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Longo's has partnered with Amsterdam Brewery to integrate a brewery into its new store in Liberty Village, Toronto. It offers customers a sip-and-shop experience whereby they can enjoy a beer or glass of wine whilst they shop.

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We review Couche-Tard’s second quarter performance and the range of programmes and pilots underway which could underpin future growth for the Circle K operator. Strong Q2 performance Total Q2 merchandise and service revenue increased by 2.3% to $3.5bn, with same-store merchandise revenues up 3.3% in Europe, 3.2% in the US and 2.1% in Canada. Net earnings increased 22.3% to $578.6m. These re...
Alimentation Couche-Tard has submitted a AU$8.6bn (US$5.8bn) bid to purchase Caltex Australia. Caltex battling profit downturn The Alimentation Couche-Tard offer is subject to board approval and follows another offer that was made in early October and rejected. Caltex has been repurposing its business in Australia due to a significant downturn in profit margins and already plans to look to ...
Loblaw is extending the range of products that it offers online through the development of an online marketplace. Extended range and supplier partnerships Through this new marketplace, Loblaw will offer an extended range of brands and products across baby, toy, home, kitchen and pet categories. Although the retailer offers a broad general-merchandise offer through its hypermarkets, this wil...

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18/11/2019
We visited Walmart Canada's new hypermarket concept in Toronto. The new concept is part of Walmart’s hypermarket of the future programme and aims to appeal particularly to younger customers and families.
31/10/2019
Loblaw is partnering with Toronto-based Flashfood, which has developed an app that enables consumers to benefit from deep discounts on surplus food at grocery retailers.
29/10/2019
Avril Supermarche´ Sante´ in Laval is the first retailer to use CultiGo, a revolutionary and environmentally friendly vertical farming platform that can grow a variety of organic micro-herbs on-site all year round.
24/10/2019
Canada’s second-largest food retailer, Sobeys, is partnering with Caper to test an intelligent shopping cart at a store in Oakville, Ontario.
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