Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I took a trip up to the Blairmore Suburban Centre today to check on the progress of the construction going on there. One of the stores was having its sign put on, and this revealed that it will be a location of a chain new to Saskatoon, Bulk Barn. Bulk Barn is a bulk food store. I find it interesting that it will be on the same property as the west side Walmart Supercenter, which includes a full service grocery. They're apparently confident in their ability to compete with the famed retaling giant, and it will be interesting to see what impact they have on each other. I don't imagine Walmart's operating style is flexible enough to say heavily increase their bulk food offerings to counter Bulk Barn.