Has the Loblaw boycott boosted business for independent grocers?

While some Canadians pledged to boycott Loblaw-owned stores for the month of May, the boycott is being extended by organizers “indefinitely.”

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While a nationwide boycott of Loblaw-owned grocery stores is extended by its organizers, some independent grocers in Ottawa have noticed a boost in sales.

Organized in an 80,0000-member group on the social media platform Reddit, some Canadians pledged to boycott Loblaw-owned stores for the month of May, due to mounting frustrations with higher food prices and a lack of competition in the grocery sector.

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This week, the group announced the boycott would continue indefinitely.

“Over the coming months, boycott organizers will focus on empowering consumers through education on key topics and engaging in advocacy efforts to garner political attention and raise awareness via social media challenges,” a social media post reads.

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