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Done with bulky pregnancy tests, this Canadian entrepreneur has developed a more discreet and affordable option

Done with bulky pregnancy tests, this Canadian entrepreneur has developed a more discreet and affordable option

A Canadian-made pregnancy test is making waves in the family planning aisle of pharmacies across the country, providing a low-waste, better value option for customers who have long been plagued by a lack of options
Small fashion houses sowing sustainability with sewing pattern releases

Small fashion houses sowing sustainability with sewing pattern releases

When Michelle Larsen started her fashion brand, she planned on making each item herself, with an eye to transparency, sustainability and fair labour practices.
Government to provide $1.2 million to establish office of grocery code of conduct

Government to provide $1.2 million to establish office of grocery code of conduct

WHITEHORSE, YUKON — Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government, along with its provincial and territorial counterparts, will provide $1.
Grocery code could spur investment, stabilize prices: Kraft Heinz Canada president

Grocery code could spur investment, stabilize prices: Kraft Heinz Canada president

TORONTO — A grocery code of conduct could stabilize food prices in the future and encourage more investment in the Canadian food industry, according to the president of Kraft Heinz Canada.
Retail sales down 0.8 per cent in May led by decreases at food and beverage retailers

Retail sales down 0.8 per cent in May led by decreases at food and beverage retailers

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.8 per cent to $66.1 billion in May, weighed down by decreases at grocers and alcoholic beverage retailers. The agency says sales were down in eight of the nine subsectors it tracks led by the 1.
Final hurdle clears for grocery code of conduct as Walmart, Costco sign on

Final hurdle clears for grocery code of conduct as Walmart, Costco sign on

All the major Canadian grocers are now on board for a grocery code of conduct, paving the way for industry guidelines that have been several years in the making.
Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon saw record sales for Prime Day this week as Prime members purchased more items than ever before, the company announced Thursday.
B.C. wineries can sell direct to Albertans again

B.C. wineries can sell direct to Albertans again

B.C. and Alberta resolve tax issues that prevented B.C. wineries selling direct to customers
Retailer Aritzia well on its way to replicating Canadian success in U.S.: CEO

Retailer Aritzia well on its way to replicating Canadian success in U.S.: CEO

Aritzia Inc.'s chief executive says the apparel retailer is making progress in its push to make the brand as popular in the U.S. as it is in Canada.
'Make a day out of it': How to save money on cross-border shopping

'Make a day out of it': How to save money on cross-border shopping

Cross-border shoppers are often looking for products or items that aren’t available in Canada rather than deals, especially since the current exchange rate makes it harder to get a bargain, says one financial planner.