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Phasing out the checkout line: Retailers race to make shopping more seamless | CBC News

As retailers compete to create a more convenient shopping experience, they're testing out many novel ideas. But not every new concept is winning over consumers...

Dinner service provider goes national, and eyes breakfast and lunch crowd

By any measure it’s a remarkable achievement: the building of a national presence with a concept that hadn’t been tried before in Canada – all within three and a half years.

That’s what TSX-listed Goodfood Market Corp., which defines itself as a dinner subscription service delivering fresh ingredients that make it easy for subscribers to prepare delicious meals at home every week, has achieved.

The latest milestone occurred this week when the Montreal-based company established a production and distribution facility in Calgary. Home to 40 employees and with its separate management team, the facility will serve customers in the western provinces.

“We are finally a national brand, able to service Canadians from coast to coast,” said Jonathan Ferrari, the Montreal-based company’s 29-year-old chief executive...

A&W's first female CEO doubles down on burger chain's growth strategy

The first woman to take the helm of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. spent nearly three decades preparing to lead the company and said the transition "happened very naturally," even if the possibility first crossed her mind five years ago.

Susan Senecal, who in February became the company's fifth CEO in its 62-year history, plans to double down on the fast-food chain's strategy to rapidly grow its store count and continue incorporating more quality ingredients.

"We always have a nice clear set of directions and a set of milestones to achieve," said the newly minted CEO on what's made her shift from chief operating officer smoother...

Marc Anthony Cosmetics said to hire advisers for Canadian IPO

Marc Anthony Cosmetics, founded by its namesake celebrity hair stylist more than two decades ago, has hired advisers to run an initial public offering aimed at raising as much as $250 million (US$196 million), according to people familiar with the matter.

Canada’s largest independent hair care brand plans to file for its IPO as soon as next week, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private...