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Opinion: Is Toronto too downmarket for Eataly?
NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | The Globe and Mail | SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS, SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL.

The Eataly chain is like no other in food retailing. It’s an Italian-only food court on steroids: nine restaurants, a cooking classroom, a wine bar, a brewpub, a grocery area and even a mozzarella-making counter, all in one spot. After opening its first outlet less than 12 years ago, its first Canadian location opens in Toronto on Nov. 13.

Like other locations, the Toronto Eataly, which will be the chain’s 40th store, will be almost 50,000 square feet and will employ more than 300 people. It’s a massive food emporium, celebrating the best flavours and tastes Italy has to offer, but with a twist of domestic savoir faire.
big-box  cuisine  customer_experience  Eataly  grocery  Italian  Loblaws  retailers  supermarkets  Sylvain_Charlebois  Toronto  upscale  Westons 
4 weeks ago by jerryking
Amazon shakes up grocery sector with $13.7-billion Whole Foods deal - The Globe and Mail
MARINA STRAUSS - RETAILING REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 16, 2017

Amazon’s latest planned takeover “is a testament to the digital disruption of the grocery landscape,” Mr. Allison said, noting the acquisition “brings together a combined strength in digital and brick and mortar.”

Fresh foods have been a critical battlefield for grocers as consumers have increasingly shifted their spending to fresh from processed fare in a bid to eat healthier, industry experts say. And 75 per cent of consumers prefer to purchase fresh foods in person rather than online, Nielsen data show. Now Amazon will try to steal that growing but lucrative portion of the business from incumbents with the help of the acquisition, industry watchers said.

Even restaurant operators will feel the pinch of Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods, which has a $3-billion restaurant business. Indeed, the acquisition “is a seminal moment in the world of eating,” said David Palmer, retail analyst at RBC Dominion Securities.

Amazon is speeding up its delivery capabilities in select markets to as fast as one hour, Mr. Palmer noted. “The combined company is poised to become a category killer in the home meal solution business,” he said.
Sylvain_Charlebois  Marina_Strauss  prepared_meals  grocery  supermarkets  seminal_moments  Whole_Foods  Amazon  e-commerce  retailers 
june 2017 by jerryking
The most influential food waste manager remains the consumer - The Globe and Mail
SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2015
Sylvain_Charlebois  food  waste 
june 2015 by jerryking
Is this the death of the grocery store? - The Globe and Mail
SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Oct. 13 2014
grocery  supermarkets  Loblaws  Wal-Mart  Sylvain_Charlebois 
october 2014 by jerryking
The high cost of low food prices - The Globe and Mail
Sylvain Charlebois

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Jan. 06 2014
food  pricing  retailers  consolidation  Loblaws  Wal-Mart  Sylvain_Charlebois  high-cost 
january 2014 by jerryking
globeadvisor.com: Labour costs in spotlight as grocery wars shift to front lines
October 1, 2013 | Report on Business |MARINA STRAUSS.

Grocers are grappling with consolidation, as well as essentially zero inflation this year, forcing them to try to reduce costs, said Sylvain Charlebois, a food policy professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario. "Margins are very tight," he said.
Marina_Strauss  retailers  grocery  supermarkets  unions  Loblaws  Metro  Wal-Mart  Target  Sobeys  Safeway  UFCW  Sylvain_Charlebois 
october 2013 by jerryking
What sent Shoppers and Loblaw down the aisle? Wal-Mart - The Globe and Mail
Jul. 19 2013 | The Globe and Mail | Sylvain Charlebois.

Wal-Mart’s purchase of Woolco in 1994 remains the most transformational transaction in Canada’s food retailing industry. Everything happening in food distribution today continues to be affected by it. Most Canadians didn’t realize it then, but Wal-Mart’s entrance into the Canadian market would change everything: the way we shop; what we buy; and, most importantly, how we buy and value food.

Ever since Wal-Mart entered the Canadian market, it never hid its ambition of becoming Canada’s top food retailer, as it has in the United States.
Shoppers  Loblaws  mergers_&_acquisitions  Sylvain_Charlebois  M&A  food  distribution_channels  Wal-Mart  grocery  supermarkets  retailers  Quebec  Sobeys  Target 
july 2013 by jerryking
Food in 2013: Pay more, waste less - The Globe and Mail
SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Dec. 31 2012,
food  pricing  droughts  commodities  food_crops  Sylvain_Charlebois 
january 2013 by jerryking
Big debate about food safety | Canadian Grocer
Chris Powell, photo by Canadian Press.  |  September 21, 2011

Frank Schreurs, president and chief technical officer for the Guelph Food Technology Centre–which audits more than 1,500 food businesses, agrees. The CMAJ editorial has “taken some information and they’re couching it to make it sound like, ‘Oh we’re in a lot of trouble.’ We’re not,” says Schreurs. “We’ve got one of the soundest food safety systems in the world.”

Charlebois, now associate dean at the University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics, thinks consumers must also share some of the blame for food safety. He estimates that close to 85% of
the reported 11 million annual cases of food-borne illness are the result of improper
handling at home.
product_recalls  tracking  traceability  audits  Sylvain_Charlebois  food_safety 
december 2011 by jerryking

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