Susan Krashinsky Robertson, The Globe and Mail

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Past articles by Susan:

A sneak peek inside the relaunch of Zellers, and what the resurrected discount chain means for Hudson’s Bay

HBC is trying to capitalize on nostalgia for the Zellers brand while also setting expectations that things will be different this time around → Read More

Loblaw sees profit growth outpacing sales this year as inflation-weary shoppers opt for discount stores

Canada’s biggest grocer says adjusted profit grew by 12% in the latest quarter → Read More

Joe Mimran looks to revive Tilley, and it’s not just about the hat

Tilley’s new owners don’t want to alienate loyal fans – sailors, birdwatchers, travellers of a certain age – but they also know the future of the brand relies on drawing in new customers → Read More

Tim Hortons turfs key store owner amid battle with franchisees over profitability

On Thursday, Ron Fox, a second-generation franchisee who has owned restaurants for more than two decades, received notice the chain had terminated the agreement with him → Read More

Canadian Tire sales flat as inflation-weary consumers spend on essentials but cut back elsewhere

The Toronto-based retailer said comparable sales in its latest quarter were up 0.3% across its store banners and down 0.1% at its flagship chain → Read More

Indigo outage nears one-week mark, becomes latest Canadian company to face cyber attack

The cybersecurity incident that took down Indigo’s website is the latest in a string of attacks on Canadian organizations → Read More

Tim Hortons parent Restaurant Brands International replacing CEO

The Toronto-based company said chief operating officer Joshua Kobza will take on the top job on March 1, replacing chief executive officer José Cil → Read More

Toronto’s Cookin raises $17-million to build online delivery market for home-cooked meals

Cookin is in the early stages of expanding service across the Greater Toronto Area, but the co-founders plan to be in 17 cities by 2025 → Read More

Tensions ramp up at Tim Hortons as franchisees voice concerns about profitability amid inflation

Franchisees question whether Tim Hortons has raised the prices for goods restaurant owners must purchase from the coffee chain more than is necessary during this period of inflation → Read More

Loblaw tries explaining rising cost of food, but consumers are not buying it

Canada’s largest grocer is stepping up its public relations strategy to convince people that it is not to blame for higher prices → Read More

Frito-Lay hikes prices again, as grocers warn more food price increases to come

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers confirmed that the PepsiCo-owned potato-chip manufacturer imposed price increases on a number of its member stores this week → Read More

Grocer Metro hikes dividend by 10% as high inflation fuels sales gain

Montreal-based Metro said profit grew by 11.3 per cent in the first quarter → Read More

LCBO just the latest to face cybersecurity threat

The provincial Crown corporation first announced the incident on Tuesday night, stating that an investigation was under way → Read More

Shoppers snap up cheap groceries through apps like Flashfood, saving them from landfill

Reducing food waste has become a bigger priority for grocers, and tech companies are taking a cut by helping them sell what would otherwise go in the bin → Read More

Knix founder says sale of a majority stake in her women’s underwear company was vindication of her vision

Swedish hygiene products giant Essity bought the company in a deal that valued the company at roughly $500-million → Read More

Judge orders Paramount restaurant chain to break deadlock by appointing new director

Judge says Paramount ‘may be insolvent’, orders its founder and investors to agree on a new director within 10 business days → Read More

Sobeys parent Empire Co. to sell Western Canada gas stations for $100-million

The company also said in its latest earnings report that it expects a recent cyberbreach to affect earnings for the year by about $25-million → Read More

Paramount Fine Foods investors seek ouster of founder as legal battle heads to court

Paramount Fine Foods’s founder, Mohamad Fakih, called the shareholders’ motion an ‘act of oppression’ designed to wipe out millions in personal loans he made to keep the company afloat → Read More

Dollarama hikes sales forecast as high inflation drives shoppers to seek cheaper groceries, household goods

The Quebec-based retailer says it now sees full-year comparable sales growth of 9.5 per cent to 10.5 per cent → Read More

Simons faces criticism for campaign highlighting medical assistance in dying

The Quebec fashion retailer went viral for all the wrong reasons → Read More