Spotted by Field Agent on Groupon

By most accounts, Costco has been performing very well in Canada growing to over 90 warehouses from coast-to-coast and increasing their share of retail sales, especially in the grocery segment of their business. For Costco, membership revenue is king so recruiting new members is very important. While Costco enjoys a very high renewal rate on
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Spotted by Field Agent at Real Canadian Superstore

The blurring of lines between Retail and Foodservice is continuously blurring with supermarkets selling prepared meals in their attempts to become “Grocerants” while restaurant operators are selling products for use at home both in the restaurant and in grocery stores. Recently we have seen Tim Hortons shop-in-shops in the coffee aisle and Cara’s acquisition of
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Spotted by Field Agent @ Sobeys

The Peanut Butter category has a new player. While Kraft has long been the market leader with big market share in Canada – smaller players are active in the category and the latest entrant is the Jif brand, which is now popping up on shelf and secondary displays across Canada. This brand is owned by
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Virtual Store Tour – Walmart Canada Test Lab – Ancaster, ON

Recently the Globe and Mail featured an article about the Walmart Supercentre in Ancaster, Ontario, which is being touted as a ‘test lab’ that is designed for the digital age. Walmart Canada chief executive Lee Tappenden provided an overview of the store and what sets it apart from the other 400+ Walmart locations across Canada.
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