The ‘shoppertainment’ trap: As social media apps blur line between socializing and buying, the risks to users soar
Shopping online through social media platforms is expanding exponentially but it also carries serious risks, experts say.
Zellers returns with nostalgic flair to competitive Canadian discount retail market
HBC’s relaunch of the Zellers brand is a bid to compete in the discount retail market. Many Canadians will remember the store but some ask is nostalgia enough?
Cutting consumption? Ottawa microbreweries have you covered with non-alcoholic options
An in-depth look at how microbreweries in Ottawa are adapting to changing trends, new health recommendations and tax hikes.
Love hurts: Inflation drives up price of flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day
Floral price inflation may impact how you spend your money this Valentine’s Day.
“Be Somewhere Else”: Lush Cosmetics has decided to leave four major social media platforms
Lush announced on Instagram that the company would be taking a step back from four major platforms in all 48 countries where it operates.
Couponing can help inflation-weary consumers keep money in their pockets, say discount hunters
Rising prices are posing a real problem for many households, but experienced couponers say that there are ways to save through the many offers made available by sellers.
Unmasked: Ontario retailers, shoppers warily adjust after indoor mandate ends
Ottawa shoppers adapt to new public health measure as the province lifted indoor mask mandates on March 21.
White Tim Hortons lids may be more recyclable but focus should be on reuse, say environmentalists
Have you noticed the lid on your Tim Hortons coffee cup is a different colour? Capital Current explores what this means for recycling and the environment.
Growing business: Ottawa-area farms experienced surge in demand for Christmas trees this year
Christmas trees were in high demand this holiday season, farm owners say
Sweet relief: Whitby Christmas Market welcomed by vendors and visitors alike
Vendors were pleased to be back in an in-person Christmas Market in Whitby which offered a chance to tell their stories in person.
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.
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.