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  • July 15, 2024
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Shopper Friendly Experiences Coming to Stores

No Frills is opening a second small-format store in downtown Toronto. The stores are approximately 10,000 square feet which is about half the size of a traditional store. The aisles are shorter and narrower with taller produce shelves to fit more into the smaller space. Their first location has been so well received that they […]

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  • June 15, 2024
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Security

In 2022 Walmart started testing self-checkout at its big box locations in the United States and Canada. Two years later only one Canadian location remains in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, a small town in Quebec. At the Giant Tiger in Stratford, Ontario owner Scott Savage has removed all his self-checkout machines. At least six Canadian Tire stores have […]

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  • May 15, 2024
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Loblaw Agrees to Sign Grocery Code of Conduct

After six months of negotiations President and CEO of Loblaw Companies Ltd. , Per Bank, has announced that they are ready to sign the governments grocery code of conduct. One important caveat is their participation is contingent upon other industry players joining, as one notable exception, Walmart Canada, still holding out. This decision comes amidst […]

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  • April 15, 2024
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What’s Happening at Walmart

Walmart has introduced robots in their new Calgary warehouse and plans to add them to their two Ontario facilities in Mississauga and Cornwall as well. In Calgary, with a warehouse that is 8 football fields long, the time to get products from trailers and into the facility has been cut by 90%. Walmart says that […]

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  • March 15, 2024
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New Store Openings

Costco is proposing a new warehouse club in Oakville, Ontario for a 15,000 square foot store on Wyecroft Rd. with underground parking and a gas bar. This would bring the total number of locations in Canada to 109. Farm Boy is set to open its first store in Oshawa, Ontario this month. This will be […]

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  • February 15, 2024
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Retail Update

Walmart Canada has abandoned it plans to open a new fulfillment centre in Quebec. The $100 million centre at 57,000 square feet was supposed to open in 2024 and service both Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Instead it will spend the funds to upgrade 8 stores in Quebec having invested over $120 million in store upgrades […]

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  • January 15, 2024
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Newsflash – McKesson Seeking to Sell Rexall

McKesson Corp. is speaking to prospective buyers for its Canadian drugstore chain Rexall Pharmacy Group that it purchased seven years ago for $3 billion Canadian ($2.2 billion US). The Texas-based company bought the chain from Katz Group head by Daryl Katz, owner of the NHL Edmonton Oilers, in 2016 in an attempt to strengthen its […]

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  • December 15, 2023
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Grocery Code of Conduct in Jeopardy

Canada’s first Grocery Code of Conduct, which aims to improve the relationship between the grocery chains and their suppliers, is in doubt as two major retailers refuse to participate. The voluntary code is intended to address some of the most contentious issues in the industry including arbitrary fees that are imposed by the large grocers, […]

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  • November 15, 2023
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Movember Events

It’s Movember so grow a stash to raise some cash for Men’s Health or join one of these fun events. If your stash is trash try Just For Men Mustache and Beard!

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  • October 15, 2023
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Grocers Promising Discounts & Price Freezes

Canada’s five largest grocery chains – Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Costco and Walmart, met in Ottawa with Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne this month. They have agreed to offer consumers more price-matching campaigns along with discounts and price freezes. These actions come after a threat made earlier this spring by the federal government to impose a grocery […]

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