Brands + Retail

Cape Breton woman finds knife tip in Sobeys cookie

Cape Breton woman finds knife tip in Sobeys cookie

CBC - The mother of a 15-year-old Cape Breton boy wants an apology from Sobeys after her son felt the tip of a knife in his mouth while eating a store-baked cookie. Leslie Ross of Sydney Mines says the cookie…

McDonald's CEO says company is making changes customers want

McDonald's CEO says company is making changes customers want

The Canadian Press - NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's, under intense pressure in a competitive industry,…

This is what’s really driving Costco’s stock, Jim Cramer says

This is what’s really driving Costco’s stock, Jim Cramer says

CNBC - Forget about the company's quarterly results: Costco shares are up because of this, CNBC's J…

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  • Chico’s, Abercrombie add to the retail wreck
    Chico’s, Abercrombie add to the retail wreck

    The retail collision continued Thursday, with shares of Chico's and Abercrombie sliding in the wake of worse-than-expected quarterly results.

    Chico’s, Abercrombie add to the retail wreck

    The retail collision continued Thursday, with shares of Chico's and Abercrombie sliding in the wake of worse-than-expected quarterly results.

  • Starbucks' China business could surpass US: CEO Schultz
    Starbucks' China business could surpass US: CEO Schultz

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explains why he thinks there could be more Starbucks stores in China than in the U.S. one day.

    Starbucks' China business could surpass US: CEO Schultz

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explains why he thinks there could be more Starbucks stores in China than in the U.S. one day.

  • Analyst: McDonald's may have to raise prices—and here's why
    Analyst: McDonald's may have to raise prices—and here's why

    Minimum wage hikes could lead to higher menu prices at McDonald's as franchisees push back against corporate, Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy tells CNBC.

    Analyst: McDonald's may have to raise prices—and here's why

    Minimum wage hikes could lead to higher menu prices at McDonald's as franchisees push back against corporate, Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy tells CNBC.

  • Protests resume as McDonald's shareholders meet
    Protests resume as McDonald's shareholders meet

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protesters who camped overnight outside the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in suburban Chicago have called for higher wages as the company's shareholders were meeting Thursday …

    Protests resume as McDonald's shareholders meet

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protesters who camped overnight outside the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in suburban Chicago have called for higher wages as the company's shareholders were meeting Thursday.

  • Sears posts wider loss, looks at options for Kenmore, others
    Sears posts wider loss, looks at options for Kenmore, others

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage its strongest brands like Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself as it posted a larger first-quarter loss Thursday …

    Sears posts wider loss, looks at options for Kenmore, others

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage its strongest brands like Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself as it posted a larger first-quarter loss Thursday ...

  • McDonald's French HQ searched in tax probe: sources

    French investigators searched McDonald's French headquarters on May 18, targetting the U.S. fast food chain in a tax probe, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the sources …

    File photo of McDonald's logo in Paris

    French investigators searched McDonald's French headquarters on May 18, targetting the U.S. fast food chain in a tax probe, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the sources said a preliminary inquiry had been opened after former investigating magistrate and politician Eva Joly filed a lawsuit …

  • Canada Goose to open Toronto, New York retail stores this fall

    TORONTO - Canada Goose, the luxury winter jacket maker, will open its first two retail stores this fall.

    Canada Goose to open Toronto, New York retail stores this fall

    TORONTO - Canada Goose, the luxury winter jacket maker, will open its first two retail stores this fall.

  • Starbucks to open first coffee roastery outside U.S. in Shanghai

    Starbucks has been investing heavily in China, the company's largest market outside the United States, despite signs of slowing growth. The company said in April that business in China remained strong …

    A barista pours a drink at a newly designed Starbucks coffee shop in Fountain Valley, California

    Starbucks has been investing heavily in China, the company's largest market outside the United States, despite signs of slowing growth. The company said in April that business in China remained strong even as its economy cools.

