Loblaw news

20 July 2018
As we move firmly into the second half of the year, we round up the best retail/food-to-go fusion formats we’ve seen so far this year, and highlight a couple we are looking forward to seeing in H2. Fresh the Good Food Market, Camden St, Dublin This store lives and breathes food-to-go. The run of counters down one side of the store is a common feature in Fresh stores, and helps demonstrate t...
28 June 2018
By 2025, Loblaw is to spend $150m more each year with Canadian farmers, buying local fresh produce that otherwise would have been imported. Extending the Canadian growing season Given the relatively short growing season and climate conditions in Canada, many fresh produce products must be imported. As part of this program, Loblaw will work with local farmers to develop innovative growing tech...
07 June 2018
Loblaw has launched the first of nine planned PC Express pickup locations within its Shoppers Drug Mart stores in the Greater Toronto Area. Optimising a significant store estate The launch of the PC Express pickup service within the Shoppers Drug Mart stores follows on from the launch of the service at five GO Transit stations in the city earlier this year. The service enables customers to ...
03 May 2018
Loblaw is set to roll-out its grocery ecommerce pickup and delivery services nationally, reaching 70% of Canadians by the end of the year. Adding 500 PC Express pick-up locations this year Loblaw will extend its store pickup service to 500 additional locations this year, taking the total to over 700. This is a major ramp-up of the program, which will also see the expansion of the PC Express...
27 February 2018
Loblaw is partnering with transit organisation Metrolinx to launch a new PC Express grocery pickup service at five GO Transit stations in the Greater Toronto Area. Testing range of pickup solutions The new PC Express service will launch at five GO Transit stations this spring, before being expanded in phases to additional sites in the region. The service will allow commuters to pre-order gr...
22 February 2018
We review Loblaw’s fourth quarter performance and the outlook for the year ahead. Loyalty launch adds $211m to costs Loblaw’s fourth quarter retail sales fell by 1.2% to $10.7bn, reflecting the divestment of its gas bar business. Excluding this impact, sales improved around 2.1%. Food retail same-store sales were up 0.5%, while drug retail saw a 3.6% improvement. Operating income in the qua...
06 February 2018
Loblaw has launched its new loyalty program, PC Optimum, combining its previous Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus loyalty programs. A platform for cross-promotions and events across its assets The new program is accessible through a single card or app, enabling members to earn and redeem loyalty points across Loblaw's network of stores and its ecommerce sites. This creates a more seamless experi...
02 January 2018
We look at the growth priorities for the four major grocery retailers in Canada over the next 12 months, as they focus on topline growth against a backdrop of increasing cost headwinds. Loblaw: loyalty and digital initiatives Loblaw’s activities in 2018, particularly in the first half of the year, will be shaped by the flurry of announcements which were made over the last two months. Its mo...
21 November 2017
Loblaw is piloting a fee-based subscription program, PC Insiders, offering a range of perks to its most loyal customers, including free online delivery for its non-food websites and free pickup for its grocery click and collect service. Targeting most loyal shoppers PC Insiders has been developed to reward customers that shop across a range of the retailer’s brands, both in-store and online...
15 November 2017
Loblaw is partnering with Instacart to offer grocery delivery in Toronto and Vancouver. Rapid expansion across additional cities expected in 2018 Beginning in December, online grocery orders from Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and T&T stores will be delivered by Instacart to customers' homes in as little as one hour in Toronto. The service will be expanded to the Greater Vancouver area i...