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First robot bubble tea shop in B.C. to open in Richmond

First robot bubble tea shop in B.C. to open in Richmond

Robotic arm technology looks to shake up the local bubble tea industry
'Nobody needs an extra coat': Apparel sector braces for another year of no splurging

'Nobody needs an extra coat': Apparel sector braces for another year of no splurging

TORONTO — Despite an unseasonably warm winter, there's a chill across the Canadian retail landscape.
Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

Galen Weston may not be the president of grocery giant Loblaw anymore, but you wouldn’t know that based on how often his name and face appear in connection with the company: in memes, on social media, and now emblazoned across the top of a new Reddit
December retail sales gain likely won't last as StatCan sees January sales falling

December retail sales gain likely won't last as StatCan sees January sales falling

OTTAWA — Retail sales in December came in slightly stronger than economists were expecting, driven by strong sales for new cars and parts. Statistics Canada reported retail sales rose 0.9 per cent to $67.
Canadians' grocery shopping habits increasingly driven by discounts and deals: report

Canadians' grocery shopping habits increasingly driven by discounts and deals: report

HALIFAX — Almost two-thirds of Canadians say they have switched their primary grocery store in the past year to score better deals.
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.7% in December

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.7% in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in December, weighed down by production slowdowns for retooling at some auto assembly plants in Ontario. The agency says manufacturing sales fell 0.7 per cent to $71.
Tim Hortons parent reports Q4 profit and revenue up but warns of 'softening' in China

Tim Hortons parent reports Q4 profit and revenue up but warns of 'softening' in China

TORONTO — Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, Moncler, Christian Louboutin to be tenants in rebuilt Oakridge shopping centre

Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, Moncler, Christian Louboutin to be tenants in rebuilt Oakridge shopping centre

Upscale Vancouver mall with luxury component set to open in spring 2025
Accusations of grocery profiteering unfounded, witnesses tell House food committee

Accusations of grocery profiteering unfounded, witnesses tell House food committee

Accusations of profiteering in the Canadian grocery industry are unfounded and unsubstantiated, witnesses told a House of Commons committee studying food prices on Tuesday.
Coquitlam couple urges B.C. to open cannabis consumption spaces

Coquitlam couple urges B.C. to open cannabis consumption spaces

“At the end of the day, we just want to normalize this because there’s still such a strong stigma out there," said Coquitlam's Jeff Curtis.