I've had it with Loblaws Angus and Loblaws in general. I was there on Tuesday after not having gone in a couple of months and I couldn't believe how much they've gone downhill. They had already removed so many products from their shelves, but now they've added insult to injury. The produce section was the saddest thing I've seen in a long time. There was no selection. Not a single field tomato, a dismal selection of fresh herbs, and everything was either wilted or underripe. And it's late August. Where's all that great produce we've seen Junior Weston harvesting on TV? The only regular long grain rice I could find was No Name and it sucks. The shelves are half empty. They don't have any decent canned tomatoes anymore. The fish counter stopped selling whole fish. They do seem to be putting a lot of energy into selling their Joe Fresh Style brand clothing, but I don't give a crap about that, I go there to buy food.
When Loblaws came to Quebec it was like a gourmand amusement park. Something I had never seen in this province before, so much selection in such a nice setting. Now it seems that Metro and IGA have caught up and beaten them at their own game. Sure they still have the best store brand in Quebec, but is that really worth the trip, anymore?
What has your experience been with Montreal area Loblaws? Is Angus just an isolated case or are the glory days over?