CHARLEBOIS: With AI, yields can be improved and grocers can understand consumers – and predict their behaviour – better than consumers know themselves
CHARLEBOIS: The federal budget injects some new life into Canada’s agricultural industries, but not enough funding and not nearly enough clarity of vision
CHARLEBOIS: Recent surveys suggest the average adult spends more time watching cooking shows than actually cooking
CHARLEBOIS: Same-store Canadian sales are up 8 per cent – higher than in any other country in which Costco operates. And the future looks even brighter
CHARLEBOIS: Technology will ultimately take the guesswork out of shopping at the grocery story and making menu choices, but for now consumers must be vigilant
CHARLEBOIS: Consumers win when food prices fall, but all down the supply chain there are losers, including retailers, processors and farmers
CHARLEBOIS: Consumers are benefiting and traditional retailers scrambling as Walmart and Costco drive down prices and increase their market share
CHARLEBOIS: By demanding lower prices, Loblaws is protecting its bottom line but will Canadian consumers really benefit – or even notice?