Get the Flock in Here!: International News is now Flock Stop 

Published: Monday, October 31, 2022
flock stop signage and entrance slc

Hey Waterloo, we have exciting news…. International News, your 24/7 on-campus convenience store in the Student Life Centre (SLC), is now known as Flock Stop! That’s right, your WUSA retailer has a new interim name but is still here to offer you the same affordable, high-quality items as before. 

So why the interim name change?  

After 10 years of operating under the International News franchise, WUSA has made the decision not to renew our agreement with INews. The INews contract officially ended October 31 and as of November 1, thanks to our creative student staff, we are Flock Stop (for now)! 

Through Flock Stop, we hope to bring more value to our members (WUSA undergrads) and the UWaterloo community. We plan to do this by offering competitive pricing, a greater variety of products, awesome deals, continued student employment opportunities and, most importantly, receiving more feedback from our members. 

Stay tuned! While we’ll get to have a lot more fun under this new name for the next few terms, we want to keep the door open to hear your ideas, wants, and needs so this service has the flexibility to be best suited for you! More updates to come in late 2023 as we continue to envision some bigger changes for the future. 

What’s changing other than the name? 

Not much aside from better value, more products, and better deals as we mentioned. The store will have a fresh new name but will still provide the same great service in the same location across from Tim Hortons in the SLC – and yes, we do sell coffee, tea and breakfast sandwiches too (with shorter lines). 

Flock Stop is still run by students, for students and offers a selection of items at affordable prices like: 

  • Hot grab & go meals  
  • Fresh salads, sandwiches, baos, wraps and veggie bowls 
  • Freshly made baked goods and breakfast sandwiches 
  • Fresh brewed coffee, Remedy Kombucha, ICEE Slushees, energy drinks and soda 
  • Chips, candies, and nuts for all your snacking needs 
  • Wasabi Sushi – made fresh daily by trained sushi chefs 
  • Specialty coffee flavours that rotate daily and are fair trade made from Arabica beans of the highest grade. 

Where can I learn more about Flock Stop? 

Swoop in and follow @flock.stop on Instagram to stay up to date on our VIP deals and contests! 

And be sure to visit us often! Deals and promotions change regularly, and we take pride in the fresh, affordable food we make available to students and our UWaterloo community. 


Questions? Feedback on the name or ideas for our long-term brand direction and offering? Email Scott Pearson, WUSA Commercial Operations Manager at


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