Consumer

CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna proposes special events area for up to 700 people

An established winery overlooking Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, B.C., wants to hold major events in the post-pandemic world. CedarCreek Estate Winery, located at 5445 Lakeshore Dr., has submitted an application to B.C.’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch to licence two areas of the property for… Read More »CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna proposes special events area for up to 700 people

Second Cup Coffee Co. to be sold to Quebec restaurant franchiser Foodtastic

Quebec-based food franchising business Foodtastic Inc. announced a deal Monday to buy troubled coffee chain Second Cup Coffee Co. and has big plans for the brand, including opening more than 100 new locations. Foodtastic CEO Peter Mammas said Monday the company is buying the Canadian… Read More »Second Cup Coffee Co. to be sold to Quebec restaurant franchiser Foodtastic

Manitoba ends restrictions on Sunday and holiday shopping hours – Winnipeg

The Manitoba government says it is immediately ending restrictions on Sunday and holiday shopping hours in the province. Finance minister Scott Fielding made the announcement early Thursday in a press release. “Given the current public health restrictions in place to protect Manitobans, we want to… Read More »Manitoba ends restrictions on Sunday and holiday shopping hours – Winnipeg

Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, Peel Region

TORONTO — A coalition of about 50 retailers is calling on the Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential stores it claims is making things worse. In an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott, the retailers argue that shutting… Read More »Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, Peel Region

Retail cannabis sales in Edmonton see growth despite ongoing illicit sales – Edmonton

At a time when so many businesses are feeling the financial pinch due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one Edmonton cannabis shop says it is seeing significant growth in sales. “It’s actually really, really good. It feels good and it’s about time,” owner of Alternative Greens… Read More »Retail cannabis sales in Edmonton see growth despite ongoing illicit sales – Edmonton

Cannabis industry looking to expand as election brings prospect of US legalization – National

After nearly a year of next-to-no deal-making, cannabis companies are gearing up for mergers and acquisitions as realistic stock valuations and the prospect of U.S. legalization attract buyers to a sector that has been decimated by oversupply and other issues, executives and investors say. Profitable… Read More »Cannabis industry looking to expand as election brings prospect of US legalization – National