Dominion Name Starts to Disappear in Ontario

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dominion301
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Dominion Name Starts to Disappear in Ontario

Post by dominion301 » 30 Sep 2008 22:44

This past weekend marked the conversion of the first 6 Dominion Stores to be converted to Metro. I can't believe Metro is getting rid of an iconic name. By the end of the year, the Dominion name will be gone in Ontario. By the end of 2009, the A&P, Loeb, The Barn and Ultra Food & Drug banners will also be gone, all consolidating under the Metro name...Food Basics stores are not affected by the changes.

I can totally understand Metro wanting to consolidate all Ontario stores under 1 banner, but that banner name should have been Dominion, a household name, which is still well known in Ottawa, unlike Metro, which is completely unknown in the province.

Soon, Newfoundland will be the only place where the Dominion name will still exist, but these stores are operated by Loblaws. The iconic and timeless classic 'D' symbol will soon be history. ;o(

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Re: Dominion Name Starts to Disappear in Ontario

Post by buckhead » 13 Feb 2009 23:38

While looking at several ads on Flickr pages I ran across this one for Dominion stores (as featured in Better Living magazine, June 1953):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/305 ... e2c7_b.jpg

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