While the new entrants represent a threat to supermarkets’ market share, they may not be the same kind of price enemy they are in the United States. That’s because despite the ambitious growth, Wal-Mart remains a distant fourth in nationwide share and Target isn’t yet in the picture. That gives Canada’s “Big 3” traditional supermarket operators more clout with suppliers. Further, each operator has a low-cost discount division with which it can battle ...

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