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Loss of business could force McDonald's to reconsider nut decision, food security expert says

Loss of business could force McDonald's to reconsider nut decision, food security expert says

CBC - What was once considered a safe and inexpensive haven for those with nut allergies has become the target of a bitter backlash from parents. Fast-food giant McDonald's announced on Jan. 17 that the compa…

Sears promises 350 jobs in new Saint John call centre

Sears promises 350 jobs in new Saint John call centre

CBC - Sears Canada is opening a new call centre in Saint John that will create an estimated 350 new…

Trump success would boost retail market: Ahold Delhaize CEO

Trump success would boost retail market: Ahold Delhaize CEO

CNBC - Trump boosting the economic performance in the U.S. would compound consumer confidence and h…

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  • People bundled up in winter clothing pass an ice cream shop during a snowfall in midtown Toronto
    Canada retail sales edge up in November on auto sales

    Canadian retail sales edged up in November as consumers bought new cars and spent more at home renovation stores, though Black Friday sales were mixed, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Excluding …

    People bundled up in winter clothing pass an ice cream shop during a snowfall in midtown Toronto

    Canadian retail sales edged up in November as consumers bought new cars and spent more at home renovation stores, though Black Friday sales were mixed, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Excluding vehicles, retail sales were up just 0.1 percent weighed by a decline in gasoline prices at the pump. Stores normally …

  • Winnipeg girl, 5, helps other kids with clothing drive
    Winnipeg girl, 5, helps other kids with clothing drive

    A five-year-old Winnipeg girl wants other kids to have the same opportunities she does, so she's launched her second clothing drive to help them out. "I am collecting clothes again because it's helping …

    Winnipeg girl, 5, helps other kids with clothing drive

    A five-year-old Winnipeg girl wants other kids to have the same opportunities she does, so she's launched her second clothing drive to help them out. "I am collecting clothes again because it's helping people," said Braelyn Nurse. "Fifty hundred!" Braelyn said.

  • Ikea hacking goes pro at Toronto Design Week
    Ikea hacking goes pro at Toronto Design Week

    Kosnik plans to share some of his skills this weekend during a workshop at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, an event held throughout the city in conjunction with Toronto Design Week. Ikea hacking …

    Ikea hacking goes pro at Toronto Design Week

    Kosnik plans to share some of his skills this weekend during a workshop at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, an event held throughout the city in conjunction with Toronto Design Week. Ikea hacking is something that he said came naturally, and he only has two types of furniture in his house: Ikea made, or his own de …

  • Taxpayer money for Sears a risk but worth it, Opportunities NB says
    Taxpayer money for Sears a risk but worth it, Opportunities NB says

    Opportunities New Brunswick says the $2.2 million it is providing to Sears Canada for a call centre in Edmundston is a good use of taxpayer dollars. "Companies don't wake up in the morning — they're in …

    Taxpayer money for Sears a risk but worth it, Opportunities NB says

    Opportunities New Brunswick says the $2.2 million it is providing to Sears Canada for a call centre in Edmundston is a good use of taxpayer dollars. "Companies don't wake up in the morning — they're in downtown New York — and say, 'Hey, let's go to New Brunswick,'" said Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick. …

  • This under-the-radar retail chain will be a big beneficiary from Macy's store closures
    This under-the-radar retail chain will be a big beneficiary from Macy's store closures

    As Macy's closes up shop at more than 60 U.S. locations, one off-price chain stands to gain the most from its contraction.

    This under-the-radar retail chain will be a big beneficiary from Macy's store closures

    As Macy's closes up shop at more than 60 U.S. locations, one off-price chain stands to gain the most from its contraction.

  • Sobeys announces 26 Lawtons layoffs in Dartmouth, St. John's

    For many years, Sobeys — the parent company of Lawtons — has partnered with pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Canada in other parts of the country to supply pharmaceutical and over-the-counter produ …

    Sobeys announces 26 Lawtons layoffs in Dartmouth, St. John's

    For many years, Sobeys — the parent company of Lawtons — has partnered with pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Canada in other parts of the country to supply pharmaceutical and over-the-counter products.

  • McDonald's customers are fed up with not being able to order McFlurries

    Customers seeking McFlurries report that the machine is almost always down, The Wall Street Journal reports.

    McDonald's customers are fed up with not being able to order McFlurries

    Customers seeking McFlurries report that the machine is almost always down, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Sears set to open call centre in Edmundston, create 180 jobs

    Edmundston is getting a new Sears Canada call centre this spring, which is expected to create an estimated 180 jobs and deliver "wow" experiences for customers. "It's great news," Mayor Cyrille Simard …

    Sears set to open call centre in Edmundston, create 180 jobs

    Edmundston is getting a new Sears Canada call centre this spring, which is expected to create an estimated 180 jobs and deliver "wow" experiences for customers. "It's great news," Mayor Cyrille Simard said on Wednesday. Positions will include business services agents, team leads, information technology support, human …

  • People with allergies outraged by McDonald's nut decision

    People with allergies and those who care for them are outraged over a decision by McDonald's Canada to add nuts to some food items on its menu. "It's disappointing for us and disappointing for my daughter," …

