No chips for you: Frito-Lay in food fight with Loblaws

No chips for you: Frito-Lay in food fight with Loblaws

Got a craving for Doritos, Ruffles or Miss Vickie’s? You’ll have to satisfy it somewhere other than Loblaws. Or Shoppers. Oh Zehrs. Oh Fortinos. Or any of the other chains owned by Loblaw Cos., after Frito-Lay Canada stopped shipping its snack-food brands to the country’s biggest grocery retailer this week amidst a pricing dispute. Frito-Lay, … Read more

Canadian dollar gains as oil prices rally, investors weigh British PM Liz Truss’s resignation

Canadian dollar gains as oil prices rally, investors weigh British PM Liz Truss’s resignation

The Canadian dollar CADUSD strengthened against its US counterpart on Thursday as commodity prices climbed and investors weighed the resignation of the British prime minister. The price of oil, one of Canada’s major exports, rose in response to tighter supplies and on news that China is considering a cut in the duration of quarantine for … Read more

7 sparkling wines to try now

7 sparkling wines to try now

In this image taken on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, an expert wine tester shakes a glass of Prosecco during a wine testing at the Case Paolin farm, in Volpago del Montello, Italy. Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world, and experts say it is eroding the more casual corner of champagne’s market … Read more

Canadian dollar touches 10-day low; decline capped as oil prices rise

Canadian dollar touches 10-day low; decline capped as oil prices rise

The Canadian dollar CADUSD weakened to a 10-day low against its broadly stronger US counterpart on Thursday as investors continued to assess minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting, but the decline was limited as oil prices moved higher. The loonie was down 0.1% at 1.2920 to the greenback, or 77.40 US cents, after … Read more

Canadian dollar slips slips but posts biggest weekly gain of 2022

Canadian dollar slips slips but posts biggest weekly gain of 2022

The Canadian dollar CADUSD edged lower against its US counterpart on Friday as oil prices fell, but the currency still notched its biggest weekly gain this year as signs of US inflation peaking eased worries of aggressive tightening by the Federal Reserve. The loonie was trading 0.1% lower at 1.2775 to the greenback, or 78.28 … Read more

Some people in Ontario are boycotting Loblaws for an entire month

Some people in Ontario are boycotting Loblaws for an entire month

Ontarians are sending a message to Loblaw Companies Ltd. this month by not shopping at any of the company’s stores or purchasing items from associated brands like President’s Choice and Joe Fresh. We know that prices on virtually everything we buy, especially food, continue to rise to astronomical costs across the country. Prices for dairy … Read more

Super savers are fighting rising grocery costs – and inflation – one deal at a time

Super savers are fighting rising grocery costs – and inflation – one deal at a time

Coupon and money saver expert Leanne Mathewson holds some of her coupons she saves to help reduce her monthly expenses, in Windsor, Ont., on June 20, 2022.The Globe and Mail You do not want to get stuck behind Leanne Mathewson in the checkout line at the grocery store. She’s the one with the file folder … Read more

Metro says food basket inflation hit 5 per cent in second quarter; CEO warns of more price pain to come

Metro says food basket inflation hit 5 per cent in second quarter; CEO warns of more price pain to come

A customer loads her groceries outside a Metro store in Ste-Therese, Que., on April 15, 2019.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Canadian shoppers have been making more trips to discount stores, buying cheaper cuts of meat, and trading brand-name products for store brands as they try to stretch their dollars further and fight the sting of inflation. … Read more

Opinion: Inflation isn’t the only reason food prices are rising

Opinion: Inflation isn’t the only reason food prices are rising

A worker re-stocks products in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax on Jan. 28, 2022.Kelly Clark/The Canadian Press Anthony Winson is a professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at the University of Guelph. Canadian consumers have become increasingly alarmed by dramatic price increases in a variety of products they purchase for … Read more

Eight wines to add cheer to Mother’s Day celebrations

Eight wines to add cheer to Mother’s Day celebrations

It’s been a while since this column has centered on a holiday or occasion. After two long years where planning ahead was fraught with uncertainly, we’re heading into Mother’s Day on firm footing. Many families will gather to celebrate in person and in my family, and many others, serving wine is a given. Something bubbly … Read more