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WATCH: Fresh food prices soar in June | Grocery Business News

Statistics Canada reports that while overall price increases fell to two per cent in June, prices for fresh vegetables rose 17.3 per cent – the steepest rise since January 2016.

The agency says the price rise was driven in large part by poor weather in farming regions, reports Huffington Post.

A quarter of Canadians are worried about how to pay for food – watch a video report by clicking here. (Grocery Business Magazine)

Most Canadians support a ban on single-use plastics: poll | Grocery Business News

A new Nanos Research survey has found that Canadians are heavily in favour of a ban on single-use plastics such as cutlery and straws.

The survey, commissioned by the Globe and Mail, also found that most would also be willing to pay a small premium for environmentally sustainable products, the newspaper reported. (Grocery Business Magazine)

Aurora Cannabis Selected as Sole Winner in Italian Cannabis Tender

Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or the "Company") (ACB) (ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabis worldwide, announced today that the Company has been selected as the only winner of the Italian government's public tender to supply medical cannabis in Italy. The supply contract is expected to be signed in September 2019.

Andrew Scheer promises to review new Canada Food Guide if elected

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is facing criticism from nutrition experts today after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tories win power this fall.

PAYWALL: Canadian DTC Jewelry Brand Mejuri Opening Door in L.A.

“California has always been an important market for Mejuri and there’s nothing more valuable to us than meeting our community where they are.”

Rapper Drake to open Gold Coast clothing store

CHICAGO — Rapper Drake is set to open a store in the city's  Gold Coast this summer. The brand, October's Very Own, OVO, is set to open a 1,150-square-foot clothing and accessory store in No. 9 Walton, according to the Chicago Tribune. OVO will be jo...