In The News

FARE Staff has once again been featured in the news.

FARE faculty interviewed by CBC on grocery retailer’s strategy to offer rotisserie chicken at low prices

Have you ever wondered why prepared rotisserie chickens are cheaper than ones you cook yourself? Andreas Boecker provides insights on retailers’ decision to offer certain products at very low prices, sometimes below cost. Andreas was interviewed by CBC Radio Producer Danielle Nerman on April 5 and the story was posted on April 19 and remained in the top 5 for CBC online across Canada for a couple days.

FARE faculty contribute to Journal Focusing on Agricultural Trade and Policies in the Biden Era

Michael von Massow is on tvo re The Pandemic's Impact on Farming and Food.

Grocery shopping study is more than meets the eye...

Dr. Yu Na Lee, Dr. Michael von Massow and Laura Stortz, Graduate Students are in the Guelph news -

Dr. Brady Deaton is talking about the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference.

U of G case study team finds success at international competition

A team of three University of Guelph (U of G) undergraduate students placed first in the International Food and Agri-Business Management Association (IFAMA) student case competition this June in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The team consisted of food and agricultural business students Michelle Ragany and Hayden Fox, and biology and psychology student Sarah Preston.

First Nation Leaders Call For More Partnerships To Encourage Economic Growth

Brady Deaton, a Professor in FARE and the McCain Family Chair in Food Security, recently organized and hosted a First Nation dialogue focused on economic growth and development in First Nation communities. Owen Roberts provides an excellent synopsis of the dialogue and issues, including a call for increased partnerships to grow First Nations economies. You can find more details of the discussion here:

FARE releases report on key trends in food for 2018.

Food is increasingly in the day-to-day consciousness of Canadians.  Consumers are hearing more about food in the media and in the broader conversation.  They are also seeking more information about their food – where and how it’s produced.

This report, written by Professors Mike von Massow and Alfons Weersink from FARE with Bruce McAdams from the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, provides a perspective on six key trends we expect to see in 2018.

The six key issues are:

Do we need to revamp the grocery store?

FARE faculty making an impact

Mike von Massow, Associate Professor in FARE, was featured in a number of news items regarding the opening of the Longo's Food Retail Lab at the University of Guelph. Professor von Massow, who is the Research Director for the lab, was interviewed by a variety of news outlets, and the lab was featured on the university front page: