Retail

Signage of a Couche-Tard convenience store is shown in Montreal in an October 5, 2012, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Alimentation Couche-Tard reportedly in talks to combine with U.K. retailing giant

Alimentation Couche-Tard reportedly in talks to combine with U.K. retailing giant

 

A large Kmart sign is displayed in front of a shopping plaza in Avenel, N.J., Monday, April 4, 2022. When the Kmart in Avenel closes its doors on April 16, it will leave only three remaining U.S. locations for the former retail powerhouse. It’s a far cry from the chain’s heyday in the 1980s and ‘90s when it had more than 2,000 stores and sold product lines endorsed by Martha Stewart and former “Charlie’s Angel” Jaclyn Smith. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Former retail giant Kmart nears extinction as closure reduces US store count to 3

In its heyday, Kmart operated well over 2,000 stores and was firmly a piece of American culture

 

People walk by a storefront offering big discounts on Boxing Day in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Retail group applauds Ontario’s decision to cut isolation period for workers in half

Retail group applauds Ontario’s decision to cut isolation period for workers in half

People walk by a storefront offering big discounts on Boxing Day in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People wear face masks as they walk through a shopping mall in Montreal, Saturday, December 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Retail sales up in October but economist warns Omicron pullback likely on horizon

Retail sales up in October but economist warns Omicron pullback likely on horizon

People wear face masks as they walk through a shopping mall in Montreal, Saturday, December 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Shop local campaign in full swing in Red Deer

Watch for the pink #LoveLocalRD signs

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People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman in a face mask exits Le Chateau at the Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, B.C., on December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
A woman in a face mask exits Le Chateau at the Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, B.C., on December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
People wear face masks as they shop in a department store in Montreal, Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in August

Sales at food and beverage stores rose 4.8 per cent

People wear face masks as they shop in a department store in Montreal, Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Supply shortage woes have Halloween shops scrambling for stock

Shortages make it difficult to bounce back from 2020

A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Red Deer Superstore workers voted in the UFCW Local 401 strike vote on Sept. 23, 2021. (Photo from Google Maps)
Red Deer Superstore workers voted in the UFCW Local 401 strike vote on Sept. 23, 2021. (Photo from Google Maps)
Employees and guests of DavidsTea celebrate the company's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on June 5, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Lennihan

DavidsTea founder retires, replaced by wife who was former CEO of Le Château

DavidsTea founder retires, replaced by wife who was former CEO of Le Château

Employees and guests of DavidsTea celebrate the company's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on June 5, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Lennihan
A Couche Tard convenience store is shown in Montreal, Friday, October 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Couche-Tard hopes vaccine mandates will mitigate effect of Delta variant

Couche-Tard hopes vaccine mandates will mitigate effect of Delta variant

A Couche Tard convenience store is shown in Montreal, Friday, October 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A Couche-Tard store is seen Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Couche-Tard beats expectations even as Q1 profit slips on 40 per cent revenue boost

Couche-Tard beats expectations even as Q1 profit slips on 40 per cent revenue boost

A Couche-Tard store is seen Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 4.2 per cent to $56.2 billion in June as public health restrictions were eased in many parts of the country. Shoppers are shown at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Statistics Canada says retail sales gained 4.2% in June as restrictions eased

Statistics Canada says retail sales gained 4.2% in June as restrictions eased

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 4.2 per cent to $56.2 billion in June as public health restrictions were eased in many parts of the country. Shoppers are shown at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 4.2 per cent to $56.2 billion in June as public health restrictions were eased in many parts of the country. Shoppers are shown at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Statistics Canada says retail sales gained 4.2% in June as restrictions eased

General merchandise sales stores rose 7.4 per cent

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 4.2 per cent to $56.2 billion in June as public health restrictions were eased in many parts of the country. Shoppers are shown at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
The Hudson’s Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it is separating its department stores from its online marketplace, creating two separate businesses and distinct leadership structures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Hudson’s Bay splitting stores from online marketplace to create two businesses

To help accelerate the retailer’s digital-first technology transformation

The Hudson’s Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it is separating its department stores from its online marketplace, creating two separate businesses and distinct leadership structures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Statistics Canada says retail sales fell by 2.1 per cent to $53.8 billion in May, as many businesses remained close during the third wave of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Retail sells fell by 2.1% in May, but will likely to climb further in June: StatCan

Retail sells fell by 2.1% in May, but will likely to climb further in June: StatCan

Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Statistics Canada says retail sales fell by 2.1 per cent to $53.8 billion in May, as many businesses remained close during the third wave of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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A person is silhouetted while walking through a deserted Metropolis at Metrotown shopping mall, where only a few stores remain open due to COVID-19, in Burnaby, B.C., Sunday, April 12, 2020. Statistics Canada says retail sales in April posted their largest drop since April last year as governments moved to deal with the third wave of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Retail sales fell 5.7 per cent in April amid pandemic’s third wave

Retail sales in volume terms fell 5.6 per cent in April

A person is silhouetted while walking through a deserted Metropolis at Metrotown shopping mall, where only a few stores remain open due to COVID-19, in Burnaby, B.C., Sunday, April 12, 2020. Statistics Canada says retail sales in April posted their largest drop since April last year as governments moved to deal with the third wave of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck