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Cowichan Conversations: The Real Canadian Superstore Squeezing the Poor for More Profits is a Big Mistake

Russell Davies

Guest Post- By Russell Davies   The Real Canadian Superstore squeezing the poor for more profits is a big mistake and shows no consideration for low income customers and those of us that are less fortunate.

The recent change of policy on reduced produce shows lack of empathy for people of limited resources. The elderly and those of limited funds are the majority of the shoppers lined up to get bargains in the morning when doors open.

Three weeks ago Superstore changed its reductions from fifty percent off to thirty off stale produce; a slap in the face (Read more…)

Politics, Re-Spun: Joe Fresh & Loblaws: Perpetuating the Early Marginalization of Women

Not so long ago, my friend Becca was shopping at her local Loblaws store (Real Canadian Superstore, for those of us who live in the West.)

Like many people I know, Becca approves of their Joe Fresh clothing line, which offers Canadians the opportunity to buy stylish and seasonal clothing at reasonable prices. Always colourful, fairly hip, and relatively well made, Joe Fresh offers people of all ages and genders opportunity to dress in a manner that would usually cost much more at other retail establishments.

That day, Becca was perusing the children’s section, looking for something for her

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