Retail

Oh, farmers market, how do I love thee?

August
29
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE If you're a poet, but didn't know it, B.C. Association of Farmer's Markets would like to hear from you. In conjunction with Farmer's Association Week, Sept. 12-18, the association is asking people across the...

Mall credits community for success

August
5
,
2016
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Hundreds lined up Friday for gift bags and pancakes, helping to celebrate Aberdeen Mall’s 35th anniversary. It’s not every shopping mall that can attract such a turnout at 9 a.m. on a summer morning, but Aberdeen Mall changed the...

Aberdeen Mall celebrates 35 years

July
15
,
2016
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Thirty-five years ago next month, the city’s largest shopping mall opened its doors, changing the retail landscape in Kamloops. Aberdeen Mall, still the No. 1 shopping destination in town, celebrates the anniversary Friday, Aug. 5 ...

Warm spring boosts farmers market

April
22
,
2016
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Expect more than the usual opening-day offerings at Kamloops Farmers Market as the season begins Saturday, April 23, starting at 8 a.m. More than 60 vendors are signed up for stalls along St. Paul Street at 2nd Avenue for the popular regional...

Grocery store liquor licences go on block

February
18
,
2016
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Grocers will have a chance to bid on six opportunities to apply for a licence to sell B.C. wine, cider and sake off their shelves. The Ministry of Small Business, which is responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch, announced Thursday that...

Cooper's Foods switching to Save-On-Foods

February
11
,
2016
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A name that Kamloops has grown accustomed to as a neighbourhood, community and business fixture for more than a half century is about to disappear. Cooper’s Foods, a former family-owned B.C. grocery chain that retained its brand even after...

Rona friendly takeover called 'win-win' deal

February
3
,
2016
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MONTREAL — The Lowe's home improvement chain is aiming to buy Quebec-based Rona Inc. for $3.2 billion cash in a friendly deal supported by the directors and management of both companies. Lowe's sees Rona as a way to quickly become...

Shoppers vent online after Best Buy Canada site malfunctions on Black Friday

November
27
,
2015
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TORONTO — One of Canada's largest tech retailers has incurred the wrath of Black Friday shoppers who say a website malfunction prevented them from taking advantage of the annual markdowns. The online backlash against Best...

Bordeaux arrives on shelves Saturday

September
28
,
2015
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An extensive selection of the finest 2012 vintage Bordeaux wines will be available in BC Liquor Stores throughout the province later this week as part of the annual Bordeaux release. Each year, the highly anticipated event attracts wine...

Waiting for Work: Canadian retail workers face volatility of on-call shifts

September
3
,
2015
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TORONTO — The rise of so-called precarious employment in Canada — mainly work in the services and retail sectors — has brought with it some questionable employer practices that have employees stressed out and labour activists...