Save Easy stores being rebranded as Your Independent Grocer

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Your Independent Grocer

Forty-one stores in Atlantic Canada getting a fresh new look, new name

Beginning this week, Save Easy locations across Atlantic Canada including the four in P.E.I. will be converted to Your Independent Grocer stores.

The first 15 stores will be converted this month. The balance will be completed in phases over the next 24 months.

Your Independent Grocer is a name well known in other parts of the country, where 150 other locations operate within the Loblaw family of companies.

“Each one of our 41 stores will be renovated to create a new look and to introduce changes – from our focus on fresh goods, expanded bakery shelving and refrigeration areas to our easy-to-follow signage – which customers should notice the minute they walk through the doors,” said Phil McNeill, senior vice president, Loblaw Companies Limited, Atlantic.

“One thing that won’t change is the existing connections our stores have with their communities. As the name suggests, Your Independent Grocer stores are run by community-minded individuals who understand the important role they play as the local grocer.”

There will be no changes to staffing at the local stores.  

“While the former Save Easy network of stores is one of the smallest in the Loblaw network, Your Independent Grocer is one of the largest, allowing local owners to share great best practices and a proven approaches to grocery retailing with other owners nationwide,” said McNeill. “The conversion is not only a commitment to our customers, it’s a commitment to our local Atlantic franchisees and employees.”

In P.E.I.

Save Easy stores are located in:





Organizations: Loblaw Companies

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, P.E.I.

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Recent comments

  • Harry Cooper
    April 22, 2015 - 09:01

    Your Store in Twillingate, needs big improvrmrnts

  • Harry Cooper
    April 22, 2015 - 09:00

    Your Store in Twillingate, needs bid improvrmrnts

  • Harry Cooper
    April 22, 2015 - 08:52

    I find it very hard to think when you put a sale on in your store in Twillingate, Flyer they only have enougth to to draw the people in. Last week they had on Swift cooked ham and they only had two palots come in stating there was more on the was, but 2 trucks have come in with no ham, and a few weeks before they had on pork chops and only had 30 packs and would not give a rain check, that to me is only to draw the people in and I use that store for all my supplies , what we will have to do is bycot that store and make our store Foodland. They also don't supply Medium Cheddar Cheese anymore no name but they do supply mild but sell very little of that. You can go to Dominion in Grand Fall or Gander and buy all you want. It's Time for a Change 324

  • Linda Gallant
    November 11, 2014 - 04:12

    I would like to comment on Robert Manual's store in Chipman, N.B. I worked for Robert for several years before retiring and am so proud of the new look as Independent Grocer. The store is so attractive, clean and signage is so easy to read. I love what you have done to your store! Congratulations!

  • so sad
    November 10, 2014 - 06:07

    Billy Kays, Save Easy was purchased by Loblaws in 1976. Why do you always have to be so negative and misinformed about everything you comment on.Hope you grow all your own food.

  • James-Morgan Knowles
    November 09, 2014 - 16:19

    Does that mean, SaveEasy is not going to exist anymore?

  • Bill Kays
    Bill Kays
    November 09, 2014 - 16:06

    I really see no reason to celebrate because these stores are being absorbed by the profiteer, the corporation. When is more centralization ever a good idea, especially when it comes to our food security? While being run by a local serf is a usual tool in the corporate toolbox. It is meant to somehow assure local customers and employees that their best interests are being looked out for. Although "run by community-minded individuals who understand the important role they play as the local grocer", please remember that most decisions about where your food comes from is made by the ever growing corporate monster heads. They buy with regional and national interests to maximize profits. While I am glad no jobs have been lost yet, understand that sooner or later, jobs will be lost, for efficiency's sake. Hours will be cut back at first.

    • Should Have
      November 09, 2014 - 19:07

      You should have stayed away kays. Your garbage and rants are not welcomed back.

    • Steve
      November 09, 2014 - 21:43

      Huh? They were owned by Loblaws all along. How exactly are they being "absorbed"?

    • Steve
      November 09, 2014 - 21:44

      Huh? They were owned by Loblaws all along. How exactly are they being "absorbed"?