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EQ3 Announces Expansion in the US Market

EQ3, the Canadian-based retailer and manufacturer of modern furniture and home décor, is pleased to announce its expansion in the U.S. with three new retail locations – two in Chicago and a flagship in New York City – all set to open this year. The first Chicago store is located in The Shops at North Bridge in Downtown and will be followed by a second location in Lincoln Park in Summer 2019. The New York retail space will open its doors in Chelsea, also in late Summer of this year. These locations join EQ3's existing portfolio of retail shops in Emeryville and San Francisco, CA. The brand brings to the U.S. its signature contemporary designs, modern furniture and home décor for everyday life, reimagining the EQ3 retail shopping experience within each retail location in the process.

Sales of legal dried cannabis declined in January: Health Canada - BNN Bloomberg

Canadian sales of legal dried cannabis in January declined from the prior month, the first such decrease since recreational use of marijuana was legalized last year.

Price, tastiness of new food guide a concern for many Canadians: report

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive -- or perhaps just not enticing enough -- to easily form the basis of most Canadians' diets, a new report suggests.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found over 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the guide's recommendations.

More than 26 per cent of people cited affordability, with others blaming taste preferences, lack of free time, dietary and cultural restrictions and a lack of availability in their area.

3 Reasons Why This Retail Stud Is a Screaming Buy Today

Metro, Inc. (TSX:MRU) shares are quietly up some 300% over the last decade. Here's why this retail growth story is nowhere close to over. (Investing: Motley Fool)

Household debt grew faster than income in fourth-quarter: StatCan

The amount Canadians owe relative to their income ticked higher in the fourth quarter of last year as the growth in debt slightly outpaced income growth, Statistics Canada said Thursday.