Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 101 to 119 of 119

Thread: Whole Foods Coming to Edmonton

  1. #101
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,318

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
    I think we go unaffected by the Calgary situation regardless its outcome.

    Vancouver is plenty strong enough to keep the operation viable North of the border. Whole Foods is more about margin than mass.
    except it's not just about individual strong stores. in the grocery business it's more about distribution and supply chain management than individual stores. a strong store might help carry a weaker one in the same market as they will both share some of those costs - and others such as advertising and staff training - but a strong store in a different location won't carry a completely different market even if you were prepared to sacrifice it's strong performance for little or no gain elsewhere.
    Last edited by kcantor; 18-09-2016 at 07:01 PM.
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  2. #102
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Edmonton area.
    Posts
    5,824

    Default

    Maybe they finally realized there are two Superstores, two Walmarts, a Save On, and a T&T within about a mile of there and not very many yuppies living east or west.

  3. #103

    Default

    Noticed they had a sign in one of the large pylon signs along Gateway blvd with the Whole Foods logo on it and "coming soon" written beneath.

  4. #104

    Default

    Yeah that's been there for a long time. Doesn't look like it's going to happen soon, if at all. I believe they cancelled their planned Calgary opening due to economic factors (ie, people don't spend money on luxury foods during a recession)
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" - Einstein

  5. #105

    Default

    ^ah k, was the first time i noticed it, so was unsure if it's been there a while or if it was new. Thanks

  6. #106

    Default

    There were some rumours that Whole Foods might eventually open up in the Ice District, but I'm not sure how much truth is/was behind that.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" - Einstein

  7. #107

    Default

    I noticed that the Whole Foods Opening Soon sign has been removed. Very disappointing. I hope that they still open in the future.

  8. #108

    Default

    Dead project is dead. Went to the one in Victoria a few days ago, wasn't too bad inside. Would have been great to have one here, especially given the issues at P.O.

  9. #109
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    30,041

    Default

    Confirmed - Whole Foods Market expansion cancelled in Alberta
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...nton-1.3927829
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  10. #110
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles; Athens
    Posts
    4,399

    Default

    Big whoop.

    Canada isn't really missing out on much.
    LA today, Athens tomorrow. I miss E-town.

  11. #111

    Default

    There's a reason it's called "Whole Paycheck" by folks who look beyond branding and greenwashed products to actual value.
    I feel in no way entitled to your opinion...

  12. #112
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton
    Posts
    4,238

    Default

    Thing is, all your majors, WalMart, Superstore, Sobeys, Save-on, all carry organic product these days. From what I've seen, these specialty organic stores like Whole Foods routinely charge an arm and a leg for their goods. Major miscalculation by them opening up in a tight economy area. Although they probably made their projections pre-downturn.

    That's a nice-looking conversion job that was done on the previous Canadian Tire store on Calgary Trail, though. Wonder who'll be moving into there.
    Nisi Dominus Frustra

  13. #113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    That's a nice-looking conversion job that was done on the previous Canadian Tire store on Calgary Trail, though. Wonder who'll be moving into there.
    There is rumour that an Asian grocer (Lucky 97) is planning to open at that location.

  14. #114
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Edmonton area.
    Posts
    5,824

    Default

    The T&T is sooo busy just to the south of there. Lucky Supermarket could do good right next to it. At least there is a larger parking lot.

  15. #115
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Edmonton Downtown Core
    Posts
    4,327

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Thing is, all your majors, WalMart, Superstore, Sobeys, Save-on, all carry organic product these days. From what I've seen, these specialty organic stores like Whole Foods routinely charge an arm and a leg for their goods. Major miscalculation by them opening up in a tight economy area. Although they probably made their projections pre-downturn.

    That's a nice-looking conversion job that was done on the previous Canadian Tire store on Calgary Trail, though. Wonder who'll be moving into there.
    Organic is not the same as Heart Healthy. Few heart healthy food "products" available in Edmonton that do not contain sodium, cholesterol or trans fats. Superstore "Blue Menu" line is a step in the right direction but does not have a wide enough selection and waffles in allowing any sodium. Whole Foods carry lots of "products" like that - but the organic stores in Edmonton don't and in fact have aisles of unhealthy food - labelled "organic" as made without pesticides etc. but chock full of sodium, cholesterol and trans fats. As someone who looks to buy heart healthy products I buy them on-line which is not convenient as I have to order from several places and hope I am around on delivery.

  16. #116

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chinpokomon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    That's a nice-looking conversion job that was done on the previous Canadian Tire store on Calgary Trail, though. Wonder who'll be moving into there.
    There is rumour that an Asian grocer (Lucky 97) is planning to open at that location.
    Where did you hear this rumour? I go to Lucky 97 all the time! I'd love to have one closer south

  17. #117

  18. #118
    Becoming a C2E Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    125

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nosepass2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chinpokomon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    That's a nice-looking conversion job that was done on the previous Canadian Tire store on Calgary Trail, though. Wonder who'll be moving into there.
    There is rumour that an Asian grocer (Lucky 97) is planning to open at that location.
    Where did you hear this rumour? I go to Lucky 97 all the time! I'd love to have one closer south
    It is H Mart.

  19. #119
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Edmonton area.
    Posts
    5,824

    Default

    H Mart (Korean: H 마트 or 한아름 마트; Chinese: 韓亞龍) is an American supermarket chain operated by the Hanahreum Group headquartered in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The chain, with locations throughout the United States, Canada, and London, specializes in providing Asian foods. The chain also operates several Super H Mart stores.

    H Mart will give some relief to the super busy T&T practically next door
    Last edited by Drumbones; 18-09-2017 at 08:15 PM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •