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Mobile Klinik raises $27.5 million to continue Canada-wide retail expansion

On Wednesday, Toronto-based Mobile Klinik announced that it has raised 27.5 million in additional equity funding.

According to Mobile Klinik, it will use the $27.5 million to complete its planned Canada-wide expansion. The company plans to open 200 locations across Canada by 2022. To date, the company has raised $44 million. “This investment is a significant recognition of Mobile Klink’s leadership in the Canadian smartphone repair market and the growth we will achieve as we extend our network across the country.”

Tim Hortons launches test of Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches, sending shares of meatless sausage maker soaring

Tim Hortons is testing a new line of breakfast sandwiches and wraps using sausage substitutes produced by Beyond Meat Inc., the popular California producer of meatless hamburger and sausage patties.

Tim Hortons parent RBI plans to expand all three brands globally to 40,000 outlets

Restaurant Brands International Inc said on Wednesday it plans to expand the global presence of all three of its brands to more than 40,000 restaurants, from the current 26,000, over the next decade.

The owner of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is aiming to boost its businesses by deploying various initiatives that range from app-based ordering to loyalty programs for its customers.

How No Frills aims to keep up the momentum of ‘Haulers’

No Frills is continuing to use a cinematic creative approach to glamour up discount shopping, but it’s also adding a retro online game as part of its strategy to generate excitement and differentiation in grocery.

Cadillac Fairview Releases 2018 Responsibility Report

Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to present its annual Responsibility Report, which outlines the company's environmental performance, as well as support for community organizations and youth-oriented initiatives. Prepared in accordance with the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the report covers activities between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

"Cadillac Fairview has always taken the long term view of corporate responsibility," said John Sullivan, President and CEO, Cadillac Fairview. "We recognize that the success of our business is intrinsically linked to the environmental, social and economic well-being of the communities we serve today, and aspire to positively transform for a brighter future."

Party City: Canada untouched amid U.S. closures

Party City is clarifying reports that a global helium shortage led to the decision to shutter 45 of its U.S. stores with CEO James Harrison stating that Canadian stores are expected to remain untouched and that the company has made “significant in-roads” as it relates to helium supply.

Beefeater tickled Pink with new launch

Beefeater is marketed and distributed locally by Corby Spirit and Wine, and will promote its new label with a marketing campaign (by Deck Agency) that includes a heavy experiential component.

In-store, the brand is using the tag, “Rethink Your Summer Drink” and employing visual display takeovers to highlight the vivid colour and to emphasize cocktail pairings like frozen pink daiquiri and a variant on the gin and tonic, called a “pink and tonic.” The signage featured below is from Wine and Beyond in Alberta.