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Nature’s Fare says no major changes expected after sale to Buy-Low Foods

The executive team at Nature’s Fare Markets said it will be business as usual at the grocery store chain following its sale to the Jim Pattison Group’s Buy-Low Foods division. Nature’s fare, which has a location in Kamloops, is a health-focused chain of seven stores, specializing in organic products.


Alberta cannabis sector launches unified voice | Calgary's Business

Members of Alberta’s cannabis industry have joined forces to create a unified voice. The Alberta Cannabis Council has been launched to raise awareness of the sector and advocate on behalf of members.

“The unified voice we have created with ACC will help us educate in a responsible, safe and transparent manner as well as advocate with stakeholders and government on key issues,” said Michelle Russell, executive director, in a news release. “We are very proud of the team we have built, with representatives from all over the cannabis sector, including retailers and LPs.”


University of Manitoba prof studying effects of possible sugar tax in Canada

Natalie Riedigier, a professor in the department of food and human nutritional sciences at the University of Manitoba, has been conducting a study in various Winnipeg neighbourhoods, speaking to people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as small business owners who sell sugary beverages.


Commercial Drive businesses concerned about problems attributed to shelter

Darcey Houser is frustrated. In recent years, the owner of the Super Valu grocery store on East 1st Ave. near Commercial Drive in Vancouver has seen growing theft of goods from his shelves, large numbers of needles discarded on his property, and increased threats to staff.

Houser is among a group of business owners in the area who are attributing those and other troubles to the actions of people in and around a filled-to-capacity 40-bed shelter on the 1600-block of East 1st. But shelter residents and providers say they are not to blame for the problematic behaviour — in a sense, they are part of the solution. Some of the concerns Houser listed in an interview on Monday morning were, as he put it, brazen.


Crampton's celebrates relocation

Jarrett Davidson wanted dirt under his fingernails and he wasn’t going to get it as a big shot broker of mergers and acquisitions with his company, Score Capital Partners. So 21/2 years ago he purchased T&T Seeds on Roblin Boulevard, and this week he opened Crampton’s Market as its new owner in a new location next door to T&T.


Second Salmon Arm cannabis store receives provincial licence

The general manager of the Greenery Cannabis Boutique said the business is currently "putting together the final details" ahead of its opening.


A secret closet in West Kildonan

Retiring was never in the vocabulary of fashionista and longtime retailer and manager Virginia Groshak. Retiring was never in the vocabulary of fashionista and longtime retailer and manager Virginia Groshak.