Central/Eastern Canada News

‘We’ve never had a weapon like this’: Farm Boy is key for urban expansion, Sobeys says

By combining Farm Boy with Empire’s real estate ‘prowess,’ CEO Michael Medline believes he can eventually ‘blanket’ Toronto and its suburbs with stores.


Why Yorkdale's sea of cars may soon be sinking underground | CBC News

The city is launching a study aimed at relieving one of Toronto's most notorious traffic headaches — the roadways around Yorkdale Shopping Centre.


The Forever 21 at Yonge and Dundas is closing

The fast fashion retailer's two-storey location at the northwest corner of Yonge and Dundas is slated to close by March 30 or March 31, according to sales associates

It will merge with the Forever 21 on the bottom floor of the Eaton Centre next door.


Minimum price of beer to rise in Quebec

Quebec's Liquor Authority (RACJ) says the minimum price of beer in Quebec will go up as of April 1st.

The increases range from 2 to 2.3 percent, depending on the alcohol content of the products.

For example, the minimum prices for beer sold at a grocery store will be $3.0372 per litre for beer with less than 4.1 percent alcohol by volume; it will be $3.4395 per litre for beer with more than 6.2 percent alcohol.


Proposed cannabis shop ditches ByWard Market name | CBC News

The people behind a proposed cannabis store in the ByWard Market have decided not to refer to the historic neighbourhood in its name.


Technology changes Quebec retail – Produce Blue Book

Walmart is investing in scan-and-go technology, betting that today’s customers, who increasingly have the option of home delivery, just do not have the patience to stand in line at a grocery store.