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Consumers remain loyal to Canadian retailers: report

That Canadian consumers remain loyal to Canadian brands and retailers is but one of the findings to come out of a new retail report by WPP’s Mindshare Canada.

According to the research released last week, 61% of consumers assert that it’s important or very important to purchase from a Canadian brand, and 63% say the same of purchasing from a Canadian retailer.

Pot sales total $54M in November, the 1st full month of legalization: StatsCan

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in November, the first full month of legal recreational pot sales, according to Statistics Canada.

The cannabis sales for the month a little more than 25 per cent from $43.1 million recorded in October, which included roughly two weeks of legal pot sales after Canada legalized cannabis for adult use on Oct. 17.

"Data for this Canadian industry are presented in unadjusted form as there is no seasonal pattern established by official statistics yet," Statistics Canada said Wednesday.

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.9 per cent in November

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.9 per cent to $50.4 billion in November.

Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf debuts its new plant-based burger

Maple Leaf-subsidiary Lightlife Foods is joining the looks-like, cooks-like, smells-like, tastes-like-the-real-thing veggie burger fray

‘Happy guests and happy franchisees’: Tim Hortons parent shakes up executive ranks

RBI reports best Tim Hortons’ sales in two years. Now, new chair and CEO look to the long term