Small, independent grocers are facing competition from multinational companies like Costco and Walmart, which now carry everything from olive oil to organic apples.
But CBC food columnist Gail Johnson said there are some advantages to being the "little guy."
"Independent grocers have to be innovative in order to survive, but it's actually because of their independence that a lot of innovation happens in the first place," Johnson told On The Coast's Gloria Macarenko.
Higher prices and lack of product availability at home are driving global shopping habits
Walmart and Costco have made market share gains in the Canadian retail market in recent years, a new government report says.
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