Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: December 30 2016

(Image: Manulife)

(Image: Manulife)

(We'll also be back with our own articles next week. Happy New Year, and have an excellent long weekend) 

Top Stories - National: 

-Is Boxing Day still worth it? Some bargain hunters say Black Friday has better deals (CBC News)

-Dollarama announces plan to buy back shares through private agreements (NewsWire press release) 

-The secrets to success for Spin Master, the Toronto toy company behind Hatchimals (Toronto Star) and An 'F-word' problem: Hatchimal owners say the toy is swearing (CTV News)

-Despite nearly 50 years in Canada, McDonald’s is still fighting to shed its junk food image (Financial Post) 

-Available only to paid 'Unlimited' subscribers, and G&M app users: Shift to online shopping will transform retail in 2017 (Marina Strauss, Globe & Mail)