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Metro Inc. grows with alliances, mergers

- Produce Blueprints
Metro Inc.’s growth from a small cooperative to a major Canadian retail grocer is characterized by strategic alliances and mergers.

A look at Metro Inc.

- Produce Blueprints
On any given day, thousands of people peruse the aisles of some 950 Metro Inc. retail stores in Quebec and Ontario, choosing from a wide array of products, including both common and exotic fresh fruits and vegetables.

Online grocer Goodfood expands in Ottawa

- General News
Goodfood Market Corp., a leading online grocery company in Canada, continues its growth as a modern online grocer through the launch of one-hour delivery in Ottawa.

Restaurants Canada calls on consumers to #DineInDoOver

- General News
This April, Canada’s leading voice for the foodservice industry, Restaurants Canada is asking businesses and consumers to participate in a #DineInDoOver.

National Potato Council disagrees with resumption of PEI imports

- General News
The National Potato Council today released the following statement in response to USDA’s announcement that trade in table stock potatoes would resume between Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, and the United States.

Pattison Food Group acquires Chuck’s Produce and Street Market

- General News
The Pattison Food Group, Western Canada’s largest provider of food and health products, has added two more stores to its fleet with the acquisition of Chuck’s Produce and Street Market by Roth’s Fresh Markets.

Empire launches grocery delivery in Quebec

- Retail
Empire Company Limited today announced that following the launch of Voilà par IGA on March 7, it is now ramping up operations of its new online grocery home delivery service in Quebec.

Wow Bao open in Canada via Ghost Kitchen Brands

- General News
Wow Bao, the fastest-growing U.S. restaurant concept since the pandemic began, is now available in Canada starting today via Ghost Kitchen Brands.

Truckers’ demonstrations: A deeper dive

- Analysis
What effect these demonstrations will have in the long run, I don’t know, but I’m forced to wonder whether the truckers’ complaints have to do with a great deal more than compulsory vaccination.

A break in the clouds for PEI potatoes

- General News
One group of people in the produce world who are desperate for good news are the potato growers of Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI).