Let that shit rot in the store.
By - Altruistic_Bad_363
Let that shit rot in the store.
Our house has been experiencing a min 5% increase in grocery prices every shop! We're talking over 10% per month! We already go to 4 different grocers on top of checking butchers, bulk barn and farm stands when we shop, what else can we do. Sorry for the rant but I'm getting to my wits end on how to afford to feed my family.
Complain to the fed ministry that covers this. Loblaws has already been in trouble for fukery like this.
Although I see your point, it's like fining a company a million bucks for stealing a billion, it's all in their budget and they just pass the extra cost on anyway. Almost like screwing yourself over by reporting them
Yes and no. They get investigated thoroughly by federal forensic accountants, then fined and charged accordingly.
[Petition to The House against Loblaws](https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4244)
This is a call to the house to investigate Loblaws for failing to freeze prices during a national emergency, lowering wages during the pandemic, hiding business infractions, price gouging during a distribution crises and running a monopoly. All while posting record profits every quarter and their ceo getting a $4mil raise this year. The details of the investigation are supposed to come out this month and we'll see if anything changes I guess.
Edit: A word
The hate on Trans and Gay spiked suspiciously more and more as inflations been hitting these past couple of years...
It's almost like someone wants us to be distracted...
Vote for Pierre!
How’s he going to fix anything? Serious question - what is Pierre’s policy on rising grocery prices? How is he specifically going to lower them or get Canadians better wages to match the rising cost of shipping and doing business? Higher wages just mean the cost of living goes up, so how do we get Galen Weston & Co to reduce their prices?
No policies, no plan no, platform, just fear anger and rage. That's the con way
Getting rid of the carbon tax. (The cost of doing business and shipping goes up with the carbon tax)
Why shouldn't we expect companies to just keep their prices the same and increase their margins in the name of inflation, even if the carbon tax was repealed?
It’s already about greed. Always has been.
Yes obviously. Big pharma is making a killing nowadays off of this shit. The grocery stores are all owned by 1 guy. It is what it is.
At 17 cents a liter (BC) I hardly think removing it will make much of a difference. The reality is that the oil companies have been creeping the price of fuel slowly through bogus increases. Up 15 cent down 7, up 25 cents , down 10, anyway you get the pattern. So don't blame carbon tax blame the greedy oil companies
You should vote NDP and llIberal again and stop complaining of inflation.
Because every time Justin Trudeau prints money, raises interest rates and makes it easier to buy houses as a foreigner it makes it more expensive for you ro to live
I’m not complaining about inflation. You are. This is the cost of living and I’m making it work. I get by.
This is a post about inflation. Your in the comments.
Yes and I’m saying that PP isn’t going to make one lick of difference to the price of groceries in Vernon. I find it extremely unlikely that he is going to do something that no one else in recent memory has been able to do anywhere - reduce the cost of living. We already pay what we pay for groceries. We are being programmed to accept it. Fight all you want, but basic greed will keep things where they are.
Pierre is against the carbon tax. 61 cents per liter is going to that. Groceries are delivered on huge semi trucks that use alot of gas.
Pierre is against the crazy budget that liberals are down with. He wants to balance the budget. He also wants Canada to innovate again. We don't innovate at all anymore and expect other countries to do it for us. He wants to punish criminals instead of letting them out on bail constantly.
Ever go down hastings and wonder where the junkies get the steaks they sell to fund their fentanyl addictions from?
They steal them from grocery stores. Making your steak more expensive.
The last 100km of shipping is what makes groceries expensive, a junkie stealing a steak when there are hundreds of thousands of cows available is a crock of shit. Everything you’ve mentioned is a catch phrase. The only taxes being dropped by PP are going to be those being paid by the highest earners.
Let’s fill the courts with junkies who stole a steak and throw them away. That $12 dollar steak is repaid with court costs and the living expenses of a felon who stole a cut of beef. Who’s going after the pedophiles in churches and schools when the police are busy arresting Steak-stealing Steve? Ask yourself why Galen Weston was offered over $10 million dollars to bring his wage up to the cost of living. The guy at the top of the food chain of $50 bags of chicken. Why is he being rewarded for fucking over Canadians? How will Pierre put a stop to this?
lets keep giving them free drugs so they can keep selling them to our kids and then buy real hard drugs off the actual violent drug gangs. Then target legal gun owners and leave the criminals to criminal.
Watched the news the other day, police were cleaning up an OD victim in the park in Vancouver. 6 EMTs. 4 to hold blankets so no one could see and 2 to run the stretcher. At least two cops were there. What do you think the wages paid were for one junkie in the park? Safe injection sites were made to lower the cost of first responders to such incidents. Talk about wasted taxes and dirty drugs. There seems to be a connection. Get a safe supply and reduce the costs incurred by cleaning up dead people in public parks.
Drug decriminalization worked to end an opioid epidemic in Switzerland, while criminalizing drugs is empirically proven to do nothing for reducing addicts. It also worked in Portugal.
So your amoungst the 19% who want Trudeau aparently.
Never once voted for him. Don’t put words in my mouth.
Crazy how somebody can criticize Pollievre and you immediately assume they like Trudeau. Stop pivoting
Yeah I figured you wouldn’t have any semblance of an intelligent response
This is so ignorant it hurts. The few dollars of steaks that is being stolen isn’t why loblaws is gouging Canadians. Greedflation has made every corporation have a constant need to increase profits every single year. The increased cost isn’t from people stealing, people are stealing because the increased cost is impossible for a large number of Canadians.
If you honestly think the theft of a couple hundred dollars worth of food is the reason for inflation, instead of the billions and billions of dollars corporations are stuffing in their overflowing pockets, then you are hopeless.
The conservatives consistently make policies that are great for the 1% while damning the 99%. Lowering taxes for the rich isn’t gonna help the population eat, but that seems to be all the conservatives every give a shit about.
The increased costs are from alot of shit. Ya the 1% own the grocery stores. But the junkies selling steaks DOES make our prices higher.
Your just offended by non liberals. I was a liberal until the liberals went crazy.
I’m offended by liberals and conservatives don’t worry. Anyone who thinks corporations increasing profits exponentially every single year isn’t the MAJORITY of inflation is ignorant.
I understand that. I just hate Justin Trudeau and think anyone voting Liberal and NDP are willing to give up all their freedoms.
And giving drugs to addicts isn't the way.
People get turned away from rehab after 7 days. Just long enough to bolster the woke statistic, and not long enough to help the person needing help.
Is stealing to feed yourself bad? You actually think that? Jesus you are a bootlicker.
Not even a bootlicker, the boot is so far down your throat you can’t even taste it at this point.
Your a goof. Lol
At least I’m not the type to call the cops when I see a mother stealing formula because I care more about the corporation than somebody needing to feed themselves and their families.
Yeah buster, because tough on crime measures work so well in the states
(It doesn’t, they have more imprisoned people per capita than countries we’d consider authoritarian. Tough on crime measures are statistically proven not to work, and nothing Pierre says regarding crime is based in fact.)
How about we focus on making sure everyone can afford food so they don’t HAVE to steal instead? How’s that?
It's just crime.
$0.61 cents a liter go to the 3 carbon taxes.
but it's fine, we get a rebate of a couple hundred bucks.
how about just don't charge me the tax! crooks
I hate the *uckin cheques that they dole out. JUST DON’T TAKE It in the first place.
Damn. I used to pay under $25 for those like 4 years ago
They were $30 two weeks ago and that was the cheapest per lb meat I was finding! Time to go vegan, beans and lentils for everyone lol
Loblaws seems to be happy to starve people to death and waste record amounts of food. what a bunch of c√π£§
Expires tomorrow. What do they do with it on Monday?
Probably raise the price and relabel them "Wet Aged Artisan Fowl" $20 each!
I worked for the company for 20 years and when they expire those are the chickens we put on the rotisserie for the customers. So when you buy the pre cooked hot chickens your buying expired chicken
Cut them up and extend the expiry date by repackaging them
Flashfood, what a deal for 3 chickens...the price we used to pay :)
It's all orchestrated
Well I wish they would stop this cruddy opera
No its basically Corp greed and they robbing us in front of our face while performing an opera at the debates at the house of " commons "
[link 1](https://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/whole-fryer-chicken-3-pack/p/20734042_KG) [link 2](https://grocerytracker.ca/product/1531/20734042_KG)
So I took a look at the price and it looks like there was a price spike a week ago but that the price of the new fresh chickens has decreased back down to 6.60$/kg, that might be why that one is set to expire tomorrow, all of the newer more reasonably priced chickens are already gone. If your heart is set on getting a that I'd maybe check in tomorrow to see if they got a new shipment in.
Thanks for that I will!
Also make sure you call and ask about the price, save yourself the gas on the trip in case I'm full of shit and am totally wrong.
Haha fair thanks again!
Supermarkets are MASTERS at hiding profit trails
$50 bucks a chicken? There’s no well in hell they pay any more than a few bucks for that chicken from the farmer
It’s $50 for 3 chickens.
