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Canadian Grocer: How did grocers fare in 2016? Canadian Grocer’s Market Survey looks at the good, the bad and the ugly

Many of us weren’t sad to bid adieu to 2016, what with all of its conflicts and uncertainties. Though 2016 could be considered less than a banner year for Canada’s traditional grocers, these retailers did manage to eke out a 0.9% increase in total sales compared to 2015. All tallied, traditional grocers rang up sales …

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The Grocer: Brexit and the big fat choccy challenge

There are some big bust-ups bubbling away in confectionery: manufacturers and retailers with the health lobby, cocoa farmers with the EU and consumers with brands that shrink their products to protect margins. Perhaps the biggest challenge for chocolate is soaring childhood obesity. The proportion of 10 to 11-year-olds classed as obese is up from 19.1% …

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