Yeah Loblaw never did well in the states. National was their American division and while it was profitable towards the end of its existence it was never as profitable as the Canadian division. In fact over the 1970s and 80s National was constantly shrunk until it only served a few American cities. Eventually Loblaw would sell National in the mid-90s probably to focus on the ultra important Canadian division as Walmart came on the scene.EastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑ The TL;DR of @lecale 's posts are: Support Canadian Monopolies! Who Needs Competition! Let's Pick 1 Winner (and his name is WESTONETTE) And Screw The Others!
Maybe he needs to add Tim Horton, Ted Rogers and Sandy McTire to go next to the Westonette teen idol poster on his bedroom wall.
For consumers, COMPETITION IS GOOD. I do my best to avoid Loblaws, Canadian Tire, and Rogers (and all of their brands) as much as possible (and I always hated Tim's products) because of how dominant/monopolistic they are. We need competition for consumer choice and honest pricing. God help us if Westonette merges with CT and Rogers. That is SCARY shit. But apparently that would be a consumer utopia for @lecale.
Westonette would be an also-ran in the USA against the likes of Wegmans, Trader Joe's, Aldi, Meijer, etc. In Europe they'd be nobodies against Tesco, Aldi, Carrefour, Lidl, etc. They only do well here due to protectionism and a severe lack of FOREIGN competition to keep them honest. Big fish in a small pond.
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