Looks Like Buying Shoppers Drug Mart Paid Off For Loblaw

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Customers shopping for groceries should prepare to pay more as stores pass on the rising costs of the weak Canadian dollar, Loblaw Companies...

Ontario Needs to Allow Competition for its Alcohol Industry to Prosper

Aaron Binder | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The Ontario Liberal government's recent announcement to allow beer sales in grocery stores and craft brewer membership to The Beer Store's executive board is a first step to actually repealing prohibitive practices from production to distribution to consumer rights. But from the production to the sales process, Ontario liquor laws are antiquated as the ideals that formed them. This prohibition won't end in earnest until the playing field is leveled and competition, real competition, is allowed in Ontario.

Loblaws Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Bangladesh Factory Collapse

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Loblaws is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the retail giant knew of a "significant and specific risk" to workers making ...

Toronto Should Embrace Innovation, Not Police It

Paul Barter | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

If Toronto and Canada really want to compete in the new global economy we need to innovate; sticking our head in the sand or relying on outdated statutes doesn't cut it. If there are legitimate concerns about specific facets of these new business models, then legislators need to meet with the firms and address them. It's time to get on with it.

Uber Teams Up With Loblaws To Offer Free Rides In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ride-hailing service Uber is teaming with Loblaws (TSX:L), Canada's largest grocer, in an experimental program that offers free rides to Tor...

Loblaws To Sell Cheaper 'Naturally Imperfect' Produce

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) has launched a program to sell blemished, misshapen or undersized produce under the No Name Naturally Imp...

Loblaw's Massive Expansion Plan

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada's largest supermarket chain has big plans for expansion this year, as it increases its footprint in the competitive grocery market.Lo...

Why Loblaws Just Doubled Its Profit

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. more than doubled its fourth-quarter profit last year, primarily as a result of its acquisition of Shoppers Dru...

Loblaw Recalls Cereal Brand

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Loblaw is recalling a brand of cereal because of possible plastic contamination.The affected product, PC Blue Menu brand Bran Flakes Cereal, ...

Competition Bureau Probing Loblaws

CP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The federal Competition Bureau is investigating the relationship between grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) and a number of its su...

Loblaws Launching Drive-Through Grocery Service

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Business

In the annals of retail history, Loblaws’ move to launch a drive-through grocery pick-up service could be followed by the statement “...and superm...

Loblaws Recalls Glasses That Break When Filled With Hot Liquid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) is recalling Everyday Essentials brand 15 ounce glass bowl mugs and 14 ounce glass tapered mugs.The com...

A Prize Week For Authors In Canada

Stephen Weir | Posted 11.17.2014 | 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...


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 ...