Rona Is Booming

MONTREAL — Home renovations retailer Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) is raising its dividend 14 per cent after reporting that its net profit grew nearly 19 per cent in its second quarter on higher sales. The Queb...

Loblaw Chains To Close 52 Stores

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. plans to close 52 unprofitable stores in Canada over the next year, it says in its second-quarter earnings release.The company made the announcement Thursday, sa...

Retail Dietitians Help You Make Healthy Food Choices

As a retail dietitian for the last five years, I am so disappointed that our services could be so misconstrued and mistakenly represented in a recent Globe and Mail article. Our message is one of moderation and acceptance -- not preaching, but counseling when and if you need us. I'm proud of our ability to improve the health of Canadians. The number one goal of our Nutrition Department is to improve the health of our customers, employees and community through pragmatic, evidence-based, holistic food and nutrition recommendations.

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself..

MONTREAL - Le Chateau hopes to reverse years of financial losses by introducing a more mature line to customers who were loyal in their rebellious youth but are now seeking fashionable office attire."...
Nine West

Nine West Bankrupt

TORONTO — Shoe distributor Sherson Group Inc., which operates Nine West retail stores in Canada, has filed for bankruptcy protection with the Ontario Superior Court. Court documents say the Toronto-ba...

Why Canadians Are Loyal to Homegrown Products

It comes as no surprise that Canadians like their local breweries and prefer Canadian beer -- plenty of which will be enjoyed this coming Canada Day. Beer, second to local food, tops the list as the product most Canadians prefer to buy Canadian, according to a new study by The decision to purchase Canadian products extends beyond economic benefits. Successful businesses can also give back to the community through sponsorship, charity and contributions to the arts, culture and sports, and locally sourced products means a reduced carbon footprint.

Dollarama Is Booming

MONTREAL - Dollarama Inc. says it had a $64.8-million profit in the first quarter, up nearly 22 per cent from the same time last year and above analyst estimates for the Montreal-based discount retail...

Retail Sales In Canada Stop Falling

OTTAWA - Retail sales in Canada posted a gain of 1.7 per cent in February following two consecutive monthly declines.Statistics Canada says retail sales climbed to $42.2 billion as all 11 retail subse...