Falling grain prices have cut feed costs and so egg farmers will get a nickel less — but none of the big grocery chains will say if the savings will be passed onFor the first time in years, the price Manitoba egg farmers receive for their products is going down. Following a year of bumper grain crops, feed costs have declined — resulting in a five-cent reduction in the producer price of eggs in Manitoba. “The cost of production is updated as input costs change, it could
Recent StatsCan numbers indicate that grocers are in trouble. Food inflation is now above two per cent for the first time since April 2016. This is typically good news for grocers as it gives more room for them to increase margins. But given major headwinds affecting the industry, grocers will need to get even more
Itzke River Farm Ltd., from St. François Xavier, Man. has received Loblaw Companies Limited’s Vendor Development Partnership Award for its leadership within the produce industry for food safety, quality, corporate social responsibility and excellence in customer service. The award was presented at Loblaw’s annual assembly of local growers held in Calgary. Itzke River Farm Ltd.
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Barbecue season is upon us and more and more Canadians are visiting farmers’ markets or seeking out a Product of Canada label in order to support Canadian farmers. Several campaigns promoting locally grown or Canadianproduced food have sprung up. Recently, retailers like Loblaw Companies Limited, fast-food chains such as McDonald’s and major companies like Unilever
Martin Gooch of the George Morris Centre has posted detailed reports on consumer surveys for chicken, lamb, veal and pork. It’s the most complete set of data available and was collected with funding from the federal Agriculture Department’s National Advancing Canadian Agricultural and Agri-Food Program. For chicken, the research found that the average Canadian household
Bimbo said Dec. 10 it will buy the U. S. bread-making unit of George Weston Ltd. for US$2.38 billion, one of the biggest acquisitions in the Mexican bread-maker’s history. Bimbo, one of the world’s top makers of bread, said it would finance the acquisition using a long-term credit of $1.7 billion, in two tranches, and
Supermarkets in Canada seem to have taken price hikes to “bold new levels” in the third quarter of 2008, but shouldn’t expect wider margins to last, according to the George Morris Centre. A Nov. 13 essay by Kevin Grier, senior market analyst for the Guelph-based farm think-tank, points to a seven per cent increase in