Acquired by Loblaw, Are the Glory Days at T&T Over?
I shop at T&T on Cherry St. at least 3 times a week. Maybe that's inefficient grocery planning but I just can't get enough of the store and love to pop by for some cheap salmon, discounted sushi, fresh bok choy, 2 for 1 specials on enoki mushrooms and a host of other goodies at prices and quality unmatched by conventional grocery stores.
But this morning news came that Loblaw has acquired the 17 store chain for $225 million. A great move for Canada's grocery giant to be sure, but will this signal the beginning of the end for the much loved T&T?
I guess that depends on how you define the end. The good news is that hopefully this deal will lead to at least two things:
Will the experience of the T&T stores change from that of a bustling and interesting marketplace to bland PC-branded and No-Name product proliferation?
Let's hope that Galen and Co. do the right thing - let T&T keep doing their thing but provide the resources to make this amazing shopping experience available to more Canadians.
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