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News General
June 24, 2020  

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

When COVID-19 put a stop to physical retail, many small- and medium-sized businesses moved their business online

News Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Cannabis orders top 13,000, flurry of new customers amid COVID-19

Ontario Cannabis Store has staffed up, lowered prices and launched free shipping during COVID-19 to make legal options more accessible.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
November 20, 2019  

Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”

News Food & Beverage General
July 23, 2019  

Vancouver police say they found large marijuana cooking operation

Operation had allegedly been selling high-potency cannabis oils to black market.

News General
May 14, 2019  

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

The announcement comes just two weeks after online behemoth Amazon said it’s upgrading its free shipping option.

News Manufacturing Economy
April 18, 2019  

Statistics Canada reports retail sales rose 0.8% in February

Sales were up in five of 11 subsectors.

News Food & Beverage General
April 16, 2019  

Tax, licensing standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs

Reserve politics and jurisdictional issues have complicated legalization in Indigenous communities.

News Food & Beverage Government General
April 11, 2019  

Pot prices up 17.3% post legalization, large hikes in NB and Manitoba: StatCan

The highest average post-legalization price per gram was in the Northwest Territories at roughly $14.45 per gram.

News Food & Beverage Government General
April 2, 2019  

Ontario cannabis stores open, but fewer than half are good to go

Stores face escalating penalties for delays.

News Manufacturing General
January 24, 2019  

Pot sales up 25% in November, retail sales fall 0.9%: StatCan

Pot stores saw the biggest percentage increase in sales among the retail sectors tracked by the agency.

News General
November 21, 2018  

About 150 Ikea jobs in Canada to be impacted by response to customer changes

The retailer expects to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide as it addresses urbanization, new technology and digitalization.

News Electronics General
November 15, 2018  

AP Exclusive: Walmart US CEO talks technology, workers

Greg Foran, who used to head Walmart’s China business, says he’s always looking to new technology that improves efficiency.

News Manufacturing General
October 29, 2018  

American Apparel stages comeback with a few twists and a Canadian owner

Gildan Activewear won an auction to buy American Apparel, after it entered bankruptcy protection.

News Construction Electronics General
October 11, 2018  

Walmart Canada spending $175M to improve stores across the country

Retail chain seeks to improve integration between its e-commerce business and physical locations.

News General
October 3, 2018  

Why Canada Goose’s CEO has a love hate relationship with counterfeiting

Dani Reiss says counterfeiting helps raise brand awareness.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 2, 2018  

USMCA may be boon for online shoppers, trouble for some retailers: experts

Canada may increase its de minimis level to $150 for custom duties and $40 for sales taxes.

News General
August 29, 2018  

DSW Inc. to close Town Shoes brand and 38 stores in Canada by January

Sale affects 400 workers employed by the company.

News General
August 22, 2018  

IKEA upgrades Quebec City presence by opening Canada’s 14th store

The Quebec City store will employ more than 280 people.

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August 22, 2018  

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7B in June

Economists had expected an increase of 0.1 per cent in June.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 15, 2018  

Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores

Has partnered with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis.

News Manufacturing General
February 5, 2018  

Aurora Cannabis buys 19.1% stake in Liquor Stores N.A.

Booze retailer plans to use the money to establish and launch a brand of cannabis retail outlets.

News General
March 22, 2017  

US suggests a NAFTA target: freer trade in online, duty free goods

Trade nominee Bob Lighthizer sees Canada’s low online duty-free limit as an issue.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
September 17, 2014  

Chinese shoe manufacturer execs, cash disappear

Ultrasonic AG said both men are not traceable; cash transferred beyond its control.

News Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations Sustainability
January 29, 2014  

Canadian M&A: will a quiet 2013 lead to a more active 2014?

Strength in other sectors can’t fill gap left by a slow year in natural resources.