Opinion: Retailer Simons returns from the brink of bankruptcy to resume expansion to Halifax

Opinion: Retailer Simons returns from the brink of bankruptcy to resume expansion to Halifax

Simons came close to the edge during the months-long lockdowns that left it dependent on its online business while remote work sapped clothing sales.ablokhin/Handout Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed La Maison Simons to the brink of bankruptcy, the 182-year-old Quebec City-based fashion retailer has got its groove back – not to mention its … Read more

Aritzia’s new CEO on the retailer’s future

Aritzia’s new CEO on the retailer’s future

Aritzia CEO Jennifer Wong at their head office in Vancouver on May 28.Jimmy Jeong/www.jimmyshoots.com/TGAM At some companies, the appointment of a new chief executive officer signals a change in leadership, and a new strategic direction. At Vancouver-based retailer Aritzia Inc., ATZ-T which has seen significant growth in recent years, the main priority is to keep … Read more

10 kg of bananas instead of 10 bananas: Unwanted substitutions, mix-ups deter online grocery shoppers

10 kg of bananas instead of 10 bananas: Unwanted substitutions, mix-ups deter online grocery shoppers

People wearing masks shop at a grocery store in Moncton, NB, on Sept. 22, 2021. Online grocery orders surged during the pandemic as Canadians heeded public health warnings to limit outings.Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press Anjali Rego doesn’t mind some online grocery order substitutions. Swap out regular tomatoes for cherry tomatoes? No problem. But other changes … Read more