Article Date 26/10/2020

Loblaw follows Walmart in imposing new fees on suppliers to help pay for upgrades

Source Financial Post

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. has told its suppliers that it will charge more fees to get their products on shelves, escalating an already tense standoff between supermarkets and food producers.

Loblaw, the largest grocery chain in Canada that owns Shoppers Drug Mart, Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills, on Thursday sent letters informing suppliers of the extra fees while also asking them to "keep in mind" that it is investing $6 billion over the next five years to upgrade its stores and e-commerce operations.

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