From curbside pickup to home delivery: COVID-19 is shifting how Canadians get groceries

Grocery shopping is a necessity of life for many – but the pandemic is changing the experience for many. According to consulting company McKinsey – 17 per cent of Canadians surveyed at the start of May had ordered curbside pickup…

Innovation, free time help Edmontonians launch online businesses during COVID-19

A keen business sense — mixed in with some unexpected free time — has helped a few young Edmontonians launch small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Melissa Cook saw her Instagram-based illustration business launch following an afternoon of doodling. “I…

Alberta online shopper shares strange delivery experience with no package

A Leduc man is speaking out about a bizarre online shopping delivery that left him scratching his head. Juvinar Santiago recently ordered a 100-foot hose and a toy for his son on Amazon, but the delivery of the products did…

Edmonton police launch ‘safe exchange zone’ for online purchases

Posted March 5, 2020 10:35 am Updated March 5, 2020 10:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ If you buy or sell items online, the Edmonton Police Service now has a…

Alberta RCMP write parody of ‘Favourite Things’ to warn of holiday mail theft

Alberta RCMP members have put a very creative and festive spin on a public warning about mail theft this time of year. READ MORE: Police rap battle about winter driving takes off on social media Police wrote their own version…

Financial analyst weighs in on StatsCan figures suggesting retail sales down in Alberta

The latest figures from Statistics Canada are providing a reality check on how retail sales are doing in Alberta going in to Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season. Rob Roach with ATB Financial describes “some anxiety” with consumers who…

Rural Alberta online shopper questions Hudson’s Bay policy to not ship to post office boxes

An online shopper in rural Alberta is questioning why Hudson’s Bay had a policy of not shipping to post office boxes (PO). Tim Zaron, who lives in the small community of Standard about an hour outside of Calgary placed an…

Brick-and-mortar shopping malls are looking to evolve in an online world

As shoppers scramble to their nearest mall to get the best Black Friday deals, they will rush past a number of shuttered storefronts along the way. The conventional shopping mall has seen better days and closures of anchor stores like…