Kraft and Heinz to Merge

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Description: In a major development in the food industry, Kraft Foods Group and Heinz Co. are merging their operations to create a single company with $28 billion in revenue. Warren Buffet proclaimed to play a role in setting-up the merger. There seems to be a major shake-up on the cards for the packaged food business…. Read more »

Amazon to test drone deliveries

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Description: Amazon has won U.S. federal approval to test drone deliveries. This could potentially transform the delivery business. Source: CBC Date: March 19, 2015 Text Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2659723029/ Questions for Discussion: How will drone delivery benefit Amazon? Is it possible for Amazon to deliver throughout the country using drones? Which other companies in the delivery business… Read more »

Shoppers including fresh food in its stores

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Description: In a pilot project across Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart has started to include a broad new range of fresh food in its stores. This comes after Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart last year and may well signal a strategic change for the drug giant. Source: Financial Post Date: February 06, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/06/shoppers-drug-mart-prescription-for-food/ Questions… Read more »

Alberta oilsands among the costliest energy projects in the world

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Description: A new report by a London-based financial think-tank that focuses on climate risk ranked Alberta’s oilsands as one of the world’s costliest energy projects in the world; if the oil prices don’t rise, some of these projects could be cancelled. Source: Financial Post Date: August 15, 2014 Link:http://business.financialpost.com/2014/08/15/albertas-oil-sands-among-riskiest-energy-plays-in-the-world-report-says/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FP_TopStories+(Financial+Post+-+Top+Stories)&__lsa=05b8-943d Questions for Discussion: How will this… Read more »

Target appoints a new Canada head

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Description: Target’s success in the U.S. has not yet translated to Canada; in fact, they have suffered huge losses in Canada. As a result, Target appointed a new person to revive its falling fortunes in Canada. Source: CBC Date: May 20, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2458548998/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What prompted Target to enter Canada in the… Read more »

Reasons for Nortel’s demise

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Description: Dr. Jonathan Calof, Associate Professor at University of Ottawa, debates that some of the reasons for Nortel’s demise were hubris and arrogance. He argues that although Nortel continued to have strong technological skills but it was poor in managing this technology Source: CBC Date: March 21, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2443679616/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss some… Read more »

Target gets off to a bad start in Canada

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Description: Target is struggling to attract Canadians to its stores. A recent research suggests that most Canadians view Target in same league as Sears—one of the weakest retailers in Canada. Source: CBC Date: Nov. 22, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2420124056/ Questions for Discussion: What does the research suggests about Target’s image in Canada? Why do you… Read more »

Air Canada’s new strategy

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Description: Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu discusses the procedural changes that led Air Canada to post its best second quarter earnings ever; Air Canada has been in business for 75 years. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 18 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2412964045/ Questions for Discussion: Explain the process that eventually led to Air Canada’s successful quarter earnings?… Read more »