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April 19, 2017  

Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties

The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.

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September 21, 2015  

Canada tops for operating environment among 60 economies

But we still need to work on technology adoption, study suggests.

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June 19, 2015  

Leadership fuels ambition

Canada is falling victim to a leadership deficit, and it needs to be turned around.

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June 2, 2015  

Wanted: Companies with winning growth strategies

Nominate candidates for the Private Business Growth Award, presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations Production
April 27, 2015  

Embracing risk

Take risk management beyond bare minimum requirements to establish a process that best meets the needs of your company.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 24, 2015  

Beyond Canada’s borders: Navigating the challenges of new global markets

Pay special attention to cultures, lifestyles, business models, and supply chain and distribution channels.

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December 11, 2014  

Manufacturers cautiously optimistic about 2015

PLANT Outlook survey shows companies are looking 
close to home for growth.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
October 21, 2014  

Quebec businesses eager to grow, improve productivity

CEOs call for regulatory streamlining in Grant Thornton study.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations
October 7, 2014  

Business for sale

Watch for a paradigm shift as boomers retire.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
April 9, 2014  

Raising your game webinar April 23

Grant Thornton panel will take you to the next level of growth.

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December 12, 2013  

Manufacturers are poised for growth in 2014

PLANT’s 2014 Outlook survey shows execs are gearing up for better times.

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February 14, 2013  

Manufacturing confidence outpaces other sectors

But we need to be more sophisticated about trade with the US: Grant Thornton.

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December 13, 2012  

Manufacturers are primed for business growth in 2013

PLANT’s 2013 Business Outlook Survey shows senior executives are investing and banking on higher profits.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
May 14, 2012  

Canadian firms pursue growth through acquisitions: Grant Thornton

Canadian companies are pursuing growth through acquisitions over the next three years, says a Grant Thornton International Business Report.

News Business Operations
April 24, 2012  

G7 business optimism takes a Q1 jump: Grant Thornton

Improved revenue and promising growth in demand have raised business optimism globally over the past three months, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report.

News Business Operations Technology
April 4, 2012  

World in Figures: Handy stats a-plenty

The World in Figures contains a wealth of economic, socio-demographic, cultural and environmental statistics from The Economist and is now available as a free iPad app.

News General
February 29, 2012  

Global execs feel less stressed — except in Canada

Global business leaders are showing the lowest annual increase in stress levels since 2005 – except in Canada, according to a global study by the Grant Thornton consulting firm.

News General
January 27, 2012  

Global business confidence in Q4: Zero [VIDEO]

The crisis in the Eurozone continues to erode global business confidence, according to a Grant Thornton International survey.

News Business Operations Operations Production
December 28, 2011  

Investing in 2012

PLANT’s annual Business Outlook survey shows senior executives plan to spend an average of $1.4 million on machinery, equipment, technology, training and R&D next year.

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December 19, 2011  

Manufacturers are confident and investing in 2012

Canadian manufacturers are making investments today that will put them in a position to cash in on business opportunities when global economic conditions settle, according to a survey of senior executives.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
December 16, 2010  

Manufacturers' prospects are looking up

Canadian manufacturers see the economy picking up over the next three years and they are preparing for business expansion with plans to hire, and invest in process improvements, facilities, technology, training and innovation, according to a survey of senior plant executives.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
December 8, 2010  

SMEs are optimistic

The global economy is coming back to life after last year’s economic meltdown, and Canadian manufacturers are getting back in the game. But they’re facing a very different business and trade environment.

News Production
February 18, 2010  

Cut laggard SKUs, boost margins

Product SKUs that are prime for elimination eat up