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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.
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
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.
Property controls a major barrier for grocery competition in Canada: experts

Property controls a major barrier for grocery competition in Canada: experts

As Canadian consumers have increasingly soured on the major grocers, the country's competition watchdog has turned its sights on restrictive clauses in retail leases that it says are hampering competition in the grocery sector.
Statistics Canada says retail sales down 0.2% in March at $66.4 billion

Statistics Canada says retail sales down 0.2% in March at $66.4 billion

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales slowed in March as shoppers spent less at furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliances retailers, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency said retail sales dropped 0.2 per cent to $66.