Loblaw building new ‘meal solutions’ unit to grapple with Canadians’ changing eating habits

Galen Weston, Loblaw CEO, speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

As home cooks increasingly prioritize convenience, and competitors from Walmart and Amazon to Canadian startup Goodfood deliver meal kits to their doorsteps, Loblaw is creating a new division tasked with getting ahead of changing grocery habits.

Canada’s largest grocery retailer is staffing up a new “meal solutions” division, which “spans across [the company’s] business,said Loblaw spokesperson Catherine Thomas in response to questions from The Logic. Among its goals: conquer the Canadian meal prep market.

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