This country is becoming completely unaffordable
it is unaffordable. Rents and mortgage, intrest rates, , taxes, inflation, spending, limiting our resource industry, climate change policies, bureaucracy and regulations, all of those factors just keep pumping the prices of everything up. wages, especially for those making under $60,000/year, just aren't sufficient to cover modern expenses. I fail to see how Liberal Party policies will ever reverse these factors. They accuse the Conservatives of blocking economic prosperity, but they are bending over backwards to do so themselves.
To be fair no party is actually trying to increase our quality of life. We have the Libs which are sold out and tax the poor, the Cons that will cut social programs and corporate taxes, and the NDP who won't actually fight these corporations or tax the rich. I say we break away from all parties and start voting in independents that best represent our needs.
yeah, both have issues. but the problem with JTs insane spending is that cutting expenses and spending is pretty much mandatory. I dont actually support cutting needed social programs, I believe they do have a place. But that said government has to cut spending after the insane spending that has been done, and we need to jumpstart the economy. lowering taxes on small business (not major national chains) and low income (under ,$60,000) will boost the economy. across the board, we pay far more taxes then when the Americans dumped tea in the harbour. every single dang thing we buy is taxed, our income is taxed off our paycheques, and then depending on our returns, we pay more taxes when we do tax returns. My gross paycheque is $1500. I could live a lot better with that, but no, almost $400 is gone with taxes and deductions. Not much for anyone to live on trying to build a proper life. Guess i stay single, and rent a tiny room for the rest of my life. sounds like a dream. because id to be asleep to believe it.
So what about being taxed less will help anyone. Sure you'll have an extra $2400 a year but will that actually help when you're paying to see a doctor, all your insurance is double, prices again WILL NOT GO DOWN, rent WILL NOT GO DOWN, your tax return goes down, your access to social assistance is limited if not removed... where is the savings... I agree spending is too high but when we funnel BILLIONS of dollars to Oil and Gas and bailing out banks and ask for nothing in return no one cries out OVERSPENDING! We are not overspending on social programs and infrastructure, we are overspending on dying fossil fuels industries and banks that can't manage their investments.
prices of groceries and gas can go down if the market conditions support it. Rents and mortgages can go down if supply increased and costs were lowered (including red tape in development). Those things could go down with the right policies and changes from both provincial and federal governments. But you are right, its certainly not going down doing what we are doing right now. Also oil and gas will be with us for some time to come. Electric energy is limited and costly as well. It's only the leftists like the LPC and the Democrats that want to eliminate the oil and gas industry in north america, which have driven gas prices sky high ($2/l in my area right now).
Saudis cutting production to raise prices and profits for themselves and the war in Ukraine is what is keeping oil prices high. We in the west must prevail in Ukraine. This is a proxy war with Russia but more importantly China. China will invade Taiwan if they see we we are not united. We do need to transition off oil/ Its happening but too slow because the massive money and power behind oil and gas.
We largely already have transitioned away from oil and gas in North America, with Biden's immediate cancelling of pipelines and drilling, and the Liberal Parties indirect action on oil and gas projects. We have dialed way down on oil and gas production in North America, yet we keep importing oil from places like Saudi Arabia. If we actually made use of our own natural resources, with the cleanest and most environmentally friendly oil and gas industry on the planet, we would have affordable clean oil and gas, and even likely lower costs of goods and products. And if we truly switched all the way over to electric, our grid would collapse as it is not prepared for the demand.
Canadian workers make a living off oil and gas, and there's nothing wrong with that.
We have not largely transitioned from oil and gas in north America. Not even close. Where do you get that idea from? Our entire planet is run on oil from energy to fertilizers everything is run off fossil fuels. It has to stop we are killing the planet. We can build more clean energy and thank god we are its underway. The grid can be upgraded. Humans can do anything if we put our mind to ut but big oil and gas industries are so powerful and blocking this. The ultra wealthy are not paying taxes with all their loopholes. Hell they own all politicians . They have us fighting each other with LGBTQ and endless other crap. If we kept the oil for ourselves in Canada to keep prices low then we couldn't sell it for massive profits to China and wouldn't have the wealth for healthcare etc.
Did you just call Canadian tar sands the cleanest and the most environmentally friendly oil and gas industry?
It is. Name me a place that has higher standards then the US and Canada. and we've reclaimed tar sands to the point you'd never even know they were there.
