Tag Archives: Shopping

The 5-minute shopping spree. How robots are turbo-charging your online orders – National

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7:54 Is Canada keeping up with automation? Is Canada keeping up with automation? Grocery giant Sobeys has bet on big tech with a massive new warehouse in Vaughan, Ont. Its robotic, automated warehouse is the only one of its kind in Canada, and it’s the launching pad for automated online …

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Hundreds of shoppers head to the mall as non-essential COVID-19 restrictions ease in Winnipeg – Winnipeg

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CF Polo Park mall was buzzing with shoppers Saturday, the first day Winnipeggers were able to buy non-essential items once again in stores. Under the new public health orders, which went into effect at midnight Friday, moves to ease COVID-19 restrictions include allowing hair cuts, buying of non-essential items in …

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Lethbridge stores navigate Boxing Day during COVID-19 – Lethbridge

Lethbridge stores navigate Boxing Day during COVID-19 - Lethbridge

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t deter Lethbridge residents from the typical Boxing Day shopping Saturday, with many braving outside line-ups to cash in on some deals. Best Buy’s single Lethbridge location on Mayor Magrath Drive S began curbside pickup — which they implemented back in the summer — at six …

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COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t stop Calgary shoppers on Boxing Day

Boxing Day line up at north east Calgary Best Buy

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop shoppers in Calgary and surrounding areas from the Boxing Day shopping tradition. It was like any other year outside the Best Buy in northeast Calgary. A steady stream of laptops and big screen televisions were being hauled out to the busy parking lot. “I …

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COVID-19: Lethbridge retailers juggle last-minute Christmas shopping rush – Lethbridge

COVID-19: Lethbridge retailers juggle last-minute Christmas shopping rush - Lethbridge

For some, Christmas shopping starts early, tracking down gifts and stowing them away in nooks and crannies months prior to December. For others, it’s a last-minute escapade. In Lethbridge, Park Place Mall is a central shopping location, with more than 100 retailers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the building has …

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Vaccines, schools, and shopping malls: COVID-19 Q&A with Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

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British Columbians have had countless questions about the public health orders recently put in place to curb COVID-19 transmission during the holidays. Global News held a Facebook Live interview with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix on Monday (Dec. 21) to get answers to …

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Experts urge caution as Quebecers crowd into shopping malls despite cresting second COVID-19 wave – Montreal

Experts urge caution as Quebecers crowd into shopping malls despite cresting second COVID-19 wave - Montreal

The 2020 holiday shopping season has been like no other before, due in no small part to the COVID-19 pandemic. With no office Christmas parties or gatherings with extended family allowed in most of Quebec, there are fewer gifts to buy. But from Sainte-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal to …

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Lethbridge woman goes on shopping spree for family in need with help of local initiative – Lethbridge

Lethbridge woman goes on shopping spree for family in need with help of local initiative - Lethbridge

Many local initiatives have popped up around the holiday season in Lethbridge, at a time when many are in need of a financial boost. From the food bank to the Salvation Army, many venues are available for people to give. With COVID-19 resulting in a drastic spike in unemployment …

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Personalized window shopping, mini pop-up markets: how businesses are innovating amid COVID-19

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When the coronavirus pandemic closed the doors of Kim Smiley’s business, she opened a window. Unable to have customers in her store due to COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, the fashion activist is now offering personalized window shopping sessions instead — door open or closed, at the customer’s preference. Customers can …

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Quebec rolls out new rules for shopping malls, stores to limit coronavirus spread

Quebec rolls out new rules for shopping malls, stores to limit coronavirus spread

Quebec is implementing new restrictions in shopping malls and stores to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus across the province. Public Security Minister and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault announced tighter measures Wednesday, citing the high number of COVID-19 cases and an uptick in shoppers amid the holiday season. …

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