The Great White North is becoming decidedly less white in its ethnic profile, and food retailers are seeking to step up to the challenge. A fast-growing Asian population — a mix of ethnic profiles from Chinese to Pakistani — is reshaping the food-retailing landscape across the country. “We just saw over the last five to six years an absolute explosion of independent grocery stores across Canada, and it was largely an explosion of stores run by Asian grocers,” said Perry Caicco, an analyst ...
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