Tyana Grundig

Tyana Grundig is an award-winning investigative journalist with CBC Marketplace. If you have a story tip, contact us at marketplace@cbc.ca

Latest from Tyana Grundig

MARKETPLACE

Are you really getting a deal at your favourite dollar store?

In a comparison of 17 everyday items, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found prices at Dollar Tree were the same or higher in a price-per-unit analysis than at Dollarama or even Walmart, meaning Canadians may not always be getting the deal they think they are when shopping at popular dollar store chains.
MARKETPLACE

Which dollar-store batteries stand up to big-name brands, and which should you avoid?

A CBC Marketplace test of double-A disposable batteries found that while major brand names deliver on their marketing promise to be long-lasting, batteries bought at two leading dollar stores did surprisingly well and provide good value for cost-conscious shoppers.
MARKETPLACE

Hidden markups, missed sales on Instacart leave customers feeling 'ripped off'

While many Canadian consumers likely know to expect delivery and service fees when ordering groceries on Instacart, what they may not know is they could be paying as much as $2.50 more per item in hidden markups — and some retailers say that Instacart is keeping all of it.
MARKETPLACE

Hidden camera reveals some pharmacists recommend homeopathic products to treat kids' cold and flu

Some pharmacists working in Canada’s top drugstores are recommending homeopathic products to consumers, even though, experts say, these products are essentially sugar water or sugar pills with no scientific evidence they can do what they claim, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
MARKETPLACE

Which coffee chain drink has as much sugar as 2 cups of ice cream?

You probably wouldn’t eat a chocolate bar on your way to work, but depending on your morning beverage of choice, you could be getting a similar amount of sugar in your favourite drinks from Starbucks, Tim Hortons and McCafe.
MARKETPLACE

Illegal, untested CBD products are everywhere and could be putting you at risk

CBD is found everywhere, from chocolate bars to pet treats and vape pens to face creams. While CBD itself holds real medicinal promise, Marketplace reveals many CBD products are illegal, come with unauthorized health claims not backed by science and ingredients that can’t be legally verified.
Marketplace

Want to know how much added sugar is in your favourite foods? Canadian companies don't have to tell you

Despite having to disclose many details about ingredients, specific allergens, calorie counts and other nutritional information on labels, food manufacturers are not required to include the amount of added sugar a product contains and don’t have to disclose that information to an inquiring consumer, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
Marketplace

B.C. boy permanently brain damaged after eating lettuce contaminated with E. coli

Marketplace finds out why outbreaks of E. coli keep happening with romaine lettuce — and meets a B.C. family whose young son was sickened, and will never be the same.
Marketplace

Is an $800 purifier best to clean your home's air? Marketplace tested 5 top brands and their claims

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found out just how effective air purifiers are at cleaning the air in your home at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to spend more time indoors.
Marketplace

Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here's what will best protect you and others during the pandemic

Public health officials have said masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC's Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from particles that transmit the novel coronavirus. And one type of mask can even spread the particles to others.

now