Loblaws

A Prize Week For Authors In Canada

Stephen Weir | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada
Stephen Weir

Yesterday it was the Giller. This morning it was the Griffin and the Weston Prizes and this weekend Word On The Street. This week is the busiest time ...

Canadian Retailers Must Put Child Labour on the Agenda

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Today's products come to you courtesy of a whole string of contractors and subcontractors, each with different employment and safety standards. Moving down the supply chain, you often find children forced to work in brutal, dangerous conditions for very little pay. Hours are so long that many have no chance to continue in school, relegating them to lifetimes of low-paid labour.

Loblaws Goes Middle Eastern

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business

Even as it consolidates the Shoppers Drug Mart chain into its network of stores, Loblaws is expanding again, this time with an eye on capturing a grea...

Big Changes At Loblaws, Shoppers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Business

With the Loblaw Cos. purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart completed, Canada’s largest retailer has begun the process of integrating the two brands, and ha...

Loblaws Merger Gets OK

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. has received approval from the Competition Bureau for its $12.4-billion purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart, with a few sti...

Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

David R. Miller | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.

Loblaws Makes A Huge Change On Salmon

CP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Grocery giant Loblaws will be the first retailer in North America to sell a new type of responsibly-farmed salmon, an offering it hopes wi...

Joe Fresh Is Going Seriously Global

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business

Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) is bringing its Joe Fresh discount clothing line overseas in a major expansion that will target fashionist...

Who Will Win Canada's Retail War?

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There is little doubt the retail landscape in Canada is changing as increasing numbers of big name U.S. chains shop for customers north of t...

Good Corporate Citizens Don't Take Cash From Taxpayers

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Can a company truly be considered a good corporate citizen while taking money from taxpayers through corporate welfare? Corporate welfare happens when a government makes a political decision to use tax dollars to favour one company over another. While all of us understand we need to pay taxes to fund societal benefits like hospitals, schools and infrastructure, most feel government should not use our money to pick winners and losers in business by handing out grants to specific companies.

Loblaws To Compensate Factory Collapse Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it will provide long-term financial assistance to the victims and families affected by a de...

Layoffs

CP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is reducing its management and administrative ranks by 275 employees. The company, Canada's largest grocer...

Superstore Workers End Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Workers at Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Liquorstore outlets in Alberta have ratified a new contract, ending a short strike at ...

End Of Superstore Strike Within Sight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike by more than 8,000 workers at Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L:) Real Canadian Superstore and ...

Superstore Strike

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

The strike is on for Superstore employees across Alberta. According to CTV News, nearly 8,500 workers at 28 Superstore locations in Alberta walked ...

Massive Boycott Threatened

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Union leaders say Superstore outlets in Alberta will face a consumer boycott if its workers end up going on strike Sunday over a contract d...

Public Relations Dark Art Secrets -- Where, Oh, Where Should It Be?

Stephen Weir | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Stephen Weir

I have done it in a plane. On a train. There was that time amongst Cuba's sugar cane. Always too often in the rain, and even yes, once in Spain (well ...

Loblaw Escalates Canada's Grocery Wars

CBC | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Business

Loblaw's decision to buy Shoppers Drug Mart is an attempt by the country's largest supermarket chain to stay atop the heap in Canada's ...

What Happens To No Name Brand, Optimum Points Now?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business

With the announcement Monday morning that grocery giant Loblaws has bid to buy pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4-billion deal, many consume...

There's A New Grocer In Town

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

Canada's largest grocer is trying out a new discount small-store format in a bid to attract more customers in urban areas.Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) sai...

Joe Fresh Does The Right Thing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. said Tuesday that it will sign a pact to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of a fa...

'Pushed Toward Death'

CP | Julhas Alam, The Associated Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly t...

Eyes On Loblaw

CBC | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Business

International labour rights groups say they will be closely watching Canada's Loblaw Companies. Ltd., along with other retailers, to see if they live ...

How Loblaws Plans To Make 'Lasting Change' After Factory Collapse

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it will include the structural integrity of buildings in audits of suppliers in the wake of the collapse of a bui...

Forget Factory Collapse, Loblaws Making Mad Cash

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Business

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is pledging more help to victims in the collapse of an illegally built factory in Bangladesh where some of its Joe Fresh clothin...