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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.
Opinion: London Drugs’ response to cyberattack a case study in crisis management

Opinion: London Drugs’ response to cyberattack a case study in crisis management

London Drugs' response to the LockBit cyberattack reveals critical lessons for businesses handling data vulnerabilities
Competition Bureau probes alleged anticompetitive conduct by Loblaws, Sobeys owners

Competition Bureau probes alleged anticompetitive conduct by Loblaws, Sobeys owners

VANCOUVER AND TORONTO — Canada's Competition Bureau has launched investigations into the parent companies of grocery chains Loblaws and Sobeys for alleged anticompetitive conduct, court documents reveal, with Sobeys' owner calling the inquiry "unlawf
Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

RICHMOND, B.C. — Retailer London Drugs says cybercriminals who stole files from its corporate head office last month have released some of the data after it refused to pay a ransom. The Richmond, B.C.
HBC, Kamloops workers come to deal, end five-month strike

HBC, Kamloops workers come to deal, end five-month strike

Details of new contract include wage increases and lump sum payments
BCLDB data show British Columbians are drinking less alcohol

BCLDB data show British Columbians are drinking less alcohol

Wholesales for all major alcohol categories saw drops in volume sold, with most showing fewer dollars spent.
Loblaw's participation in grocery code 'a big step in the right direction': Trudeau

Loblaw's participation in grocery code 'a big step in the right direction': Trudeau

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says with the biggest Canadian grocer now on board, the grocery code of conduct is much more likely to succeed.
Loblaw agrees to sign grocery code of conduct after months of negotiations

Loblaw agrees to sign grocery code of conduct after months of negotiations

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos. Ltd. said Thursday it's ready to sign on to the grocery code of conduct, paving the way for an agreement that’s been years in the making.
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 2.1% at $69.9B in March

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 2.1% at $69.9B in March

OTTAWA — Manufacturing sales fell 2.1 per cent to $69.9 billion in March as sales of petroleum and coal products and motor vehicles fell, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
New vehicle sales jump in B.C., Canada in March as prices fall

New vehicle sales jump in B.C., Canada in March as prices fall

New truck sales continue to dominate, compared with new car sales