Groceries

Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

More shoppers opting for curbside pickup or in-person purchases now

 

Darryl Bellows, Produce Manager from Otter Co-op in Langley.

Savour home-grown goodness at your local grocer

At Otter Co-op support includes local growers and community

  • Jul 11, 2022

 

The Otter Co-op team is thrilled to invite local charities to apply to receive one of one hundred, $1,000 donations, in honour of the Co-op’s 100th anniversary!

Co-op turns its centennial celebration into $100,000 gift for the community

You don’t turn 100 every day, so when it happens, it’s definitely…

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

With Otter Co-op’s full-service meat department, including custom-cutting meat in-store, you know the steak you pick up for the grill or that Sunday evening roast pork will be delicious.

Barbecue season is here – time to learn why this local butcher is a cut above!

From dry-aged beef to special-order steaks and more, a delicious dinner starts here

  • May 9, 2022
With Otter Co-op’s full-service meat department, including custom-cutting meat in-store, you know the steak you pick up for the grill or that Sunday evening roast pork will be delicious.
Samantha Phillips, Manager of Otter Co-op’s Langley Retail Centre, invites guests to experience the Otter Co-op difference.

Neighbours helping neighbours: Otter Co-op gives back to families + the community

Competitive pricing, food donations and farmer support among the Co-op’s locally driven focus

  • May 2, 2022
Samantha Phillips, Manager of Otter Co-op’s Langley Retail Centre, invites guests to experience the Otter Co-op difference.
Samantha Phillips, Manager of Otter Co-op’s Langley Retail Centre, invites guests to experience the Otter Co-op difference.

Neighbours helping neighbours: Otter Co-op gives back to families + the community

Competitive pricing, food donations and farmer support among the Co-op’s locally driven focus

  • May 2, 2022
Samantha Phillips, Manager of Otter Co-op’s Langley Retail Centre, invites guests to experience the Otter Co-op difference.
Various cuts of beef are seen in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Food prices are continuing to climb in Canada, pushing up grocery bills and forcing some households to change shopping habits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

How to save on your grocery bill as inflation sends food prices higher

Food prices rose 7.4 per cent in February from a year earlier, biggest jump in more than a decade

Various cuts of beef are seen in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Food prices are continuing to climb in Canada, pushing up grocery bills and forcing some households to change shopping habits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
One of Canada’s biggest food manufacturers has halted shipments to one of the country’s largest grocers in a extreme example of how inflation is impacting the food industry. Bags chips from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division are shown in New York in this June 15, 2007, file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Lennihan

‘Not just about chips:’ Frito-Lay, Loblaw expose tension between suppliers, retailers

Situation has left the chip and snack food aisle of many Loblaw stores less full than usual

One of Canada’s biggest food manufacturers has halted shipments to one of the country’s largest grocers in a extreme example of how inflation is impacting the food industry. Bags chips from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division are shown in New York in this June 15, 2007, file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Lennihan
Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Supermarket theft rising, shoplifters more aggressive, warns grocery industry

Experts say thefts have become more brazen in recent months, reasons unclear

Grocery store shelves await restocking early in the morning in Toronto on Friday March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A Metro store is seen on April 15, 2019 in Ste-Therese, Que., north of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Worker absenteeism — not trucker vaccine mandates — impacting store shelves: grocer

Labour shortage caused by quarantined workers has impacted the entire supply chain

A Metro store is seen on April 15, 2019 in Ste-Therese, Que., north of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

Flashfood has kept more than 13.5 million kilograms of food out of landfills and saved users $90 million

FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Empty shelves are pictured at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Employee absenteeism due to COVID-19 protocols and illness hitting about 30 per cent in some stores

Empty shelves are pictured at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)
Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)
When you shop at Otter Co-op, 100 per cent of the money you spend goes back into the community. Right now, all locations are collecting donations for Canadian Red Cross flood relief efforts, and both Otter Co-op and Federated Co-operatives Limited are matching donations.

From gifts to groceries, how shopping locally helps your community!

The holidays are upon us, and if you’re doing any last-minute shopping…

  • Dec 13, 2021
When you shop at Otter Co-op, 100 per cent of the money you spend goes back into the community. Right now, all locations are collecting donations for Canadian Red Cross flood relief efforts, and both Otter Co-op and Federated Co-operatives Limited are matching donations.
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
People gathered around Langley's (Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: New Langley supermarket makes debut

T&T Supermarket grand opening Friday, Oct. 22

People gathered around Langley's (Aldergrove Star)
T&T Supermarkets announced plans to further expand its business in Western Canada, including a new store in Langley at the Willowbrook Shopping Centr. Grand Opening is on Oct. 22.

New Asian supermarket opening in Willowbrook Shopping Centre this month

T&T Supermarkets is the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada

  • Oct 11, 2021
T&T Supermarkets announced plans to further expand its business in Western Canada, including a new store in Langley at the Willowbrook Shopping Centr. Grand Opening is on Oct. 22.
The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Pay-what-you-feel’ grocery store opens in Vancouver, aims to combat food insecurity

People can choose whether to donate money to help keep the market running

The Food Stash Foundation is opening the doors to the Rescued Food Market. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Meat is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Canadians will pay more for groceries this fall as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Grocery store sticker shock hitting consumers as drought takes toll on crops

Statistics Canada projects this fall’s wheat harvest will be 35 per cent below last year’s

Meat is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Canadians will pay more for groceries this fall as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
(Photo courtesy of USDA.)

Federal report urges changes in Canada’s grocery store competition laws

Review says current law risks ‘a slippery slope towards cartel-like conduct’

(Photo courtesy of USDA.)