More no name Products!

Categories: Uncategorized

This week at No Frills you can get some great no name merch. Including a chair and a freezer bag! $10 each.

New Bin Alert – Update!

Categories: Jacob's Mind, Shop

FreshCo had an offer this week. Buy one get one free on their plastic bins. As such, I decided that now was the time to get some FreshCo bins. Here are some pictures of the new additions to my collection :). And as it turns out there’s another bin that I’ll have to get! Chalo … Read More

New Bin Alert!

Categories: Jacob's Mind, Shop

FreshCo has launched their own shopping bin. Like the bins from President’s Choice, Superstore, No Frills, and Walmart (see post) these bins are made by InStore Products Ltd and feature their standard greenbox design. However this time around the bins are fluorescent green with a FreshCo logo on the side. At my local FreshCo I … Read More

Bags! Bags! Bags?

Categories: Shop

Now I know what I said in my last post, I don’t like to use reusable shopping bags, I prefer bins. However on some occasions you need to use a shopping bag over a shopping bin (mainly for small shops and for stores where the shopping carts simply do not fit bags), and because of … Read More

New page

Categories: Meta

I’ve added a new page to my website called /img/. Here, I will post various pictures that I find interesting (mainly of grocery stores and bins).

Pizza Review – Grocery Stores

Categories: Food

It may be a sin to some but I actually do eat grocery store pizza, often in fact. When I’m talking about grocery store pizza however, I’m not referring to the standard store bought frozen pizza. Instead I’m referring to the ready made or take and bake pizza that you often see in the home … Read More

Cart Coins

Categories: Jacob's Mind, Shop

Like people nowadays, I don’t carry cash or coins on me. Most of the time this isn’t an issue as nearly everywhere takes credit cards or Interac now. But there is still one place where you need coins and that’s when getting shopping carts. Now most chains in Canada don’t have coin deposits for their … Read More

Every banner owned by Loblaw (that I can think of)

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Loblaw is one of the largest grocery store companies in Canada, with a mess of current and former banners. Here is a list of all the different banners they have and have had to the best of my knowledge. Current Banners Banner Territory Notes Loblaws Greater Toronto Area Most Loblaws stores have the “Great Food” … Read More


Categories: Jacob's Mind

No Name actually made mugs once, who knew!?

Bins! Bins! Bins!

Categories: Jacob's Mind

Re-usable shopping bags suck, I’m sorry but they just suck. They’re hard to pack (constantly flopping around) and difficult to clean (most are made of a absorbent fabric which requires periodic trips to the washing machine). I don’t like paying for plastic shopping bags (nor dealing with the waste they produce) so what do I … Read More