Bin Update!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

Hey all, just wanted to give everyone an update on the current shopping bin situation. If you’re not sure what a shopping bin is, it’s basically a plastic box made by InStore Products Limited. Most people are familiar with the PC GREEN Box version of this product, but now other stores are selling their own … Read More

The Shopping Bin Reference Sheet

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

For your information, here is a chart of all the shopping bins, that I know of, currently for sale in Canada! It will be continuously updated as I come across new bins. Bin Price Reference Link PC GreenĀ® Box $7.00 Reusable Grocery Green Bin | ZehrsPC GREEN Box With Strap | PC.ca (presidentschoice.ca) Real Canadian … 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

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

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

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 thereā€™s another bin that Iā€™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