March 8, 2023
Monopoly #17 – Food Fight
A closer look at the modern-day supermarket and the ongoing battle between everyday Canadians and grocery CEOs over what’s to blame for our declining standard of living. 
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Noor Azrieh

A Loblaws, or any other, modern-day supermarket, is many things. 

It’s a temple of abundance. A place where a consumer has more choice than the greatest kings, emperors and pharaohs had in their lifetimes. 

It’s a tech platform, tracking our every taste, transaction and even ailment.

And it’s an ideological arena. Where everyday Canadians and grocery CEOs are battling over what’s to blame for our declining standard of living. 


Featured in this episode: Benjamin Lorr, Vass Bednar


To learn more:

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket by Benjamin Lorr

“From bakery to ‘tech behemoth’: How Loblaw became a titan of the private health-care industry” in The Toronto Star by Jacob Lorinc

“Canada hasn’t had a ‘tech lash’ yet, but consumers should still be wary” in The Globe and Mail by Vass Bednar


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