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Thread: Canadian Tire to back away from food?

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe...article533625/

    Interesting story about Canadian Tire and food and how they may be backing away from it. Also touches on other retailers. Worthy read.
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    That only makes sense, don't know why they tried in the first place. Ours doesn't have food, other than a few snackies.

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    While I understand why it's not good business for them, it makes for great shopping for me on scratch card days.

    I will miss it.
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    I would never buy food from Canadian Tire. I'm even scared of the chocolate bars they sell. Just something about the idea of buying food at a hardware store :s
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    i can understand why.. when you think of going to get milk and eggs Canadian tire is NOT the first place that comes to mind, once they had cola onsale and even that was expired (3 months past expiry!)
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    Never saw food at CT other than holiday treats or a few goodies they had at cash.
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    They do carry potato chip bags and the occasional bagged candy in store-store managers probably know some adults have to buy "peace" items if shopping with youngsters.

    I have yet to venture into the Centre on Barton CT store to see what that grocery section carries. Best to check it out soon before CT brings in the Sports Chek dept. in the bigger stores.
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    I've only have ever purchased the occasional lollipop from CT. I don't think that I would purchase my food from them. It just doesn't make sense. Also, many of the CT's in my area are in the same complex as grocery store, so it seems kind of redundant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaney View Post
    I would never buy food from Canadian Tire. I'm even scared of the chocolate bars they sell. Just something about the idea of buying food at a hardware store :s
    Yet, Costco sells food and tires, Zellers sells food and hardware, Super Walmart sells food and tires, and people seem o.k. with that. So why not Canadian Tire?

    BTW, Target Canada may also sell food and hardware too, if they do the same as in the US.
    Last edited by Shwa Girl; Mon, Aug 6th, 2012 at 08:06 AM.
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    Canadian Tire is my goto place to get milk. It is cheaper than Costco and .30 cheaper than Walmart. I will definatly miss it. My location sells a lot of milk and the coolers are usually empty by the end of the day.

    I do find the rest of the food items quite expensive though so really no surprise they are not doing well overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalmom2 View Post
    Canadian Tire is my goto place to get milk. It is cheaper than Costco and .30 cheaper than Walmart. I will definatly miss it. My location sells a lot of milk and the coolers are usually empty by the end of the day.
    And you can pay for milk with Canadian Tire money too.

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    My friend bought a Snickers bar at CT once and she told me it tasted like rubber.

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