Loblaw on Bangladesh

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Description: Following the tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh, Loblaw decided to compensate the families of the victims and to continue their operations in the country. They also stressed that they will increasingly audit the working conditions at their outsourced factories. Source: CBC Date: May 02 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2382985825/?page=2 Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

PC sales plunge

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Description: Sales of personal computers experienced the biggest decline since 1994. There is high uncertainty over the future of personal computers. Source: CBC Date: April 11 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2375459219/ Questions for Discussion: Have PCs reached the decline stage of their product life cycle? Can you suggest any modifications or innovations that can revive the… Read more »

Should airlines be charging passengers by their weight?

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Description: Over the years airlines have gone through great lengths to reduce their in-flight weight, from reducing the number of bags per passenger to shrinking the size of in-flight magazines. Are passengers next? Source: Financial Post Date: March 29 2013 Text link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/29/should-airlines-start-charging-passengers-by-the-pound/ Questions for Discussion: Should airlines be charging passengers by their weight? Are there any… Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 is launched in the U.S.

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Description: BlackBerry Z10 has hit the stores in the U.S. Recent reports suggest that the sales have been underwhelming and there are no iPhone-style lines of shoppers outside stores. Source: Financial Post Date: March 23 2013 Text link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/22/blackberry-z10-us/?__lsa=b85e-77e8 Questions for Discussion: What is the importance of the U.S. market to BlackBerry? What can you… Read more »

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 smartphone

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Description: In a spectacular event at the New York Times Square, Samsung launched their latest smartphone – the Galaxy S4. It is been touted as the biggest threat to Apples’ iPhone. Source: CBC Date: March 15 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2345189746/  Questions for Discussion: Will this product shake-up the smartphone market in the U.S.? In your… Read more »

Completion in the Cellphone Industry

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Description: Five years back, the Canadian government opened the telecom sector to allow more competition, however, the cellphone bills have not come down despite more players in the wireless market. Alek Krstajik, CEO of Public Mobile, discusses some of the obstacles facing the wireless market.     Source: CBC Date: February 20 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2337120874/… Read more »

A Major Merger: US Airways and American Airlines to Merge

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Description: US Airways and American Airlines have agreed to a $11 billion merger, creating the world’s largest airline company.             Source: CBC Date: February 14 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2335150941/  Questions for Discussion: What are some of the changes for this merged entity? How will this merger impact the airline industry? Will this merger benefit or… Read more »

Starbucks to Open 150 New Outlets in Canada

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Description: Subsidiary of Seattle based Starbucks Corp., Starbucks Canada plans to open 150 new outlets in Canada, and most of these will be housed in new Target Stores in Canada.            Source: Financial Post Date: February 8 2013 Text link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/02/08/starbucks-canada-to-open-150-new-outlets-in-biggest-expansion-ever/  Questions for Discussion: Which Starbucks product has fuelled it’s grown in Canada? Why do… Read more »

BlackBerry CEO on BB10 launch

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Description: BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the launch of BB10 and what it means for BlackBerry. Source: Global BC Date: January 30 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2330824882/  Questions for Discussion: Do you agree BB10 is the device that can make or break BlackBerry? Do you see BlackBerry retaining the top position in the near future? What… Read more »

Lululemon sets its sights on menswear

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Description: Lululemon is planning to increase its target market by entering into menswear. Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon, believes future growth will come from this new target market.           Source: Global BC Date: January 17 2013 Text Link:  http://www.globaltvbc.com/lululemon+sets+its+sights+on+menswear/6442790625/story.html Questions for Discussion: Will men be keen to buy from Lululemon given its strong association with… Read more »