ICYMI: Loblaw partners with DoorDash, countdown to Canada's plastic ban, and more

Here are five food stories you might have missed this week

Food delivery sure has come a long way over the past few years, and now that Loblaw and DoorDash have teamed up to offer groceries in 30 minutes or less, it looks like we may now be just one or two steps away from procuring our produce Star Trek-style. 

Speaking of innovative technology, Calgary’s SunnyCider has been taking advantage of the Leftovers Rescue Food App to source some of its ingredients, while a Coca-Cola Bottling facility in Richmond, B.C. announced a $42-million expansion project to help it move beyond soft drinks and into the future of Canada's food and beverage industry.

Catch up on these stories and more in this week's ICYMI.

Loblaw partners with DoorDash to offer grocery delivery service

Although grocery delivery isn’t exactly a new service, the quick commerce market looks like it may be in for a major disruption after this week’s news that Canada’s largest retailer will soon be offering rapid grocery delivery through a partnership with DoorDash. 

Loblaw’s “30-minutes or less” grocery delivery service will launch in Toronto and Winnipeg in the coming months, before expanding to 10 locations across Canada shortly thereafter.

Visit The Globe and Mail for more.

Federal government to renew salmon farming licences in B.C.

Although concerns regarding the health and safety of salmon fishing in B.C. have been highly contentious, the federal government recently decided to renew the licences of several salmon farms along the West Coast. 

Canada currently plans to do away with salmon farming entirely by 2025 and hopes to have a transitioning plan in place by spring of 2023. 

Head to Global News for the full story.

Countdown to Canada’s single-use plastic ban

The Canadian government has altered its timeline for banning single-use plastics on more than one occasion, but it's starting to look like some plastic pollutants will finally be faded out by the end of this year. 

Although the flow of single-use plastic waste won’t be halting anytime soon—with 2030 being the new target date—the first phase will aim to eliminate items like plastic bags, straws, cutlery, stir sticks, six-pack rings, and takeout containers.

Find out more at CBC News.

Calgary’s SunnyCider teams up with Leftovers Foundation


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Calgary-based cidery SunnyCider has made a name for itself over the years by finding unique and sustainable ways to source its ingredients. This week produced more of the same after Canadian food rescue organization the Leftovers Foundation announced that the two parties have joined forces to upcycle excess fruit for this year’s Crab Apple cider. 

Head to CTV News for the full story. 

Coca-Cola to open $42 bottling and distribution plant in Richmond

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling recently announced an investment of $42 million to expand its facilities in Richmond, B.C. $24 million will be used to build a new manufacturing line, while $18 million will go toward new warehouse and distribution facilities to serve the Western Canadian market. 

According to Coca-Cola Bottling, the investment will also help the company reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and transition to more environmentally-friendly packaging. 

Find out more at The Globe and Mail.