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New Look Vision Group Inc. to Offer Custom-Tailored Eyewear

New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSX: BCI) (“New Look Vision”), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Topology, a San Francisco-based leader in custom-tailored eyewear. The agreement gives New Look Vision Group exclusive rights to retail Topology products in Canada and other selected markets.

Topology will initially be available in 15 stores across Canada in the fall, located in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, before a wider rollout in early 2020.

Horizon Distributors announces restructuring of Horizon Group | Grocery Business News

Horizon Distributors Ltd. has announced that the Horizon Group of Companies is being restructured.

Effective September 1, 2019 Christmas Natural Products will merge into Horizon Distributors and Corwin Distribution will merge into Ontario Natural Food Company.

Christmas Natural Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Horizon Group of Companies that has distributed natural health and personal care products across Western Canada for 40 years. Corwin Distribution is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Horizon Group of Companies that has distributed natural health products and specialty organic, natural and fair trade grocery products throughout Eastern Canada for more than 20 years. (Grocery Business Magazine)

Costco Canada’s July sales up +4% | Grocery Business News

Costco reported net sales of $11.43 billion for the retail month of July. For the 48-week period ending August 4, Costco reported net sales of $137.56 billion, up from $127.40 billion during the similar period last year.

Comparable sales in Canada were up 4.8 per cent for the month of July, and 1.5 per cent for the 48 weeks leading up to August 4. Those figures are 5.4 and 5.2 per cent respectively when the impacts from changes in gasoline prices, foreign exchange and a previously disclosed accounting change are factored in. (Grocery Business Magazine)

Chase Forgives Consumer Debt On Canadian Credit Cards |

Chase Bank credit card customers in Canada were treated to an unusual gift when the lender forgave their outstanding debt, Fortune reported on Thursday (Aug. 8). Holders of the Rewards Visa and Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Two credit cards c...

A Chat With Canadian Retail Strategist Carl Boutet

Retail Strategist Carl Boutet discusses the cultural and technological transformations retailers must make to create personalization and consistency across physical and digital platforms.

Grocers listening as virtual assistants herald voice commerce | Grocery Business News

Voice recognition may be the next big thing in retail, and it is being driven by the growing use of virtual home assistants such as Google Home and the Amazon Echo. (Grocery Business Magazine)

Canada enacts drug price crackdown, in blow to pharmaceutical industry

The Canadian government announced final regulations on Friday that should cut billions of dollars from patented drug prices that are among the highest in the world, overcoming heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies who may eventually challenge the new rules in court.