[Financial Post/Hollie Shaw] Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. is adding more markets to its e-commerce home delivery and store pick-up service as supermarkets across the country mobilize for the battle with Amazon. “As the retail landscape changes, we are now rapidly scaling our e-commerce pick-up and home delivery services to blanket Canada this year,” chief executive Galen Weston said. Loblaw will also expand the number of its click-and-collect locations and will begin offering grocery pick-up at Shoppers Drug Mart stores, starting with nine stores in the Toronto areas in the coming weeks. Currently the service, now dubbed “PC Express” is offered at about 200 pick-up points outside Loblaw stores and Go Train commuter sites. Loblaw said Wednesday that number will rise to 700 locations by the end of the year...
[Marina Strauss, Globe & Mail] Loblaw is rebranding its Click & Collect program to PC Express and expanding it to more than 700 stores, from about 200 last year
Volvo Car Canada Ltd. reached a number of milestones this past April, on the way to the best-selling April since 2007. The premium carmaker also reported the best start to a year since 2007. Volvo Car Canada Ltd. reported sales of 903 units in April 2018 compared to 637 sales in April 2017, representing an increase of 42%. This marks the thirty-first consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth for the brand. The strong sales month was aided by the sales of the award-winning XC90 and XC60. The XC90, Volvo's seven-seat flagship SUV, had its best month of retail sales in two years. The XC60, recently awarded the World Car of the Year, experienced its best month since the new vehicle launched in September 2017. "The Volvo brand is gaining industry-wide attention, from our colleagues, the media and consumers. Our stunning product, paired with a passionate retailer network has led us to having our best-selling April since 2007," said Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. "This month also marks our best start to the year since 2007 and strong sales months from both the XC90 and XC60. We are thrilled with our start to the second quarter and are prepared for a strong spring."
Shopify Inc. says it lost $15.9 million US in its latest quarter as its revenue grew 68 per cent compared with a year ago.