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Friday, January 14, 2011

Buffalo North?

So as you may have heard, Target has bought out Zellers for $1.8 Billion.

Like with any change, some people are thrilled and others are not.

Like when Wal-Mart moved North in the early 90's and took over Woolco stores - some Canadians were open to it, some loved it, and others thought we were becoming the 51st state... Fast-forward a few years and Wal-Mart is a staple in many Canadian towns.

Trying to be optimistic, it means that jobs are created in Canada and that less people are headed across the boarder to shop at these retailers.

On the other side of the coin, where is our Canadian identity going?

While retailers like Shoppers Drug Mart, Giant Tiger, and Canadian Tire remain symbolically Canadian, what is the difference?

When you go shopping (for everyday items) do you make an effort to be patriotic, or just look for the best price?

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