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
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.
Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate
Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”
Vancouver police say they found large marijuana cooking operation
Operation had allegedly been selling high-potency cannabis oils to black market.
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.
Statistics Canada reports retail sales rose 0.8% in February
Sales were up in five of 11 subsectors.
Tax, licensing standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs
Reserve politics and jurisdictional issues have complicated legalization in Indigenous communities.
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.
Ontario cannabis stores open, but fewer than half are good to go
Stores face escalating penalties for delays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walmart Canada spending $175M to improve stores across the country
Retail chain seeks to improve integration between its e-commerce business and physical locations.
Why Canada Goose’s CEO has a love hate relationship with counterfeiting
Dani Reiss says counterfeiting helps raise brand awareness.
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.
DSW Inc. to close Town Shoes brand and 38 stores in Canada by January
Sale affects 400 workers employed by the company.
IKEA upgrades Quebec City presence by opening Canada’s 14th store
The Quebec City store will employ more than 280 people.
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.
Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores
Has partnered with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis.
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.
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.
Chinese shoe manufacturer execs, cash disappear
Ultrasonic AG said both men are not traceable; cash transferred beyond its control.
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.