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Patagonia gives it all away

All you Patagonia-heads can rock your puffer vests with pride all winter long after the apparel company announced an unprecedented move in corporate social responsibility. 

Shopify shops around for talent

Shopify restaffed most of its leadership team during the pandemic, and now the top brass of what was once Canada’s most valuable company isn’t looking very Canadian.

Budget cuts for swag bags

Corporate swag bags may soon become a relic of the past, vