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Car dealerships are being disrupted by a multi-day outage after cyberattacks on software supplier

Car dealerships are being disrupted by a multi-day outage after cyberattacks on software supplier

NEW YORK (AP) — Car dealerships across North America have faced major disruptions this week. CDK Global, a company that provides software for thousands of auto dealers in the U.S. and Canada, was hit by back-to-back cyberattacks on Wednesday.
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in April to $66.8 billion

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in April to $66.8 billion

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose 0.7 per cent to $66.8 billion in April, helped by higher sales at gasoline stations as well as food and beverage retailers.
Operational challenges, frugal consumers squeeze Lululemon sales

Operational challenges, frugal consumers squeeze Lululemon sales

Inventory mistakes and executive departures come as sales growth slows at the Vancouver-headquartered athleisure giant
Sobeys parent Empire pausing warehouse plans in Vancouver amid e-commerce woes

Sobeys parent Empire pausing warehouse plans in Vancouver amid e-commerce woes

Grocery company Empire Co. Ltd.
So long plastic air pillows: Amazon shifting to recycled paper filling for packages in North America

So long plastic air pillows: Amazon shifting to recycled paper filling for packages in North America

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it's more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.
New market built of shipping containers launching in downtown Vancouver

New market built of shipping containers launching in downtown Vancouver

Admission is free, and it will have shops, food, drinks, and live entertainment
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.1 per cent to $70.8 billion in April, helped by gains in sales of transportation equipment, primary metals and chemical products. The increase followed a decline of 1.8 per cent in March.
Pardon our dust: Why some businesses remain open during a building renovation

Pardon our dust: Why some businesses remain open during a building renovation

The benefits of staying open include maintaining the flow of goods and services and retaining valued employees.
Cadillac Fairview in no rush to fill former Vancouver Nordstrom site

Cadillac Fairview in no rush to fill former Vancouver Nordstrom site

La Maison Simons' Toronto deals raise hopes that the department store will open in downtown Vancouver
Lululemon sees Q1 net income hit $321M, revenues up 10%

Lululemon sees Q1 net income hit $321M, revenues up 10%

VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s chief executive says the company's year got off to "a slower start" as it navigated "ongoing choppiness" in the consumer environment, but the company still managed to boost its profit and revenues.