    People with allergies outraged by McDonald's nut decision

    People with allergies and those who care for them are outraged over a decision by McDonald's Canada to add nuts to some food items on its menu. "It's disappointing for us and disappointing for my daughter," said Winnipegger Jeff Palmer, whose eight-year-old daughter, Heidi, has been tested and found to have a peanut allergy. …

  • Ikea launches plan to make shopping easier for New Brunswickers

    Ikea Canada launched two new collection point locations in Moncton and Saint John on Wednesday. Ikea customers can now shop online for home furnishings and have them delivered to either collection point …

    Ikea launches plan to make shopping easier for New Brunswickers

    Ikea Canada launched two new collection point locations in Moncton and Saint John on Wednesday. Ikea customers can now shop online for home furnishings and have them delivered to either collection point for $59, regardless of the size or value of the purchase. ​Amanda Fitzpatrick, speaking for Ikea Canada, said customers …

  • Here's why Cramer calls retail giant Target the 'Donner Party'

    Cramer says Target's online growth is cannibalizing its brick-and-mortar.

    Here's why Cramer calls retail giant Target the 'Donner Party'

    Cramer says Target's online growth is cannibalizing its brick-and-mortar.

  • McDonald's franchisees expect a fourth-quarter sales drop

    McDonald's is not immune to the restaurant industry's December slump. A franchisee survey conducted by Nomura-Instinet sees same-store sales down in Q4.

    McDonald's franchisees expect a fourth-quarter sales drop

    McDonald's is not immune to the restaurant industry's December slump. A franchisee survey conducted by Nomura-Instinet sees same-store sales down in Q4.

  • Intel and Retail: Company Introduces Platform To Change The Way You Shop

    Intel launching its Responsive Retail Platform (RRP), a set of technologies that will change retail shopping.

    Intel and Retail: Company Introduces Platform To Change The Way You Shop

    Intel launching its Responsive Retail Platform (RRP), a set of technologies that will change retail shopping.

  • Retail stocks rise as border-adjustment tax fears diminish

    The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) climbed higher, led by shares of Michaels.

    Retail stocks rise as border-adjustment tax fears diminish

    The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) climbed higher, led by shares of Michaels.

  • As brick and mortar retailers retrench, IKEA sticks to basics—and commits to US growth

    The furniture retail giant explains to CNBC its U.S. growth strategy, and why it offered a big new perk to American employees.

    As brick and mortar retailers retrench, IKEA sticks to basics—and commits to US growth

    The furniture retail giant explains to CNBC its U.S. growth strategy, and why it offered a big new perk to American employees.

  • Bankrupt U.S. retailer American Apparel starts layoffs

    Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid in a bankruptcy auction last week. American Apparel spokeswoman Arielle Patrick said the company was laying off about 2,400 workers …

    An American Apparel store logo is pictured on a building along the Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach

    Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid in a bankruptcy auction last week. American Apparel spokeswoman Arielle Patrick said the company was laying off about 2,400 workers in Southern California. The company had 2,166 employees at its headquarters in Los Angeles, and 959 employees at …

  • Big Mac, big manager: Yellowknife McDonald's boss named best in Canada

    Alex Bornilla was named the best McDonald's manager in Canada back in October. "I wouldn't say I'm the best manager, but I surround myself with great crew," says the self-effacing 34-year-old. Bornilla started …

    Big Mac, big manager: Yellowknife McDonald's boss named best in Canada

    Alex Bornilla was named the best McDonald's manager in Canada back in October. "I wouldn't say I'm the best manager, but I surround myself with great crew," says the self-effacing 34-year-old. Bornilla started working at McDonald's in Winnipeg when he was 16.

  • Traditional retail's woes appear likely to persist, analyst says

    Even though retail sales topped expectations, Susan Lyne believes traditional retail is going to continue being challenged.

    Traditional retail's woes appear likely to persist, analyst says

    Even though retail sales topped expectations, Susan Lyne believes traditional retail is going to continue being challenged.

  • Winnipeg to study how suburban retail impacts other areas

    Winnipeg plans to analyze the effect of large suburban retail developments on older areas of the city as part of a study into future land-use needs. As part of a long-term planning effort, the city is …

    Winnipeg to study how suburban retail impacts other areas

    Winnipeg plans to analyze the effect of large suburban retail developments on older areas of the city as part of a study into future land-use needs. As part of a long-term planning effort, the city is about to hire a consulting firm to figure out how much commercial and industrial land it needs to support continued economic …

  • Fort McMurray Walmart customers react to charges of selling wildfire-contaminated food

    Some Walmart customers are voicing their disappointment that the global retailer may have put lives at risk by allegedly selling food contaminated by the wildfire in Fort McMurray. "If it is proven to …

    Fort McMurray Walmart customers react to charges of selling wildfire-contaminated food

    Some Walmart customers are voicing their disappointment that the global retailer may have put lives at risk by allegedly selling food contaminated by the wildfire in Fort McMurray. "If it is proven to be true, then definitely there should be some penalty against it," customer Vicki Kozmak said outside the store Friday. …