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Most-read of 2021: Shopper Marketing Report
From new products to new ways to use promo spend, the stories SMR readers were most interested in this year.
Empire’s earnings drop in Q1, but growth is on the horizon
The parent of Sobeys, Farm Boy and FreshCo says it plans to expand its click-and-collect offering in up to 85 additional stores.
Air Miles and Voila bring a points partnership to life with popsicles
With help from Happy Pops, a co-branded sampling truck has been promoting the loyalty program and delivery platform.
Sobeys grows excitement for produce with in-store farms
From Shopper Marketing Report: Having gardens in-store will cut the grocer's carbon footprint and capitalize on home cooking.
Why grocers and restaurants are teaming up on prepared meals
Retailers are bringing more culinary chops to stores to enhance their meal offerings.
Empire grows its ecomm business with Longo’s purchase
The deal, structured so the Sobeys parent co will achieve sole ownership over time, includes developing Grocery Gateway independently of Voila.
How Oliver & Bonacini helps Voila’s differentiation
Pre-cooked meals from the upscale caterer, prepared in Farm Boy kitchens, aim to show innovation in delivery isn't just about fulfilment.
Most-read of 2020: Magazine
The most popular stories from our print edition include features on companies like Bell, Telus, Sobeys and Knix, plus how brands are adapting to a gender-fluid future.
2020 Brand of the Year: Sobeys’ grocery delivery mic drop
This year the company showed up in the ecomm space, while spending big on marketing for its banners.
Sobeys’ Michael Medline says it’s time to ‘innovate or die’
The CEO promised to more than double the number of products on Voila and expand the delivery service to Western Canada.
Sobeys launches its largest-ever private label campaign for Compliments
The company is pulling out all the stops to support a key pillar of its new transformation plan.
FCB Canada adds a new creative team
Mary MacLeod and Patrick Gravel join to support new assignments from Sobeys and McCain Foods.
A look at Empire’s plan to take on rivals
Sobeys' parent co is behind on grocery delivery and analytics, but experts see potential in the grocer's new three-year strategy.
Empire’s private label penetration is growing
Trends the grocer was seeing prior to the pandemic have been amplified, including the demand for its Voila delivery service.
Grocers raise pay and boost safeguards for frontline employees
How the changes fit with priorities currently important to public perception.