Category Archives: Retail

Drugstores ramp up COVID-19 testing as part of health-care push amid pandemic

Bolstered by early successes, drugstores are accelerating their push into traditional health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Loblaw Companies Ltd., which began offering COVID-19 testing for patients at a handful of its Alberta pharmacy locations in Ju...

Quebec makes masks mandatory in public indoor spaces starting Saturday

MONTREAL — Quebec has become the first Canadian province to make mask-wearing mandatory in all indoor public places for people aged 12 years and older. Premier Francois Legault said the new directive enters into effec...

Ontario anticipates Stage 3 of its pandemic plan as concerns rise in Quebec

A lot of businesses across Ontario are eagerly awaiting an announcement today from the provincial government. With recent data indicating a gradual but steady decline in Ontario's COVID-19 caseload Premier Doug Ford is expected to unveil the next ...

Cannabis NB reports higher sales and profits in first quarter figures

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's government-owned cannabis retailer is reporting a profit of 1.4 million dollars during its first quarter this fiscal year. Cannabis NB says total sales for the three-month period ending June 28 were 16.3 million dollars — ...

Unions tell MPs that grocery workers should still have pandemic pay

OTTAWA — Union leaders who represent thousands of grocery-store workers are telling MPs there is no reason for large chains to cut pandemic-related pay premiums since the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't gone away. Representatives from Teamsters Canada, the Un...

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador On July 3, Newfoundland and Lab...

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador On July 3, Newfoundland and Lab...

Fashion retailers confront consumer shifts amid ‘long slow ramp’ to new normal

TORONTO — COVID-19 has slammed Canada’s fashion sector like a hurricane, causing serious damage and likely leaving a few casualties in its wake. The mass closing of malls and offices along with the cancellation of celebrations and big events has been

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador is jo...

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province said Tuesday that&...