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Yesterday, it was Target saying that it is hoping to improve the performance of its relatively new Canadian business by revamping and expanding its product selection. Now, Global News reports, Walmart Canada "is throwing half a billion dollars at expanding hundreds of locations into 'supercentres' this year that offer a full complement of groceries on top of the thousands of products it already sells."

The story goes on to say that "Walmart didn’t specify whether the cuts were on food products or on general merchandise, but experts say it was likely a blend of both."

And, the story says, "The country’s biggest supermarket operator, Loblaw, said late last month prices continue to fall on dry good items like cereal, crackers and cookies (though fresh foods like meat and produce are rising sharply). It’s a battle that’s only intensified as Walmart has rolled out more supercentres."
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