Food trucks count on customer loyalty as patios and the province reopen
Food trucks have actually survived the pandemic and public health restrictions quite well. Now they face a the reopening and are counting on customer loyalty to continue to thrive.
Restaurant owners cautiously optimistic about summer as patios open to customers
Restaurant owners in Ontario are expressing cautious optimism the province reopens after a difficult third wave of the pandemic.
COVID consequences: It’s tricky tying the knot during a pandemic
Two brides navigate wedding planning in a pandemic. For the wedding industry, it’s been no piece of cake.
Thrifting entrepreneurs find Instagram a good fit for finding customers
A surge in vintage and thrift shopping builds a business plan for those with an eye of pre-loved clothes.
COVID consequences: No barks, all financial bites for pet boarding businesses in Ottawa Valley
Pet boarding services in the Ottawa Valley have fewer pets and more difficult decisions to make during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drug store cosmetic brands failing to cater to many BIPOC consumers
The cosmetics industry, including large companies such as Revlon, CoverGirl and Maybelline, has not provided accessible and inexpensive products that work for people of colour, experts say
Garden centres geared up for another pandemic planting surge
Garden centres saw a surge this time last year because of the pandemic. Since the Ontario government has declared garden centres will remain open during the stay-at-home order, they are seeing an increase in demand, again.
Hamilton area home prices soar during COVID-19 pandemic
Realtor Stacey Keric believes the effects of the pandemic will have a lasting effect on the market in the city