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America's Poor Aren't Recovering, And It's Killing Walmart

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday as the world's largest retailer faced another quarter of slug...

Walmart Refuses To Return 'Inappropriate' Baby Pics To Mom

CBC | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business

A mother in central Newfoundland says she was surprised and upset when a Wal-Mart employee said she couldn't pick up her photos because they wer...

It's Safer To Shop In a Supermarket Than a Farmer's Market

Steven Burton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada
Steven Burton

The conventional wisdom is that the risk increases from farm to fork, with farmers posing the least risk, followed by processors, then restaurants, and finally the consumers who often cause themselves to be become ill by failing to protect themselves with good hygienic practices and by throwing out foods that have expired. This is true when considering the total number of illnesses but breaks down when considering fatalities. Consumers often sicken themselves but don't generally kill themselves. So what's wrong with the system?

Walmart, Shoppers Target Of B.C. Human Rights Complaint

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia group has filed human rights complaints against two major retailers for refusing to provide prescription-bottle labels ...

Walmart Canada Slashing Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Walmart Canada has confirmed that it laid off hundreds of employees across the country earlier this month in a move to rework its management...

Bye Bye, Staples?

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Staples will close up to 225 stores in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs...

The Dangerous Mistake U.S. Retailers Make in Canada

Ben Hanuka | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Hanuka

More than a mere few US retailers assume that expanding into Canada, because of its relatively small population (the population of California alone, at about 38 million, is larger than Canada's roughly 35 million), is akin to expanding into just another state. Making this assumption -- blindsided by the admittedly vast similarities across all walks of life -- is downright dangerous.

Why Walmart Wants to Sell You Groceries

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Business
University of Toronto News

In early February, the CEO of Walmart Canada announced her chain was moving fully into the grocery business. The move means Canada will see hundreds of groceries stores added to what seems to be a full complement already, with Loblaws, Metro, Sobey's, Longo's, Costco and the discount stores related to some of these chains. Are we at the point of market saturation?

Walmart's In Trouble Because Its Customers Are In Trouble

CP | Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Much like its low-income shoppers, Wal-Mart can't seem to catch a break as the U.S. economy rebounds.The world's largest retailer on ...

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Empowers Corporations -- and Disempowers Us

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is yet another corporate empowering deal that is being negotiated behind firmly closed doors, in various countries throughout the world. Not only is public input not welcome, but even the pretense of public participation has been lifted.

The End Of Canada's Only Walmart Union

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Business

WEYBURN, Sask. - Workers at the only unionized Walmart in Canada have voted in favour of decertification.The votes, cast by employees at the Saskatche...

The Real Issue Is Accountability

Kevin Thomas | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Business
Kevin Thomas

There's no truth to the idea being propagated by US retailers like Gap and Walmart that signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (...

Walmart Apologizes After Refusing To Print This Photo

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

Walmart has apologized to an Edmonton-area mother after staff refused to print a photo of her breastfeeding her child, deeming it inappropriate Ka...

Did Walmart Think This Was Child Porn?

CP | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. — Walmart says it made a mistake when its photo lab staff at an Alberta store refused to print a photo of a mom nursing her son....

5 Celebrations of Moms From Around The Web

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

According to a recent survey, Canadians would pay their moms an average salary of $161,287 a year for all their hard work. When asked what qualities a Mom of the Year should possess, the answers were several -- being loving, compassionate, hard working, fun loving, a mentor, sacrificing and charitable.

Who Filed This Wal-Mart Lawsuit?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A man from B.C. says he was surprised to see his name on a lawsuit against Wal-Mart because he didn't personally launch the court action.T...

SavvyMom Roundup: Stop and Scan Holiday Shopping Is Here

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's safe to say that the virtual pop-up store is the latest and greatest. It's no wonder that with the holidays approaching Mattel and Walmart have come together to launch the first one for commuters in Toronto. The virtual toy store will run for four weeks and will provide the ultimate ease in shopping by providing images of toys and a UPC code to scan for purchase. Then the commuter/shopper goes home and waits for the delivery.

Walmart Plans To Go Small To Battle Dollar Stores

AP | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave investors what they were looking for: a promise that it will keep delivering strong results even as ...

Walmart Canada Goes On Hiring Spree

CP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Business

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Walmart Canada is ramping up hiring amid rapid expansion in this country by the U.S.-based retail giant. Walmart says it will ...

From Walmart To Fashion Week: The Olsen Twins Fashion Evolution

Interview Magazine | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Living

Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row: Those were the 2011 nominees for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, the ...

Woman Who Left Newborn In Walmart Toilet To Face Top Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal to overturn the acquittal of a woman who gave birth in a Walmart bathroom and left the newbor...

Don't Blame Groupon

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

I have no desire for another daily deal on a pedicure or hair removal, but I am interested in what new businesses in my area are open. And if the experience is great, I'm happy to be a loyal customer. But ultimately it's up to the merchants to build that relationship.

Kraft Foods Plans To Break Into Two Companies

CP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods Inc. plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on snacks while the other focuses on the...