  • Hundreds protest in downpour at shut McDonald's headquarters

    Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its …

    Protesters set up tents on the street as they demonstrate outside the McDonald's headquarters calling for higher wages and improved working conditions in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook

    Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting. The marchers are part of a larger U.S. movement for higher pay that, along with an improved economy, has …

  • McDonald's closes headquarters due to expected worker protests

    CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD - News) said on Wednesday it temporarily closed its suburban Chicago headquarters for a third year in a row as fast-food workers plan to protest …

    A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California

    CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD - News) said on Wednesday it temporarily closed its suburban Chicago headquarters for a third year in a row as fast-food workers plan to protest at the company's annual shareholders meeting with calls for wages of at least $15 an hour and union rights. The company …

  • Loblaws brings 'Click and Collect' grocery option to Winnipeg

    Loblaws has introduced its Click and Collect grocery pickup service at two Winnipeg locations. "A customer can go online — shop.superstore.ca — do all their grocery shopping, choose from 30,000 different …

    Loblaws brings 'Click and Collect' grocery option to Winnipeg

    Loblaws has introduced its Click and Collect grocery pickup service at two Winnipeg locations. "A customer can go online — shop.superstore.ca — do all their grocery shopping, choose from 30,000 different items that are available in their store — same prices, promotions, deals — and then when they arrive to the stores, …

  • Protests start ahead of McDonald's shareholders' meeting

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protests have begun ahead of McDonald's annual shareholders' meeting.

    Protests start ahead of McDonald's shareholders' meeting

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protests have begun ahead of McDonald's annual shareholders' meeting.

  • Dollar stores' results may shelter battered retail shareholders

    Investors shell-shocked by dismal quarterly reports from department stores will look for new signs of hope for brick-and-mortar retailers on Thursday as discount sellers Dollar General Corp and Dollar …

    A sign is seen outside a Dollar General store in Chicago

    Investors shell-shocked by dismal quarterly reports from department stores will look for new signs of hope for brick-and-mortar retailers on Thursday as discount sellers Dollar General Corp and Dollar ...

  • Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable …

    Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable ...

  • Lowe's Canada begins gradual evolution at Rona after taking control of retailer

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - The takeover of Rona by Lowe's will see a gradual evolution at the Canadian home retail chain with appliances and an enhanced e-commerce offerings being introduced early next year, …

    Lowe's Canada begins gradual evolution at Rona after taking control of retailer

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - The takeover of Rona by Lowe's will see a gradual evolution at the Canadian home retail chain with appliances and an enhanced e-commerce offerings being introduced early next year, ...

  • Winnipeg clothing line tips hat to those struggling with mental illness

    A teenager wanting to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness has teamed up with a group of young entrepreneurs to launch a clothing line to promote mental health awareness. The brand embraces positive …

    Winnipeg clothing line tips hat to those struggling with mental illness

    A teenager wanting to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness has teamed up with a group of young entrepreneurs to launch a clothing line to promote mental health awareness. The brand embraces positive messages about mental health, he said. "They're all about confidence, being able to take care of yourself," said …

  • Can Starbucks Rally 25%?

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their take on Starbucks after Baird says the stock could rally 25%

    Can Starbucks Rally 25%?

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their take on Starbucks after Baird says the stock could rally 25%

  • Wal-Mart's win doesn't tell all about low-income consumers

    Investors are trying to gauge what Wal-Mart's big beat means for dollar stores.

    Wal-Mart's win doesn't tell you everything about the low-income consumer

    Investors are trying to gauge what Wal-Mart's big beat means for dollar stores.

  • Retail faces ‘double-edged sword’ in internet age: JPMorgan Analyst

    Retailers are struggling to strike the right balance between brick-and-mortar stores and online operations, Matt Boss says.

    Retail faces ‘double-edged sword’ in internet age: JPMorgan Analyst

    Retailers are struggling to strike the right balance between brick-and-mortar stores and online operations, Matt Boss says.

  • Canadian retail sales fall more than expected in March

    Canadian retail sales fell more than expected in March, after two months of strong gains, as consumers bought fewer cars and home furnishings, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The 1.0 percent …

    A woman carries shopping bags during the Christmas shopping season in Toronto

    Canadian retail sales fell more than expected in March, after two months of strong gains, as consumers bought fewer cars and home furnishings, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The 1.0 percent ...