Canada’s largest supermarket chain says it plans to invest in the 20 best food stores in the GTA by enhancing the food, stocking more local produce and hiring 1,000 extra service staff under a program it calls “Back to Best.”
Loblaw Cos. said the improved stores are part of a wider campaign to generate more sales to help offset rising fuel and grain costs, which are hurting the food industry.
The company, which has been cutting prices to compete with lower-cost rivals, said it would continue to do so.
Executive chair Galen G. Weston said the company’s ability to get products on store shelves has improved in the 400 stores where it is using a shelf tagging system to identify products that need to be restocked.
Loblaw to upgrade 20 GTA stores
Loblaw Cos. said the improved stores are part of a wider campaign togenerate more sales to help offset rising fuel and grain costs, whichare hurting the food industry.