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Loblaw thinks outside the 'box' with new banner
Canadian Grocer
The "Box by No Frills" isn't drawing customers through weekly flyers. That's because there are none. Instead, shoppers can pick up an eight-and-a-half by 11-inch handbill with the week's everyday low prices on their way in. Ditching flyers, dressing staff in warehouse chic (jeans and T-shirts) and tightly editing SKUs are a few ways that the Box's owner, Loblaw Companies, is keeping costs and prices down.
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Inuvik's only food truck fighting to stay in business
CBC News
Inuvik's only food truck has hit the streets for the season, but it could be a short one. Town council will vote tonight on whether to ban food trucks on town roads. Council recently heard complaints that a food truck was blocking parking on Inuvik's main street.
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Canada Bread sale clears final hurdle
Canadian Grocer
The purchase of Canada Bread Co. by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo has received approval under the Investment Canada Act, removing the final obstacle to the $1.83 billion deal. The Investment Canada Act requires large takeovers be of net benefit to Canada and approval under it followed an earlier green light under the Competition Act as well as a shareholder vote.
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Toronto to start selling new food truck licences
Toronto Sun
Toronto food trucks get ready to start your engines. The City of Toronto will start selling its new food truck licences soon, kicking off the start of new street food rules approved by council last month. Just 125 mobile food vending permits will be available for sale at the city's Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre. The licences will cost $5,066.69 each.
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Vancouver vs. Toronto food culture
The Vancouver Sun
In matters of Canadian politics and the economy, East and West have had their showdowns. But on matters of gastronomy, there's no ill will. Not that I didn't provocate when a hot Toronto chef visited Vancouver to cook an exclusive dinner with an equally hot Vancouver chef.
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The food you buy at the grocery store may not be safe to eat
The Huffington Post
According to Public Health Agency of Canada, four million Canadians will come down with food poisoning this year. The United States is doing no better. The CDC estimates that 48 million Americans will suffer a similar fate each year, which is one out of every six people. Fortunately, most recover but some do not. Pregnant women, their unborn babies, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems face the greatest risk.
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Organic food sales on the rise
TIME
American consumers are increasingly going organic. Sales of the additive-free offerings surged 11.5 per cent in 2013, to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. That represents the sector's strongest sales in five years, and the OTA is predicting 12 per cent growth in 2014, the website Food Navigator-USA.com reports.
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Datamonitor Consumer: Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers
Bakery and Snacks
Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer. Speaking to BakeryandSnacks.com at Vitafoods Europe 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, Mark Whalley said the cereal and snack categories had split in terms of nutrition trends.
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The growth of gluten-free food: 10 of the best products
The Guardian
For years, gluten-free was a niche category for those with health issues. Not anymore. As reported in the Grocer this week, enthusiasm is growing - probably thanks to high-profile fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Novak Djokovic, who claim gluten-free diets make them feel better and less tired. As a result, there is a greater choice of quality products than ever before.
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High-protein breakfasts could help maintain blood sugar control
Food Navigator
Women consuming a high-protein breakfast may have better control over glucose and insulin levels, and could be at a lower risk of developing diabetes, say researchers. The new research found that when women consumed high-protein breakfasts, they maintained better glucose and insulin control than they did with lower-protein or no-protein meals.
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Editor's viewpoint: Kellogg yields to yoghurt
justfood
After seeing the boom in yoghurt sales in the U.S. chip away at demand for breakfast cereal, Kellogg has accepted it needs a piece of the action. The Special K giant has joined forces with Danone to launch a product containing cereal and yoghurt in the U.S.
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Loblaw looks to satisfy foreign food appetite with Arz acquisition
The Globe and Mail
Loblaw, which acquired Canada's premier Asian supermarket chain T&T in 2009, is pushing further into the fast-growing New Canadian market by snapping up a Middle Eastern food specialist. The country's largest grocer is expected to unveil that it is acquiring Arz Fine Foods, which runs a Toronto-based grocery store and bakery. Loblaw is betting that it can expand the Arz stand-alone retail business in Canada.

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Inuvik's only food truck fighting to stay in business
CBC News
Inuvik's only food truck has hit the streets for the season, but it could be a short one. Town council will vote tonight on whether to ban food trucks on town roads. Council recently heard complaints that a food truck was blocking parking on Inuvik's main street.

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OAC prof heading $2 million soybean research effort
University of Guelph
A University of Guelph scientist using genetics to improve Ontario's most valuable crop has received nearly $2 million in government and industry support. Prof. Istvan Rajcan, Department of Plant Agriculture, was recently awarded a Collaborative Research and Development Grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

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Big Food is fighting a frozen foods crisis
Business Insider
Major packaged foods companies are facing a crisis in the frozen foods aisle. As people become increasingly concerned with healthy eating, frozen vegetables and prepackaged meals have taken a hit because consumers perceive them as being less fresh than their non-frozen counterparts.
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Tasty waste: Seaweed by-product may offer industry flavour potential
Food Navigator
Seaweed by-products may offer industry rich pickings for new vegetarian sources of seafood-like flavour compounds, say researchers. Writing in Food Chemistry, scientists from Thailand revealed that it is possible to isolate seafood-like flavours for industrial use from the waste streams of seaweed agar production via the production of seaweed protein hydrolysates.
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Wendy's seeking 'traction with Millennials'
Burger Business
Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick says the chain is evolving its menu and marketing to ensure it appeals across generations. "The transformation of the Wendy's brand is essential to strengthen our relevance with the boomer generation and to establish credible relevance with the Millennial generation," he told analysts during the quarterly earnings conference call.
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