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  •  Loblaw not a discount chain (9+ / 0-)

    it is mainly a supermarket chain with lots of holdings in bakeries, dairy, drugstores, etc.

    Big company.

    They are involved as the factory made the Joe fresh line of clothing for the company.  This is the companies attempt to have very big stores, with everything in them.  Main reason is to complete against Walmart and now target.

    The link between the brand and the company has been in the news since day 1 of the collapse.

    "The only person sure of himself is the man who wishes to leave things as they are, and he dreams of an impossibility" -George M. Wrong.

    by statsone on Wed May 01, 2013 at 09:38:40 AM PDT

    •  Depends on where you are.... (5+ / 0-)

      I live in Saskatchewan where Loblaws runs Extra Foods, Independent, No Frills and Canadian Superstore.  Where the first three have been majority grocery, Superstore has always sold everything since at least '86.  They have cleaned up their Superstores since Target was announced even before they said where the stores were going for Regina and Saskatoon, adding more trendy products (on top of the Joe Fresh line), better produce and wider, uncluttered aisles.  But stores like that have been here for years. Co-Op comes to mind too since I can vaguely recall in the 70s  groceries and farm equipment at the same store.

    •  I think they run a legal service too (0+ / 0-)

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