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Old Navy launches major Canadian expansion plan

Old Navy launches major Canadian expansion plan

The budget retailer is set to open at least 100 new stores by 2020
Eyewear brand MUJOSH opens first Canadian store at West Edmonton Mall

Eyewear brand MUJOSH opens first Canadian store at West Edmonton Mall

The opening adds to a recent uptick in new eyewear brands hitting the Canadian market
Condo neighbours harpoon Moby Dick for "offensive term"

Condo neighbours harpoon Moby Dick for "offensive term"

A lawsuit between commercial condo owners questions the appropriateness of a franchises name
A&W, McDonalds start all-day breakfast battle

A&W, McDonalds start all-day breakfast battle

The two burger chains recently started offering breakfast options without a cut off time, with tremendous response from millennials
Sunrise Records to fill HMV's shoes with Canada-wide expansion

Sunrise Records to fill HMV's shoes with Canada-wide expansion

The Ontario-based retailer has faith in the future of physical music sales and is expanding to other provinces for the first time, in place of HMV
Tim Hortons parent company acquires Popeyes chicken franchise for $1.8 billion

Tim Hortons parent company acquires Popeyes chicken franchise for $1.8 billion

Restaurant Brands International Inc. hopes the transaction will help the company expand Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen globally
Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

The franchise opened its first Canadian restaurant in December and plans further country-wide expansion
Nordstrom’s premium candy shop Sugarfina seeks Canada-wide expansion

Nordstrom’s premium candy shop Sugarfina seeks Canada-wide expansion

The boutique confectionery is currently eyeing standalone space in Vancouver and Toronto
McDonald’s sells 80 per cent of Hong Kong stake to U.S. firm

McDonald’s sells 80 per cent of Hong Kong stake to U.S. firm

McDonald's will maintain 20 per cent interest in the company, as per the US$2.08 deal
B.C. Franchises Act will level the playing field for franchisees, lawyers say

B.C. Franchises Act will level the playing field for franchisees, lawyers say

New rules came into effect on Feb. 1 and prevent sneaky lease clauses and hidden financial documents