Jessica Finch

Hammam Spa Reopens Downtown Toronto Storefront After Significant Renovation [Photos]

The 7,000-square-foot location has operated for almost 15 years and saw 900 guests weekly pre-COVID.

Self-Serve In-Office Technology ‘KitchenMate’ Aims to Get Office Workers Back Onsite

Ex IBM and Google engineers invented the technology that is expanding rapidly in Canada.

YOUTH MediSpa Opens its Doors in Toronto’s Historic Corktown

A major attraction to the spa for many is its Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Unique Automated Coffee Concept Launches Aggressive Canadian Expansion

The flagship location was inspired by a vintage coffee house, with plans in place to grow the 24/7 concept to more than 100 locations by next year.

Massive Daily Lineups at Brandy Melville Stores in Canada a Result of Social Media

Since June daily lineups at all three Canadian Brandy Melville stores have had many asking what is happening.

Canadian Women’s Footwear Brand ‘Zvelle’ Opens 1st Permanent Storefront [Photos]

The five-year-old company began its brick-and-mortar journey with pop-ups before leasing a permanent space on Davenport Road in Toronto's Yorkville area.

Intuit QuickBooks Canada Joins Digital Main Street to Help Canadian Small Businesses Digitally Transform

Intuit will help Digital Main Street advance its online web platform, enabling small businesses to receive direct 1-on-1 support through consultation meetings and online webinar training sessions.

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Walk-In Medical Clinics with 1st Toronto Location

Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer continues to expand its services to drive traffic to its stores in an effort to gain market share from competitors.

Invisible Face Mask ‘Mingle Mask’ Targets Canadian Retailers and Businesses

The made-in-Canada invisible, ergonomic mask provides all the benefits of mask protection while allowing one's face to be completely visible

Popular Toronto-Based ‘Maker Pizza’ Concept Expanding with New Locations

The company’s expansion plans include a menu overhaul, coffee concept, and retail offerings, with the involvement of celebrity chefs such as Matty Matheson.

Shopify Partners with Canadian Government to Move Small Businesses into Digital Economy

The ‘Go Digital Canada’ initiative is offering free resources to help save the backbone of the Canadian economy.

Gap Canada Donates Over $3 Million of New Clothing to Canadians in Need

COVID-19 has left many Canadians unemployed and struggling to provide basic necessities for their families.

Social Media Chatter in Canada Indicates Retail as a Hot Discussion Topic Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Findings include discussions on changing shopping habits, sold-out products, hero pay, local businesses, and favourite retailers at an unprecedented time.

Online Vintage Retailer ‘Throwback Vault’ Opens 1st Physical Store in Toronto with Expansion Plans

The high-end vintage retailer carries highly sought-after brands with growth plans for locations in other Canadian cities.

Planet Fitness Implements Safety Protocols as it Reopens Gyms in Canada

The popular fitness concept has procedures in place as many members look to return.

How St. Louis Bar & Grill is Cautiously Reopening Restaurant Spaces

The popular Canadian sports bar has ensured that all government regulations are being met as it reopens to the public, even going as far as to create a new ‘Chief Sanitization Officer’ position within its employee lineup.

Hand Sanitizer Brand ‘SoPure’ Targets Canadian Retailers

The premium quality spray hand sanitizer aims to keep customers and staff safe in retail environments.

Beekeeper’s Naturals Expands Distribution with Major Retailer

The Canadian wellness brand is experiencing increased demand since the onset of COVID-19.

StyleDemocracy Pivots and Goes Digital with Online Warehouse Sales

North America’s largest warehouse and sample sale company, Toronto-based StyleDemocracy, launches a digital platform for online warehouse sales to continue to help global brands with excess inventory amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Canadian Fashion and Apparel Event INLAND Finds Success Virtually Amid COVID-19

After its spring event was cancelled because of the pandemic, INLAND has engaged with consumers through social media including daily 'takeovers' that have gained traction.

Cannabis Retailer Launches Unique Shipping Container Retail Space with Expansion Plans

The new Alchemy storefront near Yorkdale is unlike any other dispensary in Canada, with a permanent location planned as well as even bigger plans in the works.

Nordstrom Reopening Most Remaining Canadian Stores on Thursday

The upscale Seattle-based retailer will open the doors to nine stores on Thursday with enhanced cleaning and other protocols.

City of Toronto’s ‘CafeTO’ Initiative Allowing Businesses to Expand Patios into Sidewalks

The goal of the program is to comfortably bring customers back to foodservice businesses by creating a 'safe' outdoor environment that encourages physical distancing.

Cannabis Retailer ‘Choom’ Opens Flagship Retail Location in Vancouver [Photos]

To date, the retailer operates 18 locations across three provinces with an aggressive growth strategy to increase its national footprint over the next three to five years.

Good News Brief: More Businesses in Canada Step Up to Help

At an unprecedented time, retailers and brands across the country continue to do good deeds for the community.
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