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Health Canada orders IQOS tobacco storefront to remove its signs

A store that specializes in products intended to cut down the dangerous effects of smoking has been warned by Health Canada it must remove its company signage because the agency categorizes them as tobacco products, which makes it illegal for them to advertise outwardly to the public.

The problem is, says IQOS — a device that heats a tobacco stick into vapour at 350 C, but not to the point where combustion will cause smoke — is their products fit more into the vaping category, where such companies can advertise...

torontosun.com

Walmart Canada Is Now Carrying Cannabis Vaporizers

Cannabis has officially gone mainstream now that Walmart Canada is selling medical-grade vaporizers online.

leafly.com

Canadian Tire boosts e-commerce offering

Retail giant Canadian Tire announced on Wednesday that it has become the first Canadian retailer to put into market new, automated, 16-foot Self-Serve Pick-Up Towers at select locations across the country.

The locations are Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Ottawa and Toronto.

It said the Ottawa area will see two new ways to pick up online purchases with a fleet of self-serve lockers and automated check-in terminals. To use the check-in terminals, customers enter a unique PIN code on the in-store tablet, prompting store staff to bring their order directly to them. These new in-store options will make the online order pick up faster and more convenient, said Canadian Tire.

calgarysbusiness.ca

How Lululemon helped turn America into a nation of yoga pants

Lululemon has poured money into developing new fabrics for different activities, transforming the yoga pants craze into a full-on commercial earthquake

business.financialpost.com