The future of retail in Canada 2021
The Future of Retail in Canada 2021
The year 2020 rapidly altered the landscape of retail. On its face, it appears a disruption—but it’s actually a transformation. It’s allowed retailers the ability to slow down and reevaluate how they do things. It’s allowed retailers to invest in smarter business movements—both online and in-store.
You might think that these changes are merely short-term—a way to get through these difficult times. But the altered landscape of
July 21, 2021
HPEPH provides updated resources for businesses
While step three in the Roadmap to Reopening Ontario welcomes customers back into businesses, and in many cases, employees back into the workplace, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) cautions local businesses. They emphasize the fact that a Safety Plan including a 'screening tool' must be in place.
HPEPH have provided the following updated resources for businesses to use:
The COVID-19 Screening Tool for Businesses and Organizations (Screening Patrons) has been updated to align with requirements for patron screening per Step 3, and wording has been
July 20, 2021
Step three focuses on easing restrictions indoors
Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen focuses on additional indoor services being open with larger numbers of people allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
Essential and non-essential retail, & personal care services with capacity limited to the number of people who can maintain a distance of 2 metres;
Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
Indoor social gatherings & organized public events with up to 25 people.
Ontario will be in Step Three for at least 21 days and until 80 percent of the eligible population
July 19, 2021
Free Health and Safety Training for Ontario Small Business
As the province reopens, the provincial government announced they are investing $10.5 million to provide up to 60,000 small businesses in Ontario with free health & safety training over the next three years.
The new Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will improve health & safety awareness by training health and safety representatives of small businesses on how to keep workers safe in the retail, construction, health care, accommodation and food services, and other sectors. Businesses will also be reimbursed for the time the representatives are away from work.
July 19, 2021
Three Prizes of $20,000 grants available
Purolator knows that Canada's small businesses are critical to the nation's future success.
As a way of recognizing and thanking these businesses for their contributions, Purolator is offering three grant prizes of $20,000 CASH, plus more than $15,000 in additional prizing to be awarded to small business that are helping to make Canada stronger.
Small business owners can self-nominate OR customers, employees and/or general supporters may nominate their favourite small business for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card.
DEADLINE: August 16, 2021 at midnight.
July 16, 2021