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    Target announces Starbucks as coffee retailer for Canadian stores (Starbucks Newsroom)

    Loblaws launching loyalty program to coincide with Target entry (Globe and Mail)

    Zellers reviews options for outlets ‘left behind’ (Globe and Mail)

    Canadian malls are the Target of expansion(Montreal Gazette)

    Sobeys and Target: a winning combination (Financial Post)

    Target’s rejected sites in high demand by rival retailers (Globe & Mail)

    Walmart, Canadian Tire in Target's crosshairs (Financial Post)

    What we can expect: Tony Fisher talks about Target Canada (Financial Post)

    Target’s Canadian foray hits cost hurdle (Globe & Mail)

    Announcement of which Zellers are to convert coming by end of May? CTV

    "Death of Canadian retail greatly exaggerated" Rona CEO (Financial Post

    Impact on Canadian Tire (Financial Post)

    Canadian Retail Industry Viewpoints (Profit Magazine)





    Shoppers Drug Mart president out, Galen Weston in, as Loblaw shakes up management

    The management shuffle announced at Loblaw Companies Ltd. on Thursday was met with mixed reaction from retail analysts.

    The surprise changes saw Galen G. Weston, executive chairman of Loblaw Companies Ltd., expand his executive powers by taking over as president from the departing Vicente Trius, who is returning to Brazil citing family reasons, and included the announced departure of Shoppers Drug Mart president Domenic Pilla.

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    In small-town Ontario, a protest by shoppers over being ‘horse-traded’

    The guiding principle of the Competition Bureau proclaims the overriding power of the well-meant abstraction: Competition is good.

    But somewhere in the unbridgeable distance between the bureau’s office block in Gatineau, Que., and the horse-drawn Mennonite buggies clip-clopping down the busy main street of Elmira, Ont., this benevolent concept has taken a troubling turn.

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    Loblaw tests out smaller discount grocery store format in Calgary

    Canada’s largest grocer is trying out a new discount small-store format in a bid to attract more customers in urban areas.

    Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) said it opened the new 10,000-square foot store a few weeks ago in Calgary.

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    Competition Board Tribunal


    Competition Bureau Reaches Consent Agreement in Loblaw/Shoppers Deal

    Agreement requires the selling of certain stores and behavioural restrictions

    March 21, 2014 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

    The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached a Consent Agreement with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) to remedy competition concerns related to its proposed acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (Shoppers). The Consent Agreement will require the sale of 18 retail stores, and 9 pharmacies within a Loblaw store to an independent operator. It also contains certain behavioural restrictions on Loblaw programs and agreements with suppliers.

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