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Save-On-Foods surpasses six-year food waste reduction target in six months | GB News

Save-On-Foods has surpassed a six-year company-wide goal of reducing food waste in just six months and has announced a target to become a zero food waste operation within three years.

In collaboration with B.C.-based organizations FoodMesh and Loop Resource and in partnership with Food Banks BC and other charity partners across the country, 86 Save-On-Foods stores – more than half of all its locations – are now diverting 100 per cent of their unsalable perishable food from landfills. The company is in the process of scaling its 100 per cent food waste diversion process to another 35 stores, which will be food waste-free by the end of the year. (Grocery Business Magazine)


Costco search of man’s backpack not sexual discrimination: tribunal

Searching a man’s backpack at Costco while women walked past with unchecked purses does not constitute sexual discrimination, the BC Human Rights Tribunal ruled June 6.

Costco customer Ryan Morris complained that twice in the summer of 2017 a Costco employee asked him to open his backpack so she could look inside as he was departing.


Some Edmonton businesses refuse to cut youth minimum wage

Changes to youth minimum wage in Alberta will mean young employees will take a pay cut at the end of the month.


Calgary's premiere ice cream Made By Marcus coming to Edmonton

While Edmonton has a number of excellent ice cream, gelato and sorbet alternatives, there can never be too much ice cream in this city. That’s why I am pleased to learn that my favourite spot for ice cream in Calgary, Made by Marcus, is opening in Old Strathcona by the end of June.


Antique store owner travels to India, China & Egypt to select product for Vancouver store

Located in the warehouse district at 1324 Franklin Street in Vancouver, sits a whimsical world of antiques, vintage gems, and gorgeous independently made furniture. You may have seen these products featured in blockbuster movies and TV shows like Flash, Deadpool 2, or Arrow, but seeing the collection in person is an experience like no other, especially if you love unique items (and shop owners) that come with a story.


Safeway store in Powell River to undergo rebranding

According to a news release from Empire Company Ltd, Safeway’s owner, the move is part of its discount format expansion into Western Canada. The company is expanding FreshCo into the west by converting approximately 25 per cent of its underperforming Safeway and Sobeys locations over a five-year period.


Rebellious Vancouver cannabis retailers fall into compliance with court order

Nine unlicensed Vancouver cannabis dispensaries close or halt marijuana sales under pressure from city officials armed with a court order.