McGill University logistics professor John Gradek has a message for Quebecers who keep putting off their Christmas shopping.
Quebec said it would start bringing its 60,000 employees — most of whom have been working remotely during the pandemic — back to the office Monday.
Projet Montréal’s vision for the city’s central business district also includes planting thousands of trees.
Thirty vacant retail spaces are being made available to artists as part of an initiative designed to revitalize the downtown core and showcase contemporary works of art — as well as the storefr...
Montrealers seemed slow to embrace terrasses on a chilly Friday morning as the province emerged from strict lockdown measures.
"I’ve never lived through a war, but this must be what a liberation feels like," Outremont restaurateur Patricia Lévêque says.
"Unfortunately, with the volumes we can aspire to, we’re better off staying closed for now," says influential Montreal chef Normand Laprise, citing staff shortages among the key problems.
About 22 per cent of kitchen staff have left the industry since the start of the pandemic because of the prolonged restaurant shutdowns.
Revenue in fiscal 2022, which began April 1, will probably rise at least 94 per cent.
“Most lease deals are coming in late summer, early fall. There are dozens of projects in the works,” says the head of the Montréal Centre-Ville merchants association.
Cadillac Fairview announces that a new Maison Simons store is slated to open at Fairview in the spring of 2022.
Topics including potential tenants, eco-responsibility, bicycle access and building height were discussed Wednesday evening.
Not only is it free to download a copy, but Quebec's own Fisun Ercan is among the chefs who have contributed recipes to use every last scrap you can in the kitchen.
Office and retail vacancies in downtown Montreal continued to climb in the fourth quarter of 2020 and there could be more once leases start to expire.
Parking in the Ville-Marie borough is free from 6 p.m. Friday until Monday morning.
Food service is one of COVID-19’s biggest victims, with 32 per cent of fast-food locations vacant in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“The best way to help companies survive is to let them operate,” says François Vincent of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The grocer is intensifying efforts to expand its capabilities after online orders almost tripled in the first quarter.
The website will build on the foundations of Quebec's Panier Bleu.
"It does people good to give flowers. They can't go to restaurants, so they're sending flowers and sweet messages — very sweet messages."
New RioCan development in Kirkland will be attractive to local residents looking to downsize from single family homes to condos
Broccolini and RioCan are partners in a major real estate development at Kirkland mall.
"This is a soda that tastes like alcohol. We feel like it's a great alternative," Boulay says.
You don't need to leave the house to get everything you need this season.
Philippe D’Aoust is selling the third-generation family store that has evolved into a Quebec business success story.
Owner of Quinn Farm says people are yearning for old-fashioned family Christmas in the midst of a deadly pandemic
Owner Richard Hennick still takes calls for "Mr. Hemsley," playfully informing customers that the man died nearly 90 years ago, in 1931.
The Japanese retailer's first store in the province opened in downtown Montreal's Eaton Centre in late October.
"If I don't play on the same level, I'm going to be excluded. It's part of being a retailer. You have to have sales and offer discounts."
Uniqlo’s arrival, announced a year ago, may serve as a shot in the arm for Montreal’s central core.
Retail sales in Montreal fell by 31.3 per cent in April, according to Statistics Canada.
The move comes after parent company Metro Inc., which reported a 45 per cent jump in fiscal second-quarter net income, ended its COVID-19 premium for workers.
UP: Unite and Prosper came about as "a way to fight against disparities affecting black communities, and specifically black entrepreneurs."
We want to help connect local businesses with the communities they serve through a new, free digital directory.
Suffice it to say, these are trying times for the city’s tourism trade.
Independent café owners across Quebec have teamed up to create their own coffee cup consignment program to reduce waste and educate customers. But that's only one of the industry challenges they...
One owner says they feel targeted: 'They seem intent on fining the businesses an amount none of us can actually pay."
The Santa Claus Parade, once a Ste-Catherine St. staple, has bolted for René-Lévesque Blvd. this year, and it's yet another blow to merchants desperate for customers.
“One said, ‘They’ll never know what it takes to walk a mile in your shoes,’” recounts the Vintage Frames owner and "outlandish personality."
The first phase of a makeover of the downtown artery is on schedule to be completed by November 2020.
The openings are the first phase of expensive renovations to the luxury department store that are expected to be completed in 2020.
Zoubris is the quintessential everyman: a frank-talking small business owner, anglo-leaning but fluent in French and of Greek descent.
Domenico Vacca of Giovanni Clothes has scored an impressive clientele of famous names over the years, from Mario Lemieux to Sidney Crosby.
The world of retail is changing at a dizzying pace, and the transformation extends far beyond online shopping.
Shopping malls may need to go through a radical transformation, but they still have a future, predicts Briana Tomkinson.
The owners of the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping mall are working on a plan that will see the area transformed, with thousands of residential units as well as entertainment and eating options.
Mayor Edgar Rouleau would like to the land turned into a mixed-use development.
The small indie store — like a British pub without the drinks — has become a sort of ad-hoc community centre for west-end hockey players.
Vastly improved public transit in the area around the Décarie Expressway and Highway 40 is a must if the Royalmount mega-mall is to go ahead, a variety of speakers told a public consultation at ...
Thrift stores and auction houses such as Montreal's Kavanagh Auctions can be gold mines for Christmas shoppers, especially if you're prepared to deviate from your to-buy list.