Central/Eastern Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

ARI unveils ‘The Loop’ duty free renovation at Montreal | Travel Retail Business

ARI North America has opened its newly-renovated ‘The Loop Duty Free Montreal’ offering, fashioned as a full refurbishment American destination duty free store in Montreal-Trudeau Airport.

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Fresh, ready-to-go food fuels Farm Boy’s growth

Ottawa-based chain is setting up shop in the competitive Toronto area, where consumers relish the ‘foodie’ experience

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Powell's Supermarket earns national heritage award | The Compass

An independently owned Conception Bay North grocery chain received a national honour last week at an industry conference in Toronto.

Powell's Supermarket took home the Arnold Rands Heritage Award, handed out as part of the Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards. The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) event was held Oct. 24, the last day of the Grocery Innovations Canada 2017 conference. The award is presented annually to a multi-generational store owned and operated by the same family in the same community for at least 35 years.

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Toronto eyes new tax class that could spell relief for small businesses

Proposed property-tax subclass aims to address soaring tax bills owners face as buildings are assessed at higher values

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Cannabis law should spell end for ‘dispensaries’ | TheSpec.com

Ontario’s forthcoming cannabis legislation should spell the end of the illegal marijuana “dispensaries” that are still operating, warns Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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