Bloor Street Market Opens!

The supermarket formerly known as Valu-Mart has reopened as the Bloor Street Market at the Manulife Centre.  Joining other grocery stores in the area such as Pusateri and Longo’s The Market, this new store, which is owned by Loblaws, is probably the largest in the area next to Whole Foods.  Like many other urban-focused grocery […]

Poll Results: Reusuable Bags all the Way!!!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Loblaws, a Canadian grocery chain has started to charge shoppers 5 cents per plastic bag. Do you bring your own bags to supermarkets? It turns out that most of you are environmentally conscious, with 55% bringing bags to the supermarket (so what kind of bags do you bring?  Store brand […]

Poll Results: Business and Working Moms

Last week Prospere Magazine asked its readers what types of posts they’d like to see in Prospere Magazine.  By far, business and working mom-related pieces (tied, at close to 43%) outnumbered other choices.  Arts-related reviews (concerts, theatre, exhibitions, etc…) came in a distant second, at 14.3%.  Would you agree with these results?  This week, we are asking:  […]

Do You Bring Your Own Bags to the Supermarket?

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Whole Foods: Whole, Natural Lifestyle

Whole Foods Markets (NASDAQ:WFMI) is an international supermarket chain known for its organic products, located in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. The chain first opened its doors in 1980 when SaferWay merged with Clarksville Natural Grocery. Its first store was in Texas, then expanded to other parts of the United States, and eventually […]

Loblaws: Not Just a Regular Supermarket

This is the debut article in Prospere Magazine’s public company profiles.  The purpose of this column is not to give finanicial advice or analysis, but to highlight how these companies affect our every day lives.  With Canadian Thanksgiving is this coming weekend, what better a stock profile is a supermarket? Loblaw Group of Companies (TSX: L) […]