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Mani Bhushan, owner of Taco Ocho, poses at one of his restaurants in McKinney, Texas, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Bhushan struggles to hire workers in the McKinney location, which opened in July 2021. He said many workers can’t afford to live in this upscale suburb and have to travel from elsewhere. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

‘Nobody is winning’: Shoppers, workers clash over post-pandemic expectations

In the U.S., average number of hours worked per week per worker totaled 34.4 hours in November

 

Volunteers wrap gifts for shoppers. (File photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

15 reasons to shop local on Black Friday, according to Surrey Board of Trade

“By buying local, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbours,’ among other reasons, SBOT says

 

The annual Ladies’ Night Out shopping event will return to downtown Cloverdale along 176th Street Dec. 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Ladies’ Night Out to return to Cloverdale

Popular shopping event set for 5 - 9 p.m. Dec. 1

 

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New ‘Surrey Strong’ campaign urges local spending to boost businesses ‘shattered’ by pandemic

Surrey Board of Trade received $230,450 in funding to develop and launch the 2022 campaign

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People carry shopping bags as they walk to vehicles in the parking lot at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, on Boxing Day in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Muted sales, quieter stores, small groups of people allowed in to maintain capacity limits due to the pandemic and “we’re hiring” signs greeted Boxing Day shoppers seeking bargains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fewer shoppers look for deals as COVID cases overshadow Boxing Day

Retail Council of Canada spokeswoman expects shift to online shopping due to Omicron

People carry shopping bags as they walk to vehicles in the parking lot at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, on Boxing Day in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Muted sales, quieter stores, small groups of people allowed in to maintain capacity limits due to the pandemic and “we’re hiring” signs greeted Boxing Day shoppers seeking bargains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.

Region’s new ‘Merry Memory Maker’ app lists 200 low-waste Christmas gift ideas at price points

‘Nothing is better than time spent together,’ urges the chair of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee

Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.
A woman with baby-related gear. (Photo: Rebelstork)

Baby gear trade-in event in Surrey exchanges gift cards for strollers, chairs, more

The Bay and Rebelstork partner in upcycling event Saturday, Sept. 25

A woman with baby-related gear. (Photo: Rebelstork)
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As Canadians break records with holiday shopping, 25% admit to overspending: RBC poll

British Columbians turned out to be the most thrifty of holiday shoppers

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People wait in line to enter a Costco store in Toronto on Monday, April 13, 2020. Canadians who weren’t happy with some of their holiday gifts or who changed their mind after making purchases might face trouble when trying to get their money back. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ask about COVID-19 return policies as you shop to avoid disappointment later: experts

Canada has no laws requiring retailers to accept returns, but provinces have some rules

People wait in line to enter a Costco store in Toronto on Monday, April 13, 2020. Canadians who weren’t happy with some of their holiday gifts or who changed their mind after making purchases might face trouble when trying to get their money back. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Andrew Poulin holds a gift bag full of gift cards after wining the first ever Cloverdale Holiday Passport contest. (Photo: Submitted)

Andrew Poulin wins Cloverdale Holiday Passport contest

Replacement for the annual Ladies Night Out, event encouraged people to shop in Cloverdale

Andrew Poulin holds a gift bag full of gift cards after wining the first ever Cloverdale Holiday Passport contest. (Photo: Submitted)
A Purolator driver wears a mask as he makes deliveries in Toronto on March 24, 2020. With online sales set to hit record highs this year, Statistics Canada says that wholesalers, rather than retailers, have benefited most from the trend toward online shopping. Statistics Canada says $85 billion of Canada’s $305 billion in online sales last year went to wholesalers, while transportation and warehousing companies got $60 billion, manufacturing was worth $38 billion, and retailers grossed $22 billion.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Online shopping set to hit record this year in Canada

Study suggests that majority of shoppers looking online for holiday gifts

A Purolator driver wears a mask as he makes deliveries in Toronto on March 24, 2020. With online sales set to hit record highs this year, Statistics Canada says that wholesalers, rather than retailers, have benefited most from the trend toward online shopping. Statistics Canada says $85 billion of Canada’s $305 billion in online sales last year went to wholesalers, while transportation and warehousing companies got $60 billion, manufacturing was worth $38 billion, and retailers grossed $22 billion.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn