ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
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Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

Quantifying Sustainable Practices

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is helping their farmer customers identify attainable improvements in their operations that will contribute to overall improved farm sustainability and documenting these improvements in a meaningful way through their Grown With Purpose (GWP) program.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

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If the CAAR Conference gives agri-retailers the key to unlock their potential, the pre-conference Retail Management Workshop will give retail location owners and managers an all-access pass to the specific essentials of running a retail location.

Is sustainability a priority to your business? Submit a self-audit to the Environmental Respect Awards, for the chance to be recognized for your commitment to agricultural stewardship.

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has reached a milestone of one million acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).

The Federal Growing Together 2 program and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) have announced an expansion of the province's network of automated weather stations.

On behalf of Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada

Effective December 31, 2015 Fertilizer Canada’s Agricultural Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice is in full force. The press release issued January 4, 2016 can be found here.

A agricultural research station in Thunder Bay, Ontario has been given more time to come up with a long-term operating plan.

CAAR's Annual General Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at TCU Place, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. This meeting is open to all retailer members of CAAR (primary locations only).