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  • FiveMacs
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    2 months ago

    Remember… ‘independant’ is not local…it’s just Loblaws.

    • streetfestivalOP
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      2 months ago

      Thank you for highlighting this. When loblaws has 27% market share in this country it’s tough keeping track of all the aliases.

      The linked to resource should be for “independent” grocers in the generic use of the term in a business context, ie, non-corporate. The resource was setup specifically for the loblaws boycott, so I’m pretty confident there are no loblaws-owned stores on it.

      As @FiveMacs helpfully points out though, loblaws does operate a store called “Independent” that is not as advertised. From wiki:

      Your Independent Grocer (YIG), known colloquially as “Independent” or “Yours” is a supermarket chain in Canada with more than 100 locations. It has stores in every province and territory except Manitoba, Nunavut, and Quebec. It is a unit of National Grocers, itself a unit of Loblaw Companies Limited.