The last 5 years have been particularly difficult for most Canadians.
The big three Canadian grocery giants on the other hand - they’ve had their best years ever.
The pandemic and the current inflationary crisis have allowed big corporations to leverage their control over the market like never before.
As Jim Stanford at the Centre for Future Work has demonstrated, while grocery giants saw a brief rise in actual sales volume during the pandemic, they almost immediately returned back to normal levels.
Despite this, the net profit earned by these grocery giants only continued to go up at a rapid, unprecedented rate.