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The Winnipeg Free Press reports that “Walmart has yet to crash the Winnipeg market with its grocery-store concept but shoppers around town are already feeling its impact.

“Last week, Canada Safeway stores cut their prices on thousands of items across all departments -- dubbed their ‘everyday low prices program’ -- a move designed to win over price-conscious consumers as well as protect current market share.”

According to the story, Canada Safeway spokesman John Graham tells the paper that “Canada Safeway's strategy has incorporated Walmart and other competitors as well as the economic downturn. The amount of discounting varies across products but the move is permanent.”
KC's View:
This ought to be SOP for every retailer. Even if you are not competing with Walmart, pretend there is one down the street.