A slew of bankruptcies among iconic retailers in recent years has pointed much of the blame on their demise on the rise of online sellers such as Amazon. But a peek below the surface shows that isn't
The plan to raise the price of Chinese goods, such as electronics, sold in the United States could prompt more Canadians to shop at home, the Retail Council of Canada said.
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MedMen, the Los Angeles-based "unicorn" of cannabis retailers, has positioned themselves for an opportunity to place a stake in the slowly growing global cannabis market. On Monday, the billion dollar company announced a first-of-its-kind cross-border joint venture with Cronos Group, the Canadian licensed medical cannabis producer, manufacturer, and distributor. MedMen Canada will develop branded products and open stores across Canada--likely by the end of 2018-- blending MedMen's class-defining retail experience with Cronos' Canadian reach and expertise. "Canada has been on our radar for a while," says Daniel Yi, senior vice president of MedMen's corporate communications.
A petition asking a Canadian ice cream chain to change its "blasphemous" name has nearly 30,000 signatures. The Toronto chain Sweet Jesus, which first opened in 2015, announced plans to expand into the U.S. in October. But some Christians aren't thrilled with the company's presence down South. "The company's name and logo are seriously offensive," the petition on Christian site Return To Order says. "The first S in the word Jesus is a lightning strike, reminiscent of the Nazi style used by the SS, and the T in "SWEET" is often shown as an inverted Cross on the company's various products ... We cannot remain silent while Our Lord is blasphemed!"