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Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

FreshCo
Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into FreshCo discount grocery stores. (METROLAND MEDIA)

Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into new discount stores under the company’s FreshCo brand.

Sobeys says FreshCo will offer Winnipeg shoppers the lowest food prices in the city when it launches in spring 2019.

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New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

By Magdaline Boutros, The Canadian Press

Beef - Vegetables

MONTREAL – Every day, an estimated 2.4 million Canadian potatoes are thrown in the trash.

That’s along with 1.2 million apples, one million cups of milk, 750,000 loaves of bread and 450,000 eggs tossed every day, for a total of 2.2 million tonnes of edible food waste per year, according to the authors of a new campaign to reduce food waste.

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Crampton’s Market Moving to Headingley After Manitoba Hydro Cuts Lease

Crampton’s Market Moving to Headingley After Manitoba Hydro Cuts Lease

Erin Crampton, owner of Crampton’s Market in south Winnipeg, shows off fresh veggies in this 2011 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Crampton’s Market is being forced to relocate from its south Winnipeg location beginning next season.

The local market at the southwest corner of Waverley Street and Bishop Grandin Boulevard has leased the land from Manitoba Hydro since 1997, but the Crown corporation has changed its policies and is no longer able to lease the space.

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Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Oh Henry! Munchies
Customers are served at a pop-up shop selling the Oh Henry! 4:25 chocolate bar in a handout photo. (HERSHEY CANADA / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO — Undeterred by a ban on edibles in Canada’s initial rollout of legal recreational marijuana, food companies have found a way to cash in on the buzz by catering to post-consumption cravings with marijuana-free munchies.

The country is gearing up for cannabis legalization for recreational use on October 17, but edible products infused with pot will remain illegal until specific government regulations are rolled out in 2019 at the earliest.

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Manitoba Named Slurpee Capital of the World for 19th Year

Manitoba Named Slurpee Capital of the World for 19th Year

7-Eleven Slurpee
Vice-president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada, Doug Rosencrans, pouring the last bit of Slurpee to fill the world’s largest Slurpee cup in July 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — For the 19th year in a row, Manitoba has retained its title as Slurpee Capital of the World.

7-Eleven says Manitobans have once again purchased the most Slurpees per capita as the convenience store chain prepares for its annual 7-Eleven Day on July 11 (7/11).

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Palatable Past: Travelling Truck Collects Old Prairie Recipes

Palatable Past: Travelling Truck Collects Old Prairie Recipes

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Food History Project
Sarah Story (left), project coordinator at Manitoba Food History Project (MFHP) and Kent Davies (centre), collaborator in MFHP interview Anna Sigrithur, producer of the Ox Tales podcast for Oxford Food Symposium, as she cooks up some crepes inside the MFHP food truck at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba, Friday, June 22 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

STEINBACH, Man. – There’s no wind and it feels like the sun’s heat has baked the inside of a food truck where Anna Sigrithur stands over a hot stove pouring crepe batter into a pan.

Without a second thought, Sigrithur flicks her wrist and the circular crepe flips over expertly.

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Food Musings: Kevin’s Bistro

Food Musings: Kevin’s Bistro

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Kevin's Bistro
Kevin’s Bistro, known for hearty servings of mac and cheese, has many other delicacies on its menu. (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

Confession time — I recently got to suggest a place for my girlfriends and I to dine out. Since the occasion for our get-together was to celebrate my birthday, I got to pick. When I went online to see that Kevin’s Bistro only serves mac and cheese, I thought perhaps I had made a dining mistake. Was Kevin’s going to be too casual for our get-together? Was everyone going to be able to find something to eat? Would we all go into a carbohydrate coma?

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