Dr. Simon Somogyi, an agribusiness researcher in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, spoke with several media outlets about food price inflation, vegetable oil prices and allegations of grocer price collusion.
Somogyi spoke to The Canadian Press about the latest inflation numbers that showed steep increases in the price of groceries. which also appeared in dozens of outlets including MSN and CityNews Ottawa
He also spoke to The Globe and Mail, and several CBC Radio stations across the country on the same topic.
In an interview with CBC News, Somogyi discussed why vegetable oil prices have risen faster than other food prices.
Somogyi provided shopping tips to Global News, like considering the cost of fuel when travelling to and from stores, going to discount stores such as No Frills, and purchasing frozen produce.
Earlier, Somogyi spoke with The Canadian Press to discuss the Metro grocery chain’s position on price freezing, after Loblaw announced it was freezing prices on its No Name brand. That article appeared in several publications, including Yahoo!Finance and CP24.
Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, researches agri-food value chain analysis and management and is one of the authors on the annual Canada Food Price Report.