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Aromatherapy company Saje Natural Wellness enjoys the sweet smell of success

The natural wellness brand opened its first store in North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay Market in 1992, and from 2012 to 2017 grew to 68 stores from 12

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How Hudson’s Bay can avoid becoming the next Sears (Video)

Peter Imhof of AGF Investments talks about the fate of Canada’s longest standing department store

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Kidco Work pilots child care, co-working at one facility | RENX

Canada’s largest corporate child care provider, Kids & Company, is launching a new concept to incorporate co-working spaces for parents at several North American locations.

The Kidco Work initiative will be piloted in a few locations across Canada and the United States, including the launch at the Queen Street West (308 Queen Street West) centre in Toronto. It is then expected to roll out in five other Canadian cities and two in the U.S.

Victoria Sopik, the CEO of Kids & Company, said the company’s original business model was geared to supporting its corporate clients with flexible child care.

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Cannabis edibles available for legal sale in Canada in mid-December | CBC News

New cannabis products — like edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December.

Regulations will come into effect on Oct. 17, and the products will be available two months later, Radio-Canada has learned.

Details on the final regulations and timeline were released Friday by Health Canada.

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Meet Rubikloud, the Canadian firm using AI to keep clothes out of landfills

Kerry Liu could have harnessed the power of AI for just about anything, but he set his sights on solving problems retailers face with his company Rubikloud.

“Consumers expect a frictionless, personalized experience that provides the right product, at the right time, in the right price,” Kerry Liu, co-founder & CEO at Rubikloud, told Yahoo Finance Canada.

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Rise in ‘meat reducers’ shaping future of plant-based proteins | Canadian Grocer

The future of plant-based proteins lies not in their heritage as part of vegetarian diets, but in a large emerging market of so-called “meat reducers,” according to a new report from Field Agent.

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Kia Celebrates 20 years in Canada and Welcomes new Chief Operating Officer & VP

Kia Canada Inc. officially celebrated its twentieth year in Canada last week at an employee celebration that acknowledged the enormous team effort that has contributed to the rapid success of the brand across the country. The celebration was also the perfect opportunity for staff to meet Kia Canada’s new Chief Operating Officer, Elias El-Achhab.

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