Former Greyhound station transforms to grocery store

New downtown Edmonton store to be part of pedway system that links ICE District developments

Former Greyhound station transforms to grocery storeEdmonton’s downtown transformation got another boost from the ICE District on Monday with the announcement of a major-brand grocery store. A 22,000-square-foot Loblaws’ CityMarket will open in the fall of next year at 103 Avenue and 103 Street, the former Greyhound bus station, now called Block BG. “Announcing Block BG’s anchor tenant is a major…

Wage hikes could shutter more than one-third of Alberta restaurants

Restaurants Canada survey found that 35% of Alberta food-service providers are thinking of closing

Wage hikes could shutter more than one-third of Alberta restaurantsMore than one-third of Alberta restaurants may be forced to close due to the impacts of minimum wage hikes and other cost increases, a survey says. “It’s alarming that more than one in three respondents say they’re thinking of closing up shop,” said Mark von Schellwitz, Restaurants Canada Vice-President, Western Canada. “There’s just no margins…

Alcanna looks to a future that profits from alcohol and cannabis

Edmonton-based retailer seeks to expand booze sales elsewhere in the country and ultimately expects pot will bring a big payoff

Alcanna looks to a future that profits from alcohol and cannabisA cannabis supply shortage persists for retailers and savvy customers are snapping up what little is available, Alcanna's CEO says. James Burns pointed to the company’s flagship Nova Cannabis store near Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. “We get product delivered once a week on a Thursday and the customers know that’s the day,” Burns said in…

AutoCanada reports new car sales trending down

The company operates dealerships in eight provinces and in Illinois, with more than 4,200 employees overall

AutoCanada reports new car sales trending downNew-car sales are beginning to trend downward, said the Edmonton-based owner of 67 dealerships across Canada and the U.S. AutoCanada Inc. sold 66,073 new and used cars during 2018, and while most of those were new, going forward the company expects to focus more on used-car sales. After several record-setting years of new-car sales, analysts…

K-Bro Linen soaped up $239.5 million in revenue last year

K-Bro primarily serves health care facilities and hotels in Canada, Scotland and Northeast of England and employs about 2,870 people

K-Bro Linen soaped up $239.5 million in revenue last yearThis one has come a long way, baby. What started as an Edmonton diaper service in 1954 has grown to an international laundry service provider that just tidied up annual revenue of $239.5 million. Edmonton-based K-Bro Linen Inc. said its 2018 revenue soaped up a 40 per cent gain compared to the previous year. K-Bro…