Aleksandra Sagan, TorontoStar

Aleksandra Sagan


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Aleksandra:

Dollarama suspends guidance due to COVID-19 pandemic, reports Q4 profit up

MONTREAL - Dollarama Inc. suspended its financial guidance due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a ... → Read More

Canadian Restaurants Need COVID-19 Relief, Owners Say

Virtually the entire industry is in a state of fear. → Read More

Dow Jones Has Worst Day Since 1987 Stock Market Crash

The Canadian dollar also dropped in value. → Read More

Starbucks, Second Cup halt use of reusable cups amid novel coronavirus outbreak

SEATTLE - Starbucks is stopping the use of reuseable cups and is halting business travel to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Starbucks, Second Cup stop use of reusable cups amid coronavirus outbreak

Both companies say they will honour discounts for patrons who bring in their own mugs → Read More

Lululemon stores in China mostly closed due to novel coronavirus outbreak

VANCOUVER - Lululemon Athletica Inc. says most of its stores in China have been closed since early February due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Canadian Tire fourth-quarter profit beats expectations, revenue falls short

TORONTO - Canadian Tire Corp. saw its profit grow beyond analyst expectations in its most recent quarter, though its revenue missed the mark. → Read More

Canada Goose cuts revenue growth outlook as coronavirus hits sales

Luxury parka maker Canada Goose Holdings Inc. slashed expected revenue growth for the year due to "material negative impact" from the new coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Saputo Trims 280 Jobs By Closing Facilities In Ontario, New Brunswick

The company plans to develop better tasting non-dairy products. → Read More

Tim Hortons seeks to reclaim Canadian brand identity amid lukewarm sales

Tim Hortons franchisees gathered in Calgary earlier this week and erupted into applause after corporate executives promised to help reframe the public's understanding that the chain is a Canadian company. → Read More

Looking to make a career change? Start with a financial plan, say experts

Dusting off the old resume may seem like the logical first step for workers looking to jump to a new career, but a successful change requires something extra. → Read More

Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches from B.C., Ont. menus

Tim Hortons has pulled Beyond Meat products off the menus in the last provinces where it still sold the trendy plant-based protein, less than a year after a national roll out. → Read More

Grocer Metro raises quarterly dividend, reports $170.2M Q1 profit

MONTREAL - Metro Inc. raised its dividend as it reported a profit of $170.2 million in its latest quarter. → Read More

Labatt acquires B.C. distillery known for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages

Labatt Breweries of Canada has acquired a distillery known for spirits and canned cocktails as the brewery looks to expand its ready-to-drink offerings — a bright spot for a company grappling with a declining beer market. → Read More

Starbucks aims to become resource-positive company with expanded plant-based options, reusable packaging

An ambitious goal for Starbucks to become a resource-positive company depends on changing consumer behaviour, which experts say is possible with the right incentives. → Read More

Starbucks to open pick-up focused Toronto spot as eateries revamp for ‘this new digital age’

Customers accustomed to hunkering down for hours to work or socialize won't be able to do so at the newest Starbucks format that lacks seating and encourages people to grab their drinks and go. → Read More

Iain Nairn appointed Hudson’s Bay president after worldwide search

Hudson's Bay Co. appointed a little-known executive from abroad to lead the company's Hudson's Bay department store chain after a months-long global search. → Read More

Maple Leaf CEO’s plane crash comments unlikely to affect company’s brand: experts

An angry series of tweets from the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. about the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran are uncharacteristic and risky, but unlikely to create long-term consequences for the company, experts say. → Read More

HBC shares surge after Catalyst, Baker group reach sweetened takeover deal

Shares in Hudson's Bay Co. jumped nearly 10 per cent in afternoon trading after a deal that appeared to put a months-long privatization battle → Read More

Optimity buys Carrot Rewards, plans to relaunch health app under new model

A Canadian tech company plans to relaunch popular wellness app Carrot Rewards that shuttered after its original founders failed to secure enough fundi → Read More