Adding more Loblaws locations and other grocery outlets as well as more Personal Edge locations could be in the cards for the next phase of Wind Mobile's plan of attack.
Blockbuster Canada is dust in the wind, but according to wiki:
... as of June 2011, Wind Mobile had 317,000 active subscribers Canada-wide and on March 17, the shareholders of Russian mobile telephone operator VimpelCom voted in support of a $6 billion deal to acquire WIND Telecom, whose assets include Orascom Telecom, a significant shareholder in WIND Mobile. This transaction would create the world’s fifth largest mobile operator by subscribers - more than 173 million subscribers ... suck on that, Blockbuster Canada.
Wind Mobile might also decide to join forces with with a café franchise, a Yogen Fruz outlet, a convenience store and perhaps a Pizza outlet, all placed in one retail environment. I know that sounds crazy, but it's not entirely out of the question:
I removed the link because there was another forum link available on the page, but here's the important part:
WIND Mobile has well over 100 kiosks located within BlockBuster Canada stores.
Apparently 14 companies made offers to purchase BlockBuster, including Rogers, Bell, HMV Canada and Sobeys, but none of them were accepted by Grant Thornton because there were “problematic terms/conditions”.
WIND Mobile CEO Anthony Lacavera thought about proposing a mix retail environment that included a Wind Mobile store, a café franchise, a Yogen Fruz outlet, a convenience store and Blockbuster, but never went forward because it would be to complex to get approval from the receiver. Lacavera said “The average square footage is just too huge… We walked away from it. The stores, the footprint, are just too big to be useful.”