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Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.1 per cent to $70.8 billion in April, helped by gains in sales of transportation equipment, primary metals and chemical products. The increase followed a decline of 1.8 per cent in March.
Pardon our dust: Why some businesses remain open during a building renovation

Pardon our dust: Why some businesses remain open during a building renovation

The benefits of staying open include maintaining the flow of goods and services and retaining valued employees.
Cadillac Fairview in no rush to fill former Vancouver Nordstrom site

Cadillac Fairview in no rush to fill former Vancouver Nordstrom site

La Maison Simons' Toronto deals raise hopes that the department store will open in downtown Vancouver
Lululemon sees Q1 net income hit $321M, revenues up 10%

Lululemon sees Q1 net income hit $321M, revenues up 10%

VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s chief executive says the company's year got off to "a slower start" as it navigated "ongoing choppiness" in the consumer environment, but the company still managed to boost its profit and revenues.
Why shifting to sell eggs from uncaged hens is hard in Canada

Why shifting to sell eggs from uncaged hens is hard in Canada

McDonald's Canada says it now uses eggs that are 100-per-cent from uncaged chickens

Local food systems need to prioritize job quality alongside ethical food production

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.
Federal NDP want a price cap on grocery store staples; Liberals say it won't work

Federal NDP want a price cap on grocery store staples; Liberals say it won't work

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats want a price cap on grocery store staples if the Liberal government can't convince grocers to bring down the prices themselves.
Pot activist, retailer Dana Larsen sued for not paying supplier

Pot activist, retailer Dana Larsen sued for not paying supplier

Lawsuit also names Dorita Dempster and the Vancouver Dispensary Society
Richmond's T&T Supermarket continues to expand in Lower Mainland, U.S.

Richmond's T&T Supermarket continues to expand in Lower Mainland, U.S.

T&T Supermarket announced plans this week to open new stores in Burnaby and Lynnwood, WA
B.C. food manufacturers see losses as grocers profit, say reports

B.C. food manufacturers see losses as grocers profit, say reports

Supply chains have smoothed but ample challenges remain.