Buying food online? Farmers are paying to make that possible — and it might put them out of business

Grocery shopping online is convenient. A convenience farmers fear could put them out of business.

A handful of grocery chains supply Canadians with food and, with online sales predicted to surge beyond the pandemic, they’re racing to adapt. That means a suite of expenses — warehouses, robotics, software development, delivery trucks — that farmers and processors say are being passed down to them.

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