Loblaw news

28 October 2019
Loblaw has opened a new store-front, PC Express, in downtown Toronto where customers can pick up their online grocery orders. Over 700 pickup points across Canada Loblaw is the leading online grocery ecommerce retailer in Canada. Over the last few years it has developed a network of over 700 pickup points and launched an on-demand delivery service in partnership with Instacart. While most o...
13 August 2019
Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart chain has launched a new campaign, The Beauty Project, showcasing beauty and skincare ranges curated by seven beauty enthusiasts. Curated collections The Beauty Project features existing products within Shoppers Drug Mart’s ranges. They have been selected by enthusiasts which include a stylist and influencer, a musician, a make-up artist and an entrepreneur. Each...
25 July 2019
We review Loblaw’s second quarter performance, including how its data-driven approach to trading impacted its food retail performance. Strongest drug retail performance in three years Loblaw’s Q2 revenue increased by 2.9% to $11.1bn, with retail segment sales up 2.9% to $10.9bn. Food retail same-store sales increased 0.6%, while drug retail same-store sales were up 4.0%. The latter represen...
18 June 2019
Loblaw is expanding its food waste programme with Flashfood to additional stores across Canada. Products purchased through the Flashfood app The Flashfood app enables Loblaw customers to purchase food items nearing expiration at a reduced price, with discounts of up to 50%. Earlier this year, Loblaw launched the programme in 139 stores in Quebec. This has been extended to its Real Canadian ...
27 May 2019
Canada’s leading food retailer, Loblaw, has launched several new plant-based products as part of its President’s Choice private label range. Strong on-shelf identity The new range covers several different product categories including frozen desserts and meat-less burgers. Using a green design concept, which incorporates a new ‘Plant-Based’ leaf logo, the products can be easily identified on...
13 May 2019
We look at how Loblaw is using gamification to drive home its low-price credentials within its No Frills discount business. Supporting the brand’s new marketing campaign No Frills has launched a new web-based game, Hauler: Aisles of Glory. The retro 8-bit 2D animation video game, which can be played in-browser on mobile, tablet and desktop, supports the brand’s new marketing campaign which ...
02 May 2019
We review Loblaw’s first quarter results and three of its major initiatives for the current financial year. Food retail same-store sales up 2.0% Loblaw’s first quarter revenue increased 3.1% to $10.7bn, with retail segment sales up 2.9% to $10.5bn. Food retail same-store sales increased 2.0%, with drug retail same-store sales up 2.2%. Operating income increased 19.9% to $451m. Within food r...
18 April 2019
Loblaw’s drugstore business, Shoppers Drug Mart, has started to offer same-day delivery through the company’s partnership with Instacart. Builds on existing relationship with Instacart Instacart is a crowd-sourced, on-demand, online delivery service. It initially partnered with Loblaw in 2017, marking its entry into the Canadian market. Until now, the service was only available through the ...
04 April 2019
Loblaw is launching a trial digital advertising service that rewards customers with loyalty points for seeing relevant and tailored ads on third-party websites. Providing customers with more relevant digital ads This new programme will optimise data from Loblaw’s PC Optimum loyalty and rewards scheme to provide its customers with more relevant ads as they browse the internet. PC Optimum is ...
03 March 2019
We look at Loblaw’s latest initiative to reduce food waste within its stores. Piloting the programme in Quebec 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. The retailer has initially made the service available to customers at nine Maxi stores in Quebec. By the end of ...