Sobeys West Intensifies Its Lower Price Program

This week Sobeys West stores are a sea of orange as part of their “New! Lower Prices Campaign”. Bright orange arrows decorate the flyer, end caps, floor stickers and shelf tags highlighting the “1000’s of items” with lower prices right across the store. All staff are wearing electric orange shirts which I assume they are
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Frito Lay Leverages Local In Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada grows a lot of potatoes (think McCain and Cavendish Farms) accounting for 40% of the total Canadian crop vs. 7% of the total population. The region also produces lots of potato chips with a large Frito Lay production facility in Kentville, NS. While back in my old stomping grounds this past week we
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Walmart Canada Q2 Results – Growth By Supercentre

Here is what Walmart International CEO Doug McMillon had to say about Walmart Canada’s Q2 results in this morning’s earnings call: “And for Canada…Walmart Canada had solid sales growth in the second quarter of this year, with operating income growing faster than sales. Net sales grew 5.0 percent in the second quarter compared to last
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Costco One Foot Ahead Of The Competition

I was in my local Costco store recently and while I was searching for my favorite razor blades (they were no longer listed – but that’s another story – grrrrr) I was amazed to see an orthotics analyzer from Dr. Scholls as part of the Health & Beauty offering. Now, I think that Dr. Scholls
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Kraft Crumbles Its Own Cookie

It appears that for Kraft smaller is better. According to a press release the food giant will be splitting itself into two separate companies with one autonomous business focused on snacks (Oreo, Trident, Cadbury, Milka) and one focused on the North American grocery business (Miracle Whip, Cheese, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter). Of course, Kraft is
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