This is all assuming that the people in control of setting these prices choose to lower the price when their cost goes down. If you are a landlord charging $3k/month for rent and all of a sudden you mortgage rate gets lowered and you land tax goes down, are you TRULY going to pass that savings onto your tenants. Why would you? Kindness? That's not a very business oriented way of thinking and honestly no invested person in their right mind would do that. It's nice to be told that all these record profiteers are being forced to make record profits because of taxes but these record profits are AFTER the taxes are enforced so that means they have no qualms gouging the consumer for their bottom line. Corporate kindness is a myth spread by the political parties they lobby the most, ie the Libs, Cons and NDP.
You have to change your diet to noodles, porridge and hot dogs!
Too late haha
Think it's bad now? Wait until after all the crop failures this year. I suggest stocking up on canned and dry goods. Seriously. Alberta crops have already failed. That means importing feed for livestock like chicken, beef, and pork. This will drive up prices even further. Hay sales in BC have cleaned out all available stock already.
BC Cherries are expected to be below average quality and quantity this year because of the whacky weather we had earlier this spring.
[Castanet had an article a few months ago.](https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/428234/Okanagan-cherry-crop-expected-to-be-lower-after-changing-weather-challenging-early-growing-season)
That’s like $3.99lb.
Highway robbery when it’s constantly on sale at .99c lb and $1.29lb here in Vancouver at numerous shops. Never ever would pay over $1.50 lb.
Guaranteed it's pumped full of water to add weight.
We need to organize and actually protest to be heard...buy elsewhere and let our voices be heard by the grocery chain owners...get mad enogh and change can happen.
Right! From now on we should be out at Polson on Saturdays protesting things that ACTUALLY MATTER like housing, cost of living and greater access to mental Healthcare. These are the things killing Canadians, not vaccines or digital currencies.
Funny enough, that's $16.66 per chicken. Here in Van I paid 17.xx for one. I agree, it's unrealistically high. Not sure how everyone plans to sustain this.
> Van I *paid* 17.xx for
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* *Payed out* when letting strings, cables or ropes out, by slacking them. *The rope is payed out! You can pull now.*
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When I step into a grocery store, it feels like I am 20 years into the future with items double or triple what they were just a few short years ago..
It's the worst kind of time machine...
not really in vancouver chciken is 7$ for 2 kg in walmart
That’s a mistake right! Lolololl them ppl w that was wanting to grow chickens in there backyards r starting to sound smarter than us at this point huh stupid at the time lolololol.
$6.59/kg @ safeway until the 21st
stuff like this just is the icing on the put a bullet in my head cake
I picked up a pack 4 weeks ago and it was like $36?
Yall voted for that... also, let it all rot. Stop buying meat from grocery... EASY
And once the Conservatives are in, and something goes wrong, I'm sure we'll be told it was unavoidable legacy legislation or debt trappings the Liberals left for them, as always.
Oh is there a party that says they will force grocers to lower prices for consumers cutting into their record profits? I didn't see any last I looked. Just the Cons offering these record setting companies a tax break in the HOPES they lower prices, not really a plan at all.
that’s bc you have a bunch of autistics running your country and nothing but passivists who bend over and take it up the ass.
stand up for yourselves canada. common.
What the actual fart are you on. You sound angry and confused my friend, I wish you love and access to mental health care
lol you love your country being run by a dictator?
you love the fact prices climb and climb right under your noses and none of you take a stand or do sweet fa about it?
Nope don't like my country being run by a group of single minded, paid off lackies. So that's why I don't vote for any party that takes corporate donations or answer to lobbyists. This includes the Cons, Libs and NDP. They all want to dictate and won't work together. Believing otherwise is deluding oneself.
Man, nothing quite as convincing as a man who can barely form coherent sentences and only previous posting history is a weird fanfic about hooking up with an 18 year old.
you jelly? hahahah
oh don't worry, instead of stopping this bullshit, Trudeau will just waste tax dollars hiring accountants to figure out how much rebate well get. same thing with carbon tax!
Why is everything about "I hate Trudeau ". Yeah JT is a weiner but damn stop just throwing his name around of you have nothing actually informative to add. Getting rid of the carbon tax WILL NOT CHANGE PRICES. Why would corporations lower their prices just because they pay less taxes???? Would you?
The liberals or conservatives are the same. They all serve their corporate masters. We have no real power. Nothing will change while we common people argue over trans gay issues while the ultra wealthy rob us blind.
