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Walmart teams up with Instacart to bring same-day grocery delivery to Canada

Posted on 15 September 2018

Walmart Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with U.S. home delivery company Instacart to bring some Canadian customers same-day grocery deliveries, raising the stakes in the country’s hotly contested retail space. Walmart’s Canada unit said the service, which is part of a pilot program with Instacart, will be available in the Greater Toronto Area from Sept. 13, while customers in Winnipeg c ...

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Walmart teams up with Instacart to bring same-day grocery delivery to Canada

Posted on 15 September 2018

Walmart Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with U.S. home delivery company Instacart to bring some Canadian customers same-day grocery deliveries, raising the stakes in the country’s hotly contested retail space. Walmart’s Canada unit said the service, which is part of a pilot program with Instacart, will be available in the Greater Toronto Area from Sept. 13, while customers in Winnipeg c ...

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Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla semi-trucks as it aims to shed diesel

Posted on 15 September 2018

TORONTO — Walmart Canada is buying more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint by having its entire fleet powered by alternative energy by 2028. The Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based retail giant says it will acquire 30 of the 18-wheeler semi-trucks on top of the 10 ordered last November. The additional rigs, which hold the promise of eventually being switched to auton ...

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Evaluating charities worthy of your hard-earned dollars

Posted on 05 September 2018

(NC) How much should a Canadian charity be spending on fundraising and overhead? How should you judge? If you’ve ever looked at a charity’s financial report and wondered whether they were spending too much or too little, you’re not alone.  The answer, although not as simple as it sounds, is to look at the big picture. When it comes to assessing a charity’s fundraising, the ...

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Meat-heavy, low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Posted on 22 August 2018

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these "Stone ...

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Evolving workplace trends force office occupiers and owners to adjust traditional strategies

Posted on 22 August 2018

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - New approaches from technology companies and co-working providers across North America and Europe are challenging occupiers' and landlords' office-space accommodation strategies, forcing players in more established sectors to adjust how they think about the size, physical form and operational function of their premises. This transformation continues to ...

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Every Major Canadian Real Estate Market West of Ottawa Is Cooling Down

Posted on 22 August 2018

Canadian real estate markets continued to cool across the country. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the sales to new listing ratio dropped in every major market west of Ottawa. That’s right, only four markets saw improvements last month. Sales To New Listings (SNLR) The sales to new listings ratio (SNLR) is the indicator CREA uses to come up with those buyer’s or ...

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Google-Backed Company Sets Sights on Medicare Advantage Marketplace by 2020

Posted on 22 August 2018

Medicare Advantage plans continue to gain traction among skilled nursing residents and other long-term care patients, and one of the world’s biggest companies is poised to throw its hat into the ring. The New York City-based insurer Oscar Health announced last week that Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., plans to invest $375 million into the technology-driven health care business. Event ...

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Trade spat hits the grocery aisle and EpiPens in short supply: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Posted on 22 August 2018

Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. What tariffs mean for canned goods Some canned items could soon cost you more due to the tariff dispute with the United States. The Trump administration put levies on Can ...