
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Homegrown tomatoes and corn in Alaska? Climate change could make it possible in the 2030s and ‘40s – a rare silver lining for this fast-warming state.
Choose and no queues.
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Sainsbury’s is also experimenting with the till-free technology.
Many grocery store workers have experienced high rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
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Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
Children can help make grocery lists and confirm the parent has bought everything on the list.
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Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
Free bagged lunches are ready for distribution at a public school in Fayette, Miss., on March 3, 2021.
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A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
High-touch surfaces in grocery stores were tested as a potential transmission point for SARS-CoV-2.
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The risk of COVID-19 exposure from high-touch surfaces within grocery stores is low if physical distancing guidelines and recommended cleaning protocols are followed.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation.
How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.
Since opening its first Australian stores on January 25 2001, Aldi has profoundly influenced the supermarket landscape.
Food is a measure of how countries respond to crises from access to pricing to shortages.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
Long lines of masked shoppers wait to shop for groceries in Toronto on April 9, 2020.
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Canada’s food system has bent but not broken in the face of unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to have enough food available.
A tattoo parlour in Toronto remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses are struggling in these difficult times — but there is a shimmer of hope in the incredible creativity, ingenuity and resilience that we see from around the globe.
Self-isolating may mean many Canadians will be forced to spend more time in the kitchen, a place that’s been foreign to most millennials, according to a new survey.
One positive thing coming out of pandemic-related self-isolation could be that people will spend more time in their kitchens, a place where fewer Canadians have ventured in recent years.
An entire section of meat and poultry is left empty after panicked shoppers swept through in fear of the coronavirus at a grocery store in Burbank, Calif. on March 14, 2020.
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COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
The ecological impact of buying from your sofa.
Animal protein only: Meat producers want to keep the m-word off of alternative meat products.
Meat producers are lobbying in many states to keep the word ‘meat’ off labels of plant-based products like the Impossible Burger. But this may not clarify shoppers’ choices.