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

Categories: Jacob's Mind, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Shop

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, Eastern Ontario, London Most Loblaws stores have … Read More

Bins! Bins! Bins!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

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

Student Discounts – Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph

Categories: Shop

Here is a list of various student discounts I have found in the region: Kitchener-Waterloo Grocery Stores Bulk Barn 10% off your purchase every Wednesday when you present your student card (includes High School, University, and College students). Sobeys Bridgeport 10% off groceries every Tuesday when you scan your AirMiles card and present your student … Read More

Bin Update – The Walmart Bins are Back!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

I was at the Woodlawn Walmart in Guelph a few days ago, and I noticed, at the front near the self-checkouts, that the once missing Walmart Bins are back! Based on what I saw they are identical to the older Walmart bins the company used to sell before 2019 when they mysteriously disappeared. Same shade … Read More

Canadian English Reference

Categories: Jacob's Mind

In Canada we follow a modified version of English which includes a mix of spelling from both the United Kingdom and the United States. Most Canadians are unaware of the proper way to spell many words in Canadian English. This reference indicates some common mistakes: The ‘U’ In Canadian English words which end in -or … Read More

Great Canadian Grocery Chart

Categories: Loblaw Companies Ltd, Meta, Shop

Ever wondered how the ownership of grocery stores in Canada stacks up? I have compiled a list of Canada’s 5 largest grocers so that you can easily see who owns what. Spoiler: there’s less competition than you might think. To read more: https://jacobnelson.ca/Great-Canadian-Grocery-Chart.html

More Bins! – Chalo! FreshCo

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

I took a trip to Brampton today and I got a new bin! This time a purple one from Chalo! FreshCo. If you’ve never heard of Chalo! FreshCo, it’s like FreshCo but with an extended product line, featuring items targeted towards the South Asian community. There aren’t many Chalo! FreshCo locations, although recently a few … Read More

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: Bin, 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: Bin, 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