Safeway Take A Good First Step With “Canadian Grown” Program

Local is a big buzzword in food these days and despite the buzz created in the press and by retailers, Canadians still struggle to have access to local foods. Even at farmers markets across the country, much of the product is not local and many of the vendors are not even farmers. Today’s rapidly expanding
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Target Store List Gets A Little Clearer – And Muddier

On Friday, Target announced the final list of 84 Zellers leases that they would purchase from HBC. These locations are in addition to the 105 stores announced back in May and the one purpose built store slated for Toronto that was announced in June. However, the story is more complicated. Included in the 84 stores
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Back To Campus – Canada’s Next Retail Event

For years we have been accustomed to signing Christmas tunes in August, as Staples owned the share of voice for Back To School with its “Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” television ads (even though in our opinion they dropped the ball by hiring a B-cast member of “Glee” for the 2011 campaign). Walking in
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Cross Border Price Audit: Costco / Walmart

There has been a lot of attention paid to the issue of cross-border price differences lately, which appears to be triggered by the opening of J. Crew’s operation in Canada which had prices higher here than in their US stores. As outlined in a recent Globe & Mail article, J. Crew backtracked after the consumer
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Is It Time For Drive Thru Groceries In Canada?

Canadians love drive-thrus. Most of use one or more a day to get a coffee and bagel for breakfast, a hamburger at lunch or even to withdraw some cash on the way home from work. They’re ubiquitous, convenient and some may argue they are part of our culture. Why hasn’t someone developed a drive-thru supermarket?
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