No Frills Supermarket Cloverdale
At a time when consumers were feeling the pinch of high inflation, many were only too happy to give up the frills to save money at the checkout counter. Loblaws quickly converted two dozen of its stores to No Frills® outlets. Business boomed, but became increasingly competitive through the 1980s. Then, in 1987, Loblaws decided to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of local ownership, changing the stores into franchise operations. Today, those owners proudly put their names out front, from Nadim’s No Frills® in Oshawa, Ontario to Kris’ No Frills® in Peace River, Alberta, to Kevin’s No Frills® in Paradise, Newfoundland.