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Video Interview: PJ L’Heureux, Founder of CRAFT Beer Market, Discusses Launch of New Restaurant/Bar Concept in Calgary

L'Heureux talks about the growth plans for the new restaurant/bar as well as CRAFT, lessons learned during the pandemic, the challenges the hospitality industry has faced, and the current labour shortage.

Video Interview: Todd Throndson Discusses Downtown Calgary Retail as Office Workers Return

The Managing Director of Avison Young in Calgary discusses the future of the downtown core including vacancies and the impact of foot traffic after pandemic struggles.

Video Interview: Arlene Dickinson Discusses What She Looks for When Investing in Companies

The CEO of Venturepark and Managing General Partner of District Ventures Capital also talks about the food, health/wellness and services industries, the state of entrepreneurship, being a judge on the Dragons' Den TV show, and the future of entrepreneurship.

Video Interview: Craig Patterson, CEO/Publisher of Retail Insider Discusses the Relationship with News Media and Public Relations

Patterson talks about what media looks for in a story, pitches to the media, paid versus earned media, supplying questions in advance of an interview, companies wanting to see news stories in advance of publication.

Video Interview: Ken Keelor, CEO of Calgary Co-op, Discusses Competing Against Grocery Giants

Keelor also talks about the company's sales in the past year, what consumers of today want from a grocery store and its development plans.

Video Interview: Scott Arsenault, CEO of Ren’s Pets, on the State of the Canadian Pet Industry

Arsenault discusses how the pet industry has been booming in Canada, the company's recent growth and plans for continued expansion, some key trends in the pet industry today, the impact of the pandemic, and what the acquisition by Legault last year has meant for the company.

Video Interview: CFIB’s Dan Kelly Discusses Federal Budget’s Impact on Small Businesses

Dan Kelly, President/CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, discusses the latest federal budget and its impact on small businesses in Canada.

Video Interview: Paris Jewellers Co-Owner Discusses Company’s Future Growth Plans

She discusses the retailer's launch of a new charitable collection as well as how Paris Jewellers came to be, how it has grown since its inception and plans for the future.

Video Interview: Sylvain Charlebois Discusses Canadian Food Availability and Prices During War in Ukraine

The 'Food Professor' discusses the looming food crisis consumers face in Canada including the impact of the war in Ukraine, why food prices are continuing to rise, the class action lawsuit against meat companies, Statistics Canada deleting its food inflation base, and the need for better coupons.

Vince Guzzo Video Interview: The Current State of His Businesses and Predictions of Mass Retail Closures in Canada

The well-known Canadian entrepreneur and judge on the Dragons' Den TV show discusses the economic pain entrepreneurs have faced during the pandemic and what they need to do to survive. He starts off discussing challenges with his own businesses including theatres, consumer goods and real estate and then predicts that many businesses will close in Canada this year and discusses how interest rate increases will further affect both businesses and consumers.

Melissa Newton, Chair of Consumer Real Estate Canada, Discusses COVID’s Impact 2 Years In: Video Interview

The Chair of Consumer Real Estate Canada discusses how the retail sector has displayed resilience even in these tough economic times. That includes fewer businesses shutting down than expected, fewer physical retail vacancies and robust consumer spending predicted as we head into the spring.

BeaverTails Planning Significant Expansion Across Canada: Video Interview

Pino Di Ioia, CEO, BeaverTails, discusses the iconic Canadian brand's appeal and the company's expansion plans.