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Sustainability

Is it better to source food locally or globally?

June 23, 2020

Although the debate over sourcing food locally versus globally has been going on for years, there has been a renewed interest in the topic due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated supply chain disruptions. When seeking answers, it is important to evaluate a variety of factors including environmental impacts, social impacts, economics, accessibility, food security, … Continued

Coronavirus

Top 5 things to consider while re-opening stores in apparel retail

June 22, 2020

Canadian apparel retailers face a unique set of challenges re-opening stores during a period of uncertain demand, over-supply of seasonal merchandise, and new health & safety measures – while adjusting to changing customer expectations and shopping behavior. We recommend that apparel retailers consider the following 5 actions as they navigate the re-opening phase: Determine which … Continued

Coronavirus

Top 5 things to consider while re-opening dine-in restaurants

June 22, 2020

Re-opening restaurants for dine-in services in Canada will require careful planning by operators, given capacity limitations, new health and safety measures, and disrupted supply chains. We recommend that restaurants consider the following 5 actions as they plan for re-opening dine-in services: Determine which restaurants and when to re-open dine-in services, once permitted, given anticipated capacity … Continued

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