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- Calgary woman who put needles in food now wants grocery store to pay $8M for ‘shaming’ her [National Post] A woman who put needles into food at a Calgary grocery store is now suing the store for defamation. After she was banned from a Calgary Co-op in 2010 for shoplifting, Tatyana Granada returned to the store and concealed pins, nails and needles into bakery and dairy products. Now, Granada is suing the company for $8 million, alleging that it is responsible for the shame and loss of family honour her husband incurred, which she says eventually led to his suicide...
- Retailers using smartphones to track customer shopping habits in stores [Montreal Gazette] Before store owner Melissa Davis started using mobile analytics, she didn't know much about her customers shopping habits aside from how many came into her trendy sneaker shop each day...
- Canadian company partners with BitPay to accept bit coin [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
- State of downtown Halifax part of national review [Halifax Chronical Herald] Focus will be reviving stagnant retail sector in urban cores
- Walmart Canada Cuts 750 Jobs As Part Of Tweaks To Its Management Structure [Financial Post] Walmart Canada has confirmed it laid off hundreds of employees across the country earlier this month in a move to rework its management structure.
- Rogers CEO says fourth carrier not viable [Globe & Mail] Rogers Communications Inc.’s chief executive believes a new cellular carrier would not have the ability to invest in Canada’s capital-intensive wireless market and succeed.
- Lands' End pop-up shop to open in Dundas Square [Toronto Star] Four years after exiting Sears stores in Canada, Lands’ End is returning to Toronto with a pop-up swimsuit shop in Dundas Square on Tuesday.
- This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America's Largest Mall [GIZMODO] The life and death of the American mall is a familiar story by now. A few decades ago, these shrines to consumerism dotted suburbia, only to be denied relevance by a push back towards city centers.
- Modesty is the new Abercrombie [Bloomberg/Yahoo] Subtlety has never been Abercrombie & Fitch’s (ANF) thing.