What’s in store for retail.

It's a good day to look at what's in store for retail (pun unintentional). COVID-19 has given the retail sector quite the drubbing, although it hasn't meted that out equally. The virus has been a gift to the grocery sector, where panic buying and online shopping took food retail to new heights.  Hardware e-commerce has … Continue reading What’s in store for retail.

Surviving social distancing.

We're almost finished two months of lock-down, and let's face it - it's been tough. We're stressed, confused, and we miss our routines and our socializing. But although some places are now relaxing restrictions, it will be quite some time before we can move around like we did early this year. As part of Mental … Continue reading Surviving social distancing.

Healthy planet shopping tips.

Yesterday was Earth Day, and while we spend most days thinking of ways to keep ourselves healthy, it's a good time to think about how we can keep our planet healthy. Healthier by Nature has a good Earth Day article complete with tips on small-footprint shopping tips, including: Go reusable, Choose items with little or … Continue reading Healthy planet shopping tips.

Always check your sources.

A pandemic is a trying time for everyone. And the sad reality is that there will always be fraudsters trying to make money off society's collective fear and uncertainty. Scams have included fraudulent - and potentially deadly - cures and treatments, email/phone scams, and e-commerce account takeovers and shipping fraud. It's disheartening, to say the … Continue reading Always check your sources.

It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Last week we had the pleasure of sitting in on a webinar hosted by Livingston International regarding the next phase of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, and it made us think that perhaps it's time to revisit this topic. Some background: the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are a consolidated set of regulations … Continue reading It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.