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Safeway announces store closures: ‘This is an insult and an outrage,’ union says

Safeway announces store closures: ‘This is an insult and an outrage,’ union says

The announcement comes on the eve of negotiation between the company and its workers' union
N-Hance moves into Alberta

N-Hance moves into Alberta

The wood refinishing franchise is one of Entrepreneur Magazine's fastest-growing companies
Cobs Bread opens its 100th location

Cobs Bread opens its 100th location

The Canadian bakery has earned Franchisees' Choice designation for the seventh consecutive year
Canadian Franchise Association registers its first marijuana franchise

Canadian Franchise Association registers its first marijuana franchise

Pot dealer Spiritleaf Inc. has signed 16 franchisees, making it the first weed franchise recognized by the CFA
Tim Hortons named Canada’s top franchise

Tim Hortons named Canada’s top franchise

Tim Hortons, with 3,500 outlets, is the No. 1 franchise in Canada, according to BetheBoss
Japanese retailer MUJI to open Canadian flagship location on Robson

Japanese retailer MUJI to open Canadian flagship location on Robson

The brand will occupy a 14-507-square-foot space on Robson Street - the company's biggest store outside of Asia
Winnipeg's Hermanos expands to second location

Winnipeg's Hermanos expands to second location

Restauranteur Noel Bernier has opened a second Hermanos on South Osborne Street, with plans for a third
Small-business owners go ballistic over federal tax plan

Small-business owners go ballistic over federal tax plan

Large number of business failures forecast as federal Liberals move to “close loopholes” with a tough new tax regime
How to qualify a potential franchisee as a “good fit”

How to qualify a potential franchisee as a “good fit”

For many franchises the returns are marginal and a buyer must conduct extensive due diligence prior to entering into any agreements
Panago expands across Saskatchewan

Panago expands across Saskatchewan

The pizza chain is seeking franchisees for new locations in Saskatoon, Regina and Estevan