Who's afraid of Amazon? Not this Canadian food retailer

By Diane Buckner, CBC News Ottawa, April 14, 2018

An Ottawa-based grocery chain believes the moment has come for its long-standing formula of fresh, local and prepared products, and it's launched into major markets, going head-to-head with the industry's giants.

If nothing else, Farm Boy is showing nerve and daring as it expands in a sector that is itself bracing for Amazon's entry into the market.

"We see weakness," Farm Boy chief executive Jeff York says of major players in Canada's grocery industry.  "We want to pounce on it. It's a good time to grow the business."


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