Factories are desperate for skilled workers Feb 07 2018

SARAH EFRON PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 4, 2018UPDATED FEBRUARY 5, 2018 The shortage of skilled workers in Canada's industrial sector is reaching a new intensity, with many factory owners saying the lack of talent is hindering the growth of their companies.
"It's getting worse every year," says Doug Kamphuys at Ellesmere Fabricators Ltd., a custom steel fabricator that ma…
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How to thrive in retail's new normal Feb 05 2018

Retailers should be focused less on channels and more on customer journeys and emotions, writes Lori Mitchell-Keller of SAP.
Retail’s new normal is here.
It’s a time of disruption and intense competition, and we all must learn to adapt in a digital atmosphere that moves at an aggressive pace. While there are several elements playing a role in retail success, …
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Canada's luxury retail market takes off as brands flock to cities Jan 29 2018

Toronto was one of the top 10 cities in the world last year for luxury store openings By Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani, CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2018 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018 5:00 AM ET
Whether you're in the market for a new $2 million Swiss watch or just window shopping, it's pretty hard to miss a new global luxury retailer setting up shop in one of C…
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Round 6: It's now or never for NAFTA Jan 22 2018

AUTHOR Edwin Lopez Dive Brief: The sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicked off Sunday in Montreal, Canada, amid high tensions between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The talks will conclude Jan. 29 with a trilateral statement, but various sources indicate this round could prove pivotal to the talks' ultimate success. Time is…
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Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: Retail Council Jan 22 2018

The CSCB has been closely watching developments in e-commerce, including the Retail Council’s advocacy, as well as participating directly in the work at the WCO on e-commerce. We are looking forward to participating in a BCCC working group on e-commerce.Canada’s retail industry is warning that raising the duty-free allowance for cross-border shipments could lead to hundred…
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