Aleksandra Sagan

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Wildly popular Popeyes chicken sandwich gets Edmonton pilot thanks to Alberta's COVID success

Albertans will be the first in Canada to sample a fried chicken sandwich that became a social-media sensation with its U.S. debut last summer when Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen adds the menu item to stores in select cities in the province Wednesday.

Anti-racism books see massive sales spike amid police brutality protests

Following mass demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., sales of books about systemic racism and the history of being Black in America have spiked, with retailers trying to meet the demand.

Pandemic-related restaurant closures take an emotional and financial toll

Restaurants across Canada — from local institutions to newer spots hustling to establish themselves — have closed permanently in recent weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged an industry already plagued by razor-thin margins.

Why Canada's dairy farmers are dumping milk despite food supply issues in COVID-19

Some Canadian dairy farmers started dumping milk last week to rid the system of surplus production as demand from restaurants plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic that forced eateries across the country to close their doors.

Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

Researchers at the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University have updated their food price report to reflect changes due to COVID-19. The report says the food industry 'is being decimated' by the pandemic.

Labatt acquires B.C. distillery known for its ready-to-drink mixed alcoholic beverages

Labatt announced Monday that it has acquired Delta, B.C.-based Goodridge & Williams. The distillery makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, along with several other spirits and mixed drinks.

UVic opens counselling services after deadly bus crash kills 2 students

University of Victoria students are grappling with the sudden deaths of two of their peers in a bus crash Friday evening en route to a marine research centre.

Bianca Andreescu's historic win likely to lead to lucrative endorsement offers

Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu won $3.85 million US for beating Serena Williams in the women's final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, but it's likely that paycheque is only the beginning of million-dollar payouts from future sponsorship deals.

Meat industry groups concerned over China import ban, working with government

China's sudden ban on Canadian beef and pork imports "will create a huge financial loss" for the sector that counts the Asian country among its top five international markets, says an industry group.

Tim Hortons says cold weather, lukewarm Roll Up the Rim contest led to lower sales

Cold weather and an outdated roll-up-the-rim-to-win promotion slowed sales at Canadian Tim Hortons locations in its most recent quarter, said the CEO of the coffee chain's parent company, prompting Restaurant Brands International Inc. to revamp the contest for next year.

Tim Hortons franchisees get copy of proposed settlement in lawsuit against company

Some 1,500 Canadian Tim Hortons franchisees will receive a copy of a proposed settlement in two class-action lawsuits against their parent company today.

The latest retail trend? Go small — it's cheaper in big expensive cities

Customers who don't work in the building that houses Kento Kitayama's tiny cafe near Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood better be prepared to settle for takeout. He can only take orders through a little window facing the sidewalk.

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

MasterChef Canada contestant Travis Petersen is one of several chefs and companies serving cannabis-infused meals at intimate gatherings in secret locations to test the appetite for fine, high dining.

Tim Hortons seeks to shutter Indian 'Tim Hottens' knock-off

Tim Hortons will seek to shut down an apparent knock-off restaurant in Yamunanagar, India that uses a name and branding very similar to the coffee-and-doughnut chain.

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

The once meat-dominated world of fast-food and casual restaurants is starting to cater to the one-in-ten Canadian diners who identify as vegetarian or vegan.