Profs Make Headlines Talking Food Prices

December 11, 2012 - In the News

The 2013 Food Price Index, an annual examination and discussion of Canadian retail food prices by U of G researchers, has received significant national media attention, with reports airing today on the CTV News Channel and last week on CBC, Global TV and CTV, and articles appearing in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Le Soleil, among others.

The story was also reported on radio stations across the country. Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Management and Economics and the index's lead author, appeared live this morning on CTV News Channel and was interviewed by Radio Canada and CBC International Monday. Hospitality and tourism management professor Michael von Massow did a series of live national CBC Radio interviews from Toronto.

According to the researchers’ forecast, Canadians can expect to pay more at the grocery store next year, especially for meat and eggs. Overall, they predict general food expenditures will increase between 1.5 and 3.5 per cent in 2013. Last year, the index had predicted an overall increase of no more than two per cent.

The 2013 Food Price Index also involved Guelph hospitality professor Erna van Duren, economics professor Francis Tapon, marketing and consumer studies graduate student Warren Pinto, and economics and finance researcher Rachel Moraghan. Read more

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