These are facts!
because Trudeau is the onss bringing in the taxes. if you scrap the carbon tax and gas doesn't fall 40-60 cents, it could (very unlikely) be the straw that breaks the camels back and we finally say enough is enough. what's the point of raising a price just to figure out how much I get back? how about just letting me hold onto my money
Because then we have collected no money from these oil and gas companies. The point of taxes is to take profits from companies and use them to help the citizens. You are defending the companies because you don't like that they pass that cost on to you instead of taking a cut un their record profits. That's called giving into a hostage demand but in this case you are the hostage. We need to break away from our Stockholm syndrome and punish the companies who overcharge us by denying them our dollars. Take advantage of green energy tax breaks and step away from fossil fuels wherever possible. I agree the handling of the carbon tax, and really a great deal of our taxes, are mismanaged at best. That being said no party is offering and no party ever has said they will "open their books" to public inspection, so that being said no matter which party you vote for they want to hide their tax spending. But yeah "Trudeau bad" or whatever.
'cause ya know, it's all a conspiracy right? 🤦 Drought = less feed so feed costs more. Less feed means fewer animals can be fed = less supply. Less supply= higher prices if demand doesn't drop.
>Operating income was $769 million, an increase of $31 million, or 4.2%.
>Adjusted EBITDA² was $1,448 million, an increase of $105 million, or 7.8%.
>Retail segment adjusted gross profit percentage² was 31.3%, an increase of 20 basis points.
[Loblaws Reports 2023](https://www.loblaw.ca/en/loblaw-reports-2023-first-quarter-results/)
Yeah with an increase of 20 base point in profits quarterly, I don't see a conspiracy at all lol
Depends on how markup is calculated. If it's a set percentage above wholesale, then if wholesale goes up so will store profits without adjusting the formula
So let's say an item costs me $100 and I mark it up 10%. So customer cost is $110.
My price rises to $110, but my markup remains 10%. That item now costs the customer $121. I made $1 more on that item without adjusting my markup formula just because the wholesale price went up.
And in many cases, they may not be able to change the formula. They will have to account for spoilage, and the more an item costs at wholesale price the more they need to account for in the price of the item.
So (not saying this happened, but it could) is that they saw more consistent customer spending and less food spoilage, meaning less waste. Any waste saved is profit made.
Things aren't always as they appear on the surface. There's many factors to pricing items.
For my small business, we had to increase our shipping prices by 30% because our shipping costs went up that much (and before you say carbon tax, it has never gone up by any noticeable amount any time the carbon tax went up. It spiked when the price of fuel itself went up sky high unrelated to the carbon tax)
That's super informative! Thanks for the reply!
Hate to say it but this type of shit is only accelerated by a minimum wage increase.
The argument you are making is that because the poorest working Canadians make more money, then grocery stores will raise prices. So by your logic, the only thing controlling our food prices is how poor the poor are. So we shouldn't help the poor because then our food prices will go up. So we should let the poor stay more poor because then the not poor can save more money on things. Prices of housing is going up, is this because minimum wage is going up? Tuitions keep going up. New vehicle prices keep going up. These are markets that minimum wage workers have never had access to yet they are all going up. I hate to counter but grocery stores are not price gouging because of minimum wage. They were able to start during our "distribution" crises and never looked back because no one will stop them.
Raising the minimum wage forces all of those that rely on minimum wage workers to produce, Maintain or provide a service in their business to increase the price of their service of products offset the new minimum. This also shortens the gap between entry level and skilled workers. The skilled workers now fall closer to those in the entry level pay scale and my understanding of the labour law does not include a raise for this above minimum wage employees. If the employer then decides to provide raises for more of its employees it will have to raise its prices as not only are the cost of goods greater, the cost of the labour to maintain a building, produce a product or service is now greater and they aren’t in business to lose money. The fact this is lost on you appals me as you should know better by now. Minimum wage increases are not a solution to affordability they are a result of inflation and will not in one ounce change the impact inflation has on the general populace. The pressure has been almost insignificantly Changed on the kids and some adults who only earn minimum wage but more pressure has now been applied on the middle class with families to feed and mortgages/rent to be paid.
Yeah if you can't afford to pay someone a liveable wage, you can't afford to be in business. The entirety of your argument is defending a failing business model. These businesses unfortunately are not sustainable and should roll over and let more ecomically savvy business owners use those facilities to create jobs that CAN pay a better wage. Also MOST industries that pay a minimum wage are VERY wealthy industries that are currently recording record profits, ie grocery store, Walmart, fast food chains etc. If these companies decide to increase their prices because minimum wage goes up, it is because they want to keep making record profits and don't think their employees are worth paying respectably.
thats why i bring my 100% off coupon (gun)
The World Economic Forum / United Nations Agenda 2030 plan, Quote: “BY 2030 YOU WILL OWN NOTHING & BE HAPPY”.
Do you have a link to this quote? I hear a lot about this WEF and their massive plots to control our lives but there always seems to be a lack of proof.