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What are the prospects for insect-based food?

10 May 2018

European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign some consumers are starting to accept the idea of eating crickets and mealworms. But what kind of market could emerge?

Hain Celestial unveils wide range of new products at Expo West; Walmart takes meal kits across US; Hellmann's dressings revamp in UK; New category for Kellogg's RXBAR

9 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

George Weston Ltd names Richard Dufresne as president

14 Jun 2017

George Weston Ltd., the owner of Canada-based bakery group Weston Foods and retail giant Loblaw, has announced CFO Richard Dufresne will be appointed president of the company with effect from 1 January.

Weston Foods sees improved volume and productivity 

3 Mar 2017

Weston Foods, the manufacturing arm of Canada's George Weston, reported 2016 results that were lifted by higher volumes and improved productivity. 

George Weston posts second-quarter sales increase

29 Jul 2016

Canada's George Weston today (29 July) reported a 2.1% increase in overall sales for the second quarter of 2016 to CAD11.75bn, compared to CAD10.85bn in the same period last year.

US Guiding Stars label criteria tweaked on cholesterol

9 Jun 2016

The criteria behind Guiding Stars, a nutritional labelling scheme used by retailers including Hannaford and Loblaw in the US and Canada, are being changed to reflect new science on the impact of dietary cholesterol on health.

Weston Foods sales grow, earnings flat 

10 May 2016

Weston Foods, the food unit of Canada's George Weston Ltd, has reported flat first-quarter adjusted earnings despite a jump in sales due to higher input costs and investment in the business. 

CANADA: Two die in Loblaw warehouse "knife attack"

3 Mar 2014

Two staff at a Loblaw warehouse in the Canadian province of Edmonton have died after an alleged knife attack.

CANADA: Investment forecast to hit Weston Foods 2014 profits

28 Feb 2014

Underlying profits at Canadian baker Weston Foods are expected to fall this year as parent George Weston Ltd invests in plants, marketing and innovation.

CANADA: Loblaw sees space race easing in H2

21 Feb 2014

Canadian retail giant Loblaw has predicted the recent space expansion seen in the country's grocery sector will "moderate" in the second half of the year.

In the spotlight: Hain Celestial eyes US, global growth with Tilda acquisition

14 Jan 2014

Hain Celestial believes its acquisition of UK-based Basmati rice firm Tilda will work to the benefit of both businesses. The US group has identified a number of areas where it intends to drive Tilda's growth. Hain also intends to capitalise on Tilda's international presence by feeding its existing product portfolio into markets such as India and the Middle East. Katy Askew reports.

CANADA: Metro closes produce DC

29 Nov 2013

Canadian retailer Metro Inc is to shut a distribution site in Quebec, with the loss of over 110 jobs.

CANADA: George Weston Q3 earnings slide

20 Nov 2013

Canadian food manufacturer and retailer George Weston saw its earnings fall in the third quarter as investments in its domestic business, a competitive grocery sector and a higher tax rate all hit its bottom line.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

18 Nov 2013

All three bidders for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory tabled revised offers this week - with the takeover target still backing Canada's Saputo. Meanwhile, Mexican food group Sigma has made a move for Spanish meats firm Campofrio. And our latest just-food interview saw Orkla CEO Age Korsvold talk about the Nordic group's plans for FMCG.

CANADA: Profits up but sales down at Metro Inc

14 Nov 2013

Canadian retailer Metro Inc has reported an increase in annual profits but a fall in sales, citing, like rival Loblaw, fierce competition in the last three months.

CANADA: Loblaw issues profit warning on competition

14 Nov 2013

Canadian retail giant Loblaw has warned its profits this year will be flat after it stepped up investment in response to rivals expanding in the country.

CANADA: Loblaw to cut 275 jobs in efficiency drive

21 Oct 2013

Canadian retailer Loblaw is to cut around 275 management and administration roles in a bid to reduce costs and "strengthen" its competitive position.

CANADA: Loblaw strike ends on contract agreement

10 Oct 2013

Canadian retailer Loblaw has reached an agreement with 8,500 striking workers in Alberta.

CANADA: E. coli burger recall expanded

9 Oct 2013

Canada's food safety watchdog has expanded a recall of beef burgers linked to an E. coli outbreak.

CANADA: Loblaw reaches "tentative" agreement to end strike

7 Oct 2013

Canadian retailer Loblaw said today (7 October) that it has reached a "tentative" agreement with the union representing striking workers in Alberta.

CANADA: Q2 profit fall fails to dent H1 rise at George Weston

31 Jul 2013

Canadian food manufacturer and retailer George Weston Ltd reported higher half-year profits despite a drop in the second quarter.

CANADA: Loblaw H1 profit climbs, ups outlook

24 Jul 2013

Canadian supermarket giant Loblaw said today (24 July) earnings climbed in the first half and that it sees stronger-than-anticipated growth for the full year.

CANADA: Loblaw to leverage Shoppers Drug Mart food space

16 Jul 2013

Canadian supermarket giant Loblaw has said that it plans to increase the amount of food items available at Shoppers Drug Mart following its acquisition of the pharmacy chain.

CANADA: Loblaw trials small-format discount store

20 Jun 2013

Canadian retail giant Loblaw is trialling a small-format discount store in Calgary in a bid to boost growth in urban areas.

In the spotlight: Sobeys joy but questions for Safeway

14 Jun 2013

Canada's second-largest grocer Sobeys has swooped to buy the local business of US supermarket giant Safeway. Sobeys has paid a full price for Safeway's Canadian arm but, writes Dean Best, the market was broadly positive and agreed with the company's optimism. For Safeway, however, the sale does leave some questions.

CANADA: Loblaw rolls out new Quebec supermarket concept

6 Jun 2013

Loblaw has unveiled a new supermarket banner, Le Marché, which will be rolled out to its Provigo chain in Quebec this summer.

CANADA: Loblaw boosts Q1 profits at owner George Weston

7 May 2013

Canadian food manufacturer and retailer George Weston Limited has reported higher first-quarter profits after improved results from retail arm Loblaw.

CANADA: Loblaw Q1 profit up, reaffirms outlook

1 May 2013

Canadian retail giant Loblaw has booked an increase in first-quarter profit and reiterated its full-year outlook, despite increasing competition.

Gluten free: Germany, Canada, Australia among other growth markets

30 Apr 2013

Aside from the US and UK, where the gluten-free category is witnessing strong growth, there are a number of other gluten free markets look likely to develop elsewhere over the coming years.

The week ahead - US retail conference; Kellogg, Kraft Q1s

29 Apr 2013

Wal-Mart, Kroger and Supervalu are among the US retailers presenting at a Barclays sector conference next week. The first-quarter results will continue to roll in, with Kellogg, Kraft Foods Group and Canadian retailer Loblaw part of a group of companies to publish numbers.

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