food

Grocery inflation to fall below two per cent this spring, report predicts

Grocery inflation to fall below two per cent this spring, report predicts

Apr 10, 2024 | 11:54am
Grocery inflation will fall below two per cent by the spring and stay roughly between one and two per cent for the rest of 2024, predicts a new report on the food and beverage industry. Farm Credit Canada, an agricultural lending firm, said it expects food price increases beyond 2024 to stabilize around pre-pandemic levels […]
Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Apr 2, 2024 | 7:53am
Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline said there’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians. The president and CEO of Sobeys’ parent company made the comment at a Retail Council of Canada event in Toronto on Tuesday. Medline said he wouldn’t support a grocery code of conduct […]
Eggs recalled in Sask. due to possible salmonella contamination

Eggs recalled in Sask. due to possible salmonella contamination

Feb 18, 2024 | 8:53am
The threat of possible salmonella contamination has triggered a food recall in Saskatchewan. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says several egg brands, including Compliments large eggs, Harman medium eggs, No-name large eggs, Star Egg medium, large, and extra-large eggs, are on the recall list. Only eggs with the specific lot code information in the […]
France’s protesting farmers encircle Paris with tractor barricades, vowing a ‘siege’ over grievances

France’s protesting farmers encircle Paris with tractor barricades, vowing a ‘siege’ over grievances

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:32am
JOSSIGNY, France (AP) — Protesting farmers were encircling Paris with tractor barricades and drive-slows on Monday, using their lumbering vehicles to block highways leading to France’s capital to pressure the government over the future of their industry, which has been shaken by repercussions of the Ukraine war. The targeting of Paris — host of the Summer Olympics in six […]
2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

Dec 7, 2023 | 9:07am
Food prices will keep rising in 2024, though at a slower pace, according to the latest Food Price Report. The 14th annual report by Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan predicted that food prices will rise between 2.5 per cent and 4.5 per cent next year as […]
Regina Food Bank launches annual food drive

Regina Food Bank launches annual food drive

Oct 15, 2023 | 9:24am
The Regina Food Bank, in partnership with the Mosaic Company, launched the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge earlier this week. The month-long, citywide campaign aims to collect food donations and raise funds. The campaign comes in a time of record food insecurity, as the Regina Food Bank has seen an average increase in requests for services […]

Canada’s inflation rate rose to 3.3% in July, StatCan reports

Aug 15, 2023 | 8:11am

Canada’s annual inflation rate rose to 3.3 per cent in July as worries grow that progress on getting prices under control will stall. Statistics Canada released its July consumer price index report Tuesday, which shows price growth gained pace last month. This comes after inflation tumbled to 2.8 per cent in June, falling within the Bank of Canada’s target […]

Canadians eligible for GST credit expected to receive ‘grocery rebate’ today

Jul 5, 2023 | 6:22am

Canadians eligible for the GST credit are expected to receive a special payment today to help with the rising cost of groceries. The payment, which the Liberal government is calling the grocery rebate, was promised in the spring budget to help Canadians cope with food inflation. The Canada Revenue Agency says approximately 11 million Canadians will receive […]

Largest grocers making more on food sales: competition watchdog

Jun 27, 2023 | 8:47am

Canada’s grocery sector needs more competition to help keep food prices down and encourage new entrants, the country’s competition watchdog has found. In a highly anticipated study released Tuesday, the Competition Bureau said concentration in the grocery industry has increased in recent years and the largest grocers have grown the amount they make on food sales. Most Canadians buy […]

Canada Bread fined $50 million for role in bread price-fixing scheme

Jun 21, 2023 | 1:37pm

Bakery giant Canada Bread Co. has been fined $50 million after pleading guilty to its role in a criminal price-fixing scheme that inflated the wholesale price of bread in Canada for years. It’s the highest price-fixing fine ever imposed by a Canadian court, the Competition Bureau of Canada said Wednesday. The settlement is a significant milestone in the Competition Bureau’s ongoing investigation into alleged bread price-fixing […]