- Jack Squat
- July 17, 2013 - 19:09
The state of grocery stores in this entire geographical location are appalling. Where else can you go though a grocery store and see the weekly meat specials in grocery shopping carts unrefrigerated and waiting for people to pick through them. Luckily I work in the metro St. John's area so I can continue to support Costco as much as possible until the poor state of shopping options in this community is corrected.
- July 17, 2013 - 11:38
Are they going to follow their St. John's example? Buy up the other potential supermarket locations, sit on them, turn them into dead malls - so that everyone needs to drive to one of their mega stores? Great business model for non-local investors - and the suburbanites seem to love it. The rest of the city - students, elderly, working poor - we are all screwed over by Loblaw's success at destroying local business and their refusal to sell or lease properties in the city centre to other companies (Ropewalk Lane, Newfoundland Drive, Churchill Square...)
- Another Buisness Man
- July 17, 2013 - 13:25
That's how Loblaw makes its money; through intelligent investing. It's called FREE ENTERPRISE. The students, elderly and working poor don't have enough money to be of interest to real entrepreneurs. They are a drag on society. Let them walk.
- July 17, 2013 - 17:00
@Another Businessman Idiot.
- July 17, 2013 - 10:10
With Loblaw's getting bigger and bigger due to the Shoppers Drug Mart acquisition, as this company gets larger, they will use this power and influence to turn their back on small towns and get away with it. Lessons learned, never trust Loblaw's or Sobey's to build business parks as they will say one thing and do another.
- a business man
- July 18, 2013 - 18:51
I am okay with Loblaws turning its back on small towns. I have turned my back on small towns and made lots of money by doing so. If I can do it, so can Loblaws. If anything, I hope they do it simply because they have the right to do so.