Tim Hortons: Celebrating 50 Years In Canada

Tim Hortons will mark its 50th anniversary this May and the company has already unveiled its new “50 Years Fresh” look to help celebrate this event.  This iconic Canadian company has reason to celebrate as it rolls in 50 years of success across Canada. As successful as this company is today, it didn’t start out
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Loblaw’s Click-And-Collect Ready And Poised For Success

Just last month, grocery giant Loblaw announced plans to test a new click-and-collect service at 3 stores in the Greater Toronto area.  Under the new click-and-collect model, customers order online and pickup in store. In contrast to door-to-door delivery, click-and-collect is considered more profitable since it eliminates the costly process of delivery.  It lowers labour
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Spotted By Field Agent At Starbucks US

Starbucks has been making news lately as they capitalise on their overall brand strength (ranked 91st most valuable brand in the world in 2013 by Interbrand) to forge into new areas of business beyond their omni-present coffee shops. A stronger push into Grocery, through single serve coffee offerings (K-Cup, etc) and non-coffee beverages. Two key
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Starbucks Dives Into Grocery Stores

These days Starbucks is showing up everywhere.  Whether it is on board the USS Boxer assault ship, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the ski in/ski out Starbucks in Squaw Valley, California or just down the street, consumers have a multitude of locations to choose from all over the world. In spite of the success of
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Two Views On The Sobeys Store Sale To Overwaitea And FCL

In February, Sobeys announced a deal in which it will sell 30 of its stores in Western Canada to the Overwaitea Group and Federated Co-op (FCL) for approximately $430 million.  Total combined annual sales for the 30 stores are approximately $690 million. Sobeys was required to sell 23 stores as a result of an agreement
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