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 […]

The Market Now Open in Yorkville

Cynthia Cheng A new grocery store has opened on Bloor and Park.  Catering to the DINK/condo crowd, the The Market by Longo’s opened on Wednesday, March 3.  The Market is a concept which Longo’s started a few years ago, opening in more urban areas of the city.  The stores are smaller than regular Longo’s supermarkets and […]

Most Happy with Loblaw's Acquisition of T&T

Not surprisingly, close to 50% (at 47%) of you thought that Loblaw’s acquisition of T&T is a good thing – after all, it is taking the chain out of foreigners’ (Taiwanese and Americans) hands.  29% of you weren’t too sure – T&T is priced better for the type of inventory they sell, and are worried […]

T&T and Loblaws: A Good Match Together?

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Metro Inc. Goes National

Metro Inc. (TSX: MRU-A), a supermarket chain based out of Montreal was in the news quite a bit back inthe fall. The company, which until recently operated under a variety of different names across the country, decided to streamline its so-called “conventional” chains at the end of 2008.  This means that familiar names like Dominion, A&P and […]

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) […]