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Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on profit at the expense […]

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Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Warren Buffett is increasing his influence on what and how we eat By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Last week, Warren’s Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added Kraft to its stable of storied brands, which already includes Dairy Queen, Mars, Coca-Cola, Burger King, Heinz and Tim Horton’s. Buffett’ latest blockbuster transaction creates the fifth largest agrifood company […]

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Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

1,500 jobs lost in Future Store closing Future Shop stores across Canada are closing effective immediately, to the shock of customers and dismay of hundreds of employees losing full and part-time jobs. Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc. that owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores, said in […]

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Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Calgary housing market inventory reaches seven-year high

Calgary housing market still showing signs of competitiveness in market niches Recent Calgary housing market statistics show that while sales activity in the city remained below long-term averages in Feb., inventory levels were the highest they have been in seven years. “Last year in February, there were 1,929 listings [single family metro], with a median […]

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The sobering reality behind business incentives

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
The sobering reality behind business incentives

Being out-gunned in the business incentives game can carry a heavy cost By Jock Finlayson for Troy Media Recent news stories from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border highlight the growing role of business incentives and “subsidies” in shaping the climate for corporate location and expansion decisions. The big three U.S. automobile producers are in […]

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Get ready for higher priced chicken McNuggets

March 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Get ready for higher priced chicken McNuggets

Chicken meat with fewer antibiotics will cost more for everyone By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media When McDonalds’ makes a statement, the fast food world listens. Recently, the corporation announced that all chicken served at its restaurants would be free of antibiotics used on humans within two years. Not necessarily earth-shattering news, since restaurants such […]

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The allure of big data

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
The allure of big data

Big data expert, Darren Kelly has words of wisdom for oilsands proponents By Wanda Vivequin for the University of Alberta News Walking past the Alberta School of Business walls featuring photos of graduating classes, Darren Kelly, ’91 BCom, easily spots his wife Michelle Shewchuk, ’91 BCom, in the lineup. Kelly was on campus meeting business studentsand […]

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Ask Tammy: Fundraising and allowances

March 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: Fundraising and allowances

Ask Tammy for Thursday, March 5 Dear Tammy: I’m always bringing home all sorts of fundraising things from school.  Why are we always having to sell things?  I Don’t Want To Sell Dear I Don’t Want To Sell:  Unfortunately not everything you want to do and have in school is covered by the money provided […]

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Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

Ask Tammy for Saturday, February 28 Dear Tammy: My kids are in junior high and I have always given them an allowance.  As they are getting older I want to tie their allowance to something, but not to household chores.  What can I do?  Allowance as a Motivator Dear Allowance as a Motivator:  First off […]

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Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase due to tighter job market in US By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Walmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the announcement came as a surprise. […]

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