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Canadian retail sales increase faster than inflation

Canadian retail sales increase faster than inflation

Gasoline stores led the way with a 17.5-per-cent spike in value on Statistics Canada's price index
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 2.8% in October

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 2.8% in October

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 2.8 per cent to $71 billion, led by a drop in petroleum and coal product sales as well as lower sales in the machinery and computer and electronic product subsectors.
Grocery code launch being held back by dissent from some retailers: board report

Grocery code launch being held back by dissent from some retailers: board report

After two years of work, the group responsible for developing the grocery code of conduct says its launch is being held back by a lack of support from two major grocers.
Retailers facing pricing pressure may have to pass increases to shoppers: Dollarama

Retailers facing pricing pressure may have to pass increases to shoppers: Dollarama

If domestic manufacturers and suppliers keep pushing their prices up on food and several household goods, Dollarama Inc.'s chief executive says retailers will have no choice but to pass the increases on to customers.
All grocers need to sign code of conduct for it to be successful, Metro CEO tells MPs

All grocers need to sign code of conduct for it to be successful, Metro CEO tells MPs

All major industry players need to sign on to the grocery code of conduct in order for it to be successful, said Metro Inc. president and CEO Eric La Flèche.
Peak Performance's new Vancouver store seeing brisk sales

Peak Performance's new Vancouver store seeing brisk sales

Swedish company opened its only corporately owned store in Canada on West 4th Avenue last month
Toy stores struggle as bargain-hunting is the name of the game this holiday season

Toy stores struggle as bargain-hunting is the name of the game this holiday season

TORONTO — There's trouble in Toyland — andMastermind isn't the only one feeling the pressure.
Lululemon sees revenue soar, gives weak holiday outlook

Lululemon sees revenue soar, gives weak holiday outlook

Company opened a net total of 14 new stores in quarter that ended Oct. 29
Major retailers must sign grocery code of conduct, federal agriculture minister says

Major retailers must sign grocery code of conduct, federal agriculture minister says

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay wouldn't rule out the possibility of provincial or federal government intervention if the grocery code of conduct doesn't have every major retailer on board.
Richmond gummy manufacturer co-founders named Canada's top entrepreneurs

Richmond gummy manufacturer co-founders named Canada's top entrepreneurs

Herbaland executives will next compete in Monaco for global award given by Ernst & Young.