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Loblaws, Toronto, 2007

Loblaws is a supermarket chain of 68 stores, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. Loblaws is a division of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food distributor. Image File history File links LoblawsLogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1391 KB) Location: Loblaws, Toronto, Canada, 2007 Author: Sikander Date: February 16th 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1391 KB) Location: Loblaws, Toronto, Canada, 2007 Author: Sikander Date: February 16th 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... Nickname: Flower City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Mayor Susan Fennell Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members) MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi MPPs Vic Dhillon, Linda Jeffrey, Kuldip Kular Area    - City 266. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest food retailer in Canada, with over 1,690 supermarkets operating under a variety of names including: Atlantic Superstore, Atlantic SuperValu, Atlantic Cash & Carry, SaveEasy, Dominion-Superstores, Extra Foods, Maxi, Provigo, Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, and Zehrs. ...


Loblaws stores used to be located across Canada, until the early 1960s when most were renamed SuperValu and, later as Real Canadian Superstore. They also used to operate stores in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. The chain also had a few stores with its own name in Western NY State. These were sold to Bells Markets in the mid 1970s. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... SuperValu is an Irish supermarket chain owned by the Musgraves wholesaler firm. ... Real Canadian Superstore outlet in Courtenay, British Columbia. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


The largest Loblaws in Canada is located in the Barrhaven community of Ottawa, Ontario.[citation needed]Actor William Shatner did a number of television commercials for Loblaws in the 1970s, and would finish the ad spots by saying, "By gosh, the price is right". Barrhaven is a suburban area located in the southwest corner of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, about 20 km (12 miles) southwest of downtown Ottawa. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... William Bill Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor, who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Management shakeup

In September 2006, Loblaws president John Lederer resigned by mutual agreement, following numerous quarters of poor results and the stock's drop in value by a third, being replaced by former Canadian Tire retail president Mark Foote. Galen Weston, the majority owner of Loblaws' parent company, resigned as chairman and was succeeded by his son Galen Jr. Alan Leighton, a longtime advisor to the senior Weston, was brought as Deputy Chairman. Lederer's predecessor Richard Currie criticized the move as unnecessary, while Dave Nichol said that management shakeup was overdue. Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC CTC.a, CTC) is one of Canadas 35 largest publicly traded companies and operates an inter-related network of businesses engaged in retailing, financial services and petroleum. ... Willard Gordon Galen Weston, OC, OOnt, (born October 29, 1940) is a Canadian businessman and descendant of George Weston of the George Weston Bakeries Limited. ... David Nichol (born 1940) is an award-winning Canadian Product Marketing expert. ...


Much of the results were blamed on Lederer's plan to combat the threat of Wal-mart's Supercenter grocery stores. Consolidating its distribution centres, which supposedly made the supply chain more efficient, resulted in the departure of many of the chain's general merchandise buyers who were unwilling to move. There were numerous delays and coordination problems as suppliers had trouble shipping their goods to stores on time, and Loblaws was forced to markdown it in order to liquidate excess inventory. Expanded its inventory to general merchandise, supposedly to make a one-stop location like Wal-Mart Supercenters, was considered by many customers to be below the standards of Loblaws. [1] [2] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


See also

Supermarkets, past and present, include: // Originating (HQ) country first. ... David Nichol (born 1940) is an award-winning Canadian Product Marketing expert. ...

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