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Retail rejuvenation: New businesses breathe life into St. John's neighbourhood

Retail rejuvenation: New businesses breathe life into St. John's neighbourhood

CBC - The foot traffic is back, and the streets are buzzing again: The arrival of new business is breathing new life into one St. John's neighbourhood. Since last fall, four new businesses have opened surroun…

Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking 'Why'?

Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking 'Why'?

CBC - A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a st…

Lululemon CEO talks candidly about looming athleisure bubble, Chip Wilson

Lululemon CEO talks candidly about looming athleisure bubble and Chip Wilson

CNBC - Laurent Potdevin is confident his company can sustain its industry-leading comparable-sales …

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  • Starbucks CEO says social, political turmoil is putting pressure on consumer
    Starbucks' Schultz: Social, political turmoil is putting pressure on consumer

    Social and political turmoil is creating a challenging operating environment for the world's largest coffee chain, Howard Schultz says.

    Starbucks CEO says social, political turmoil is putting pressure on consumer

    Social and political turmoil is creating a challenging operating environment for the world's largest coffee chain, Howard Schultz says.

  • A shopper pushes a cart in front of a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City
    Wal-Mart beats shareholder appeal in Mexico bribery lawsuit

    By a 3-0 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld a lower court dismissal of a federal lawsuit accusing the defendants, including former chief executives Mike Duke and Lee Scott, …

    A shopper pushes a cart in front of a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City

    By a 3-0 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld a lower court dismissal of a federal lawsuit accusing the defendants, including former chief executives Mike Duke and Lee Scott, of breaching their duties in failing to stop alleged bribery at Wal-Mart de Mexico. The decision could spell the end of …

  • Asia stocks fall; Nintendo, McDonald's Japan lose steam despite 'Pokemon Go' launch
    Asia stocks fall; Nintendo, McDonald's Japan lose steam despite 'Pokemon Go' launch

    Asia markets fell on Friday, with Nintendo and McDonald's Holdings losing steam despite the highly popular "Pokemon Go" finally launching in Japan.

    Asia stocks fall; Nintendo, McDonald's Japan lose steam despite 'Pokemon Go' launch

    Asia markets fell on Friday, with Nintendo and McDonald's Holdings losing steam despite the highly popular "Pokemon Go" finally launching in Japan.

  • A sale sign is seen inside a Target store in Delta, British Columbia
    Canada May retail sales rise 0.2 percent to set record

    Canadian retail sales rose by 0.2 percent in May from April to hit a record C$44.28 billion ($33.80 billion), largely because of increases for food, drink and gasoline, Statistics Canada said on Friday. …

    A sale sign is seen inside a Target store in Delta, British Columbia

    Canadian retail sales rose by 0.2 percent in May from April to hit a record C$44.28 billion ($33.80 billion), largely because of increases for food, drink and gasoline, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Sales dropped by 0.4 percent in Alberta on declines at new car dealers, the main retail store type affected by a major …

  • McDonald's to sell garlic fries at more California locations
    McDonald's to sell garlic fries at more California locations

    McDonald's will now offer "Gilroy Garlic Fries" at 240 McDonald's restaurants in California.

    McDonald's to sell garlic fries at more California locations

    McDonald's will now offer "Gilroy Garlic Fries" at 240 McDonald's restaurants in California.

  • These charts say retail's second-busiest shopping season won't be a bust

    Back-to-school shoppers appear ready to stock up on new clothes and supplies, according to the National Retail Federation.

    These charts say retail's second-busiest shopping season won't be a bust

    Back-to-school shoppers appear ready to stock up on new clothes and supplies, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • Ottawa businesses weigh in on fee battle between Walmart, Visa

    Ottawa retailers aren't holding their breath for a break in the credit card fees they're forced to pay, despite a public feud between Visa and retail giant Walmart. Walmart says it pays more than $100 …

    Ottawa retailers aren't holding their breath for a break in the credit card fees they're forced to pay, despite a public feud between Visa and retail giant Walmart. Walmart says it pays more than $100 million in fees annually for customers using credit cards like Visa, MasterCard and Discover. "The issue is that credit …

  • Starbucks shares drop after same-store sales around the world miss estimates

    The coffee chain saw lackluster sales in every region.

    Starbucks drops 4% after revenue, same-store sales miss

    The coffee chain saw lackluster sales in every region.

  • Tim Hortons takedown: Cops with coffee bust armed drug dealer

    It's an unusual story about a criminal, a coffee shop and a loaded, sawed-off shotgun. A ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal reveals new details about the arrest of an armed drug dealer outside a popular …

    Tim Hortons takedown: Cops with coffee bust armed drug dealer

    It's an unusual story about a criminal, a coffee shop and a loaded, sawed-off shotgun. A ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal reveals new details about the arrest of an armed drug dealer outside a popular Prince George coffee shop in November, 2013. The Tim Hortons was busy with customers, including numerous students …

  • McDonald's franchisees fear fresh beef push is food safety disaster in the making

    Fresh, never-frozen beef patties may be what consumers want, but McDonald's franchisees are concerned it could give way to a food safety disaster.

    McDonald's franchisees fear fresh beef push is food safety disaster in the making

    Fresh, never-frozen beef patties may be what consumers want, but McDonald's franchisees are concerned it could give way to a food safety disaster.

  • Wal-Mart names eight chemicals to be removed from products

    The retailer named the chemicals including formaldehyde, a carcinogen found in wood products and building materials, in the wake of pressure from consumers who are increasingly becoming conscious of what …

    A person walks outside a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City

    The retailer named the chemicals including formaldehyde, a carcinogen found in wood products and building materials, in the wake of pressure from consumers who are increasingly becoming conscious of what goes into their food and household items. Target Corp also moved last year to remove more than 1,000 chemicals from …

  • Cramer: American shoppers have changed—the secret to success in retail

    Jim Cramer has cracked the code to being a great retailer in America, and shares the stocks to watch this quarter.

    Cramer: American shoppers have changed—the secret to success in retail

    Jim Cramer has cracked the code to being a great retailer in America, and shares the stocks to watch this quarter.

  • Walmart Canada stops taking Visa at some stores in fee dispute

    Some of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (NYSE:WMT - News) Canadian locations stopped accepting Visa Inc (NYSE:V - News) credit cards on Monday, the retailer said, after it failed to reach a deal over what it called …

    Aircraft flies over a Wal-Mart billboard in Mexico City

    Some of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (NYSE:WMT - News) Canadian locations stopped accepting Visa Inc (NYSE:V - News) credit cards on Monday, the retailer said, after it failed to reach a deal over what it called "unacceptably high" fees. In a rare example of negotiations between a major retailer and credit card company spilling …

  • US retail sales rose 0.6% in June vs. 0.1% increase expected

    Retail sales in June were expected to rise 0.1 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent a month earlier.

    US retail sales rose 0.6% in June vs. 0.1% increase expected

    Retail sales in June were expected to rise 0.1 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent a month earlier.

  • U.S. retail sales, industrial output data suggest strong Q2 GDP growth

    U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in June as Americans bought motor vehicles and a variety of other goods, bolstering views that economic growth picked up in the second quarter. The bullish data …

    Shoppers leave and enter a store in New York

    U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in June as Americans bought motor vehicles and a variety of other goods, bolstering views that economic growth picked up in the second quarter. The bullish data and a rally on Wall Street could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year, but much will depend …

  • Calgary boy seriously burned by hot Tim Hortons tea has father looking for answers

    A Calgary father is asking Tim Hortons to turn down the heat after his three-year-old son was seriously burned by very hot tea in hopes that it doesn't happen to anyone else. "His screams were horrible," Adam …

    Calgary boy seriously burned by hot Tim Hortons tea has father looking for answers

    A Calgary father is asking Tim Hortons to turn down the heat after his three-year-old son was seriously burned by very hot tea in hopes that it doesn't happen to anyone else. "His screams were horrible," Adam Dreece said with tears in his eyes while describing the moment hot tea spilled on his son, Nathan.

  • Starbucks customers change names to "Black Lives Matter"

    SEATTLE - Some Starbucks customers have been giving their name to baristas as "Black Lives Matter" in an effort to help spread awareness of the movement.

    Starbucks customers change names to "Black Lives Matter"

    SEATTLE - Some Starbucks customers have been giving their name to baristas as "Black Lives Matter" in an effort to help spread awareness of the movement.

  • Starbucks bringing fresh-baked goods to select stores

    Starbucks is about to try something it hasn't done in its 45-year history: It's going to start baking on-site at select stores.

    Starbucks bringing fresh-baked goods to select stores

    Starbucks is about to try something it hasn't done in its 45-year history: It's going to start baking on-site at select stores.

  • IKEA recalls safety gates due to fall hazard

    About 80,000 IKEA safety gates and gate extensions were recalled after the company received 55 incident reports.

    IKEA recalls safety gates due to fall hazard

    About 80,000 IKEA safety gates and gate extensions were recalled after the company received 55 incident reports.

  • US consumer prices, retail sales rose in June

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices rose modestly in June as the costs of gasoline and rent kept climbing, while sales at American retailers registered a healthy gain.

    US consumer prices, retail sales rose in June

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices rose modestly in June as the costs of gasoline and rent kept climbing, while sales at American retailers registered a healthy gain.