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

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

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

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

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

Mugs

Categories: Jacob's Mind

No Name actually made mugs once, who knew!?