Walmart Canada cuts Weston Foods as bread supplier, cites ‘commercial reasons’

Walmart Canada Corp. says it’s cutting Weston Foods as a bread supplier, but the retailer says the decision has nothing to do with the Competition Bureau’s investigation into price-fixing. In an email statement, a spokesperson for Walmart says the company is reducing its number of bread suppliers for commercial reasons. The decision comes More...

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Bottle of Macallan whiskey sells for record-breaking $1.3M at Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG—A rare bottle of 60-year-old Macallan whisky sold for $ 1.3 million (Canadian) at Bonhams Hong Kong on Friday, smashing the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold at auction. The bottle More...

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What Starbucks could learn from this Washington restaurateur about race at work

A Black student at Yale was napping in her dorm’s common area, and someone called the police Starbucks Canada to close stores for sensitivity training following the arrest of two Black men at a U.S. location Race More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Canada’s media is in thrall to China

If you’ve been putting any stock in what the Chinese police state’s diplomats and propagandists and their friends in the Canada-China trade lobby have been saying, it’s the opposite of what you More...

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Why priced-out city-dwellers are eyeing cottage country instead

“We looked at houses in Toronto, and we left the downtown core. We went east of the Don Valley. We just couldn’t afford it. We couldn’t get anything for less than $ 800,000. Even then there More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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New privacy rules could make Helen Dixon one of tech’s most important regulators

DUBLIN—If Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t know who Helen Dixon is, he will soon. From an unassuming town house in the Irish capital, Dixon, the country’s data protection commissioner, leads an agency More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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TSX and Canadian dollar down

In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 12.14 points to 16,131.41. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17.64 points to 24,731.62. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 3.97 points More...

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New labels will have France saying au revoir to ‘real’ Camembert, cheese purists say

PARIS—French cheese connoisseurs want everyone who loves the country’s culinary heritage to hear their anguished, almost unimaginable cry: Boycott French Camembert. Because soon enough, they warn, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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U.K. retailer accused of imposing ‘fat tax,’ promises to review pricing

By CEYLAN YEGINSUThe New York Times Thu., May 17, 2018 LONDON—Size is a sensitive subject in the clothing business. So when one of Britain’s most popular and affordable clothing giants was found More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Aphria strikes deal with wine and spirits supplier Southern Glazer’s for cannabis distribution

LEAMINGTON, ONT.—Aphria Inc. says it has reached a deal that will see Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits become its exclusive distributor of recreational cannabis products in Canada. The Leamington, More...