Canadian grocery retailer Loblaw has posted a 16% rise in quarterly profit, and said it aims to increase its non-food offering as it continues with expansion plans. Loblaw reported earnings of C$218m, or 79 cents a share, for the third quarter, compared to earnings of $188m, or 68 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts had been expecting, on average, earnings of 80 cents a share, reported Reuters.