What happened to Towers department store?

Towers, operating as Bonimart in Quebec, was a Canadian discount department store chain owned by the Oshawa Group, a now-defunct grocery retailer and distributor….Towers Department Stores.

Industry Discount department store
Founded 1960 (as US-based chain) 1963 as Allied Towers Merchants Limited
Defunct 1991
Fate Converted to the Zellers name

When did towers close in Summerside PEI?

Opened in 1977, became the Bay in 1991, closed in 1995.

When did woolco close in Ontario?

August 1991
20 YEARS AGO – Fourth week of August 1991 The closing of the Woolco Department Store was announced. The closing was seen as a major blow to the downtown. It was noted that the store was an anchor for the downtown area and that its loss would have an overall detrimental economic impact.

What was Zellers called before?

1970s–1980s: Acquisitions of Field and by HBC Until 1973, the retailer was known as Zeller’s (or Zeller in Quebec). That year, the company dropped the apostrophe from its name to become Zellers. In 1975, Zellers changed logo to the one it would keep for its remaining 45 years.

What happened to Bargain Harold’s?

By 1983, Bargain Harold’s was ringing in $100 million a year, and in 1985 the 52-location chain was sold to Kmart. Not even a decade later, the chain went bankrupt during the early ’90s recession. “It was difficult for him. It was his baby,” said Hart.

What happened consumer distributing?

Consumers Distributing aimed to reduce costs for customers by stocking merchandise in a warehouse-type stocking system instead of displaying them in a costly showroom….Consumers Distributing.

Type Private (1957–1969) Public (1969–1996)
Founder Jack Stupp
Defunct 1996
Fate Bankruptcy
Headquarters 6303 Airport Road Mississauga, Ontario , Canada

Why did woolco fail?

The F.W. Woolworth Company said yesterday that it would shut its 336 Woolco discount stores in the United States because it did not like the financial odds of trying to save the flagging chain. In the metropolitan area, there are eight Woolco stores on Long Island, five in Connecticut and 10 in New Jersey.

Why did Target shut down Canada?

2015: Closure On January 15, 2015, Target Canada announced that it had commenced Court-supervised restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and that it would close all 133 of its Canadian stores.

What happened to Becker’s milk?

The original Becker Milk Company was founded in 1957 in Toronto, Ontario….Becker’s.

Becker store in Ontario
Founder Frank Bazos (1901-1994)
Fate Assets sold to Mac’s Convenience Stores in 1996 Name and products retired in 1999 & 2006 respectively
Successors Name revived in November 2013
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario , Canada

When did Bargain Harold’s close?

BiWay bit the dust in 2001, but an attempted expansion to the the US in the mid 1990s sowed the seeds of the company’s demise. Bargain Harolds was sold to K-Mart in 1985, and continued on well at first, but the parent company eventually sold its Canadian properties to Zellers in 1998.

Why did Consumers Distributing fail?

High operating expenses, increasing competition, changing retailing trends (such as warehouse format stores), deflation in several product categories (jewellery and electronics), a deep lingering recession and the expansion of Walmart into Canada all contributed to the company’s bankruptcy in 1996.