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Bricks-and-mortar retail merges into omnichannel space

Bricks-and-mortar retail merges into omnichannel space

In-person shopping now an essential sector of total retail marketing environment
Lululemon raises revenue guidance, but lowers expectations for gross margins

Lululemon raises revenue guidance, but lowers expectations for gross margins

VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc. raised its revenue guidance for its fourth quarter, but lowered its expectations for its gross margins. The company, which keeps its books in U.S.
Feds must enforce vaping penalties to protect kids: advocates

Feds must enforce vaping penalties to protect kids: advocates

OTTAWA — Advocates on both sides of the vaping debate say the government must do more to enforce penalties for selling vapes to kids after a review concluded no changes to the legislation were warranted.
Foodservice giant Compass Group buys caterer Lazy Gourmet

Foodservice giant Compass Group buys caterer Lazy Gourmet

44-year-old Lazy Gourmet's contracts for event catering include downtown universities
Restaurants debut new takeout ware amid phase-in of single-use plastics ban

Restaurants debut new takeout ware amid phase-in of single-use plastics ban

Customers may notice takeout containers, straws and other items being swapped for greener alternatives in the new year as Canada's food service industry adjusts to the phase-in of a federal law that aims to eventually remove many single-use plastics
Which Tim Hortons items do British Columbians prefer? Not the double double!

Which Tim Hortons items do British Columbians prefer? Not the double double!

Could we grab a dozen TimBits too, please?
Food prices in Canada rise at faster pace than overall inflation, 12 months in a row

Food prices in Canada rise at faster pace than overall inflation, 12 months in a row

Grocery inflation in Canada surged again in November as the price of basics like bread, eggs and dairy products shot up. Prices for food purchased from stores rose 11.
Retail spending in Canada shows signs of slowdown amid higher inflation, interest

Retail spending in Canada shows signs of slowdown amid higher inflation, interest

Retail spending in Canada showed early signs of a slowdown just as the holiday shopping season ramped up this fall, according to new figures from Statistics Canada released Tuesday.
Foodtastic to buy Freshii chain as restaurant franchisor grows through acquisitions

Foodtastic to buy Freshii chain as restaurant franchisor grows through acquisitions

Foodtastic Inc. has signed its second acquisition deal in a month as the restaurant franchisor pursues an ambitious plan to grow its portfolio and boost sales.
Shoppers warned to watch out as online scams reach all-time high

Shoppers warned to watch out as online scams reach all-time high

BBB Vancouver Island head says fraudsters are at their peak during times of crisis, when consumers are dealing with rising inflation and interest rates and holiday shopping madness at the same time