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Haul or Nothing: No Frills Gets Animated with Video Game Launch Hauler: Aisles of Glory

Based on the in-store shopping experience, Haulers will train for their next shopping trip by running through an 8-bit animated No Frills, collecting points for hauling groceries and avoiding unnecessary frills and obstacles not commonly found at grocery stores like diamonds, limousines, and expensive speed boats. The Hauler will dash seamlessly between the different sections of the store through produce, packaged goods, bakery, meat and even outside through the parking lot.

Staples Canada hosts first National Hiring Day on June 1

Canadians across the country are encouraged to visit any Staples store with their resumes in hand, for the opportunity to be interviewed by a member of the store management team. Candidates also have the opportunity to be hired on the spot, contingent on a successful background check.

The company has over 1,000 part-time and full-time job opportunities currently available within its retail stores, fulfillment centres, and tech and copy hubs, and Staples is prepared to fill as many roles as possible during the June 1 hiring day.

Damages awarded to Paramount Foods owner in hate speech case

A self-styled anti-Muslim pundit has been ordered to pay $2.5-million in damages to a Toronto-area restaurateur, in a ruling in which the judge said that hateful internet speech needs to be confronted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Ferguson awarded the multimillion-dollar settlement to Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, a Lebanese-born businessman who was targeted by two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra (Ron) Banerjee.

Amazon quietly rolling out robots in its warehouses that pack orders and replace jobs

Two such machines in one warehouse would eliminate at least 24 roles, sources familiar with the program say

Want to Start Your Own Biz? These Founders Have Advice

Ever find yourself dreaming of a side hustle? Or maybe you’re already grinding it out for your fledgling company. Starting your own business promises a fun, exciting career—but getting there isn’t easy, a truth known well by Canada’s top female founders. Here, the minds behind Mejuri, Nudestix, Moroccanoil, Therma Kota and Michi share their best advice on how to be an entrepreneur in the fashion and beauty industry.

Source For Sports Appoints Donna Finelli as Chief Marketing Officer

Source For Sports®, Canada's largest sporting goods retail buying group, today announced that Donna Finelli has joined the team as Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role, Donna will oversee all marketing efforts for Source For Sports in both Canada and the U.S., reporting to the company's President, Brad Hause.

Recipe Unlimited to add Maple Leaf’s plant-based burger to Kelsey’s menu, tests salad buffet at Swiss Chalet

The company expects to learn a lot from how the launch goes at Kelsey’s and may expand the burger to other chains such as Harvey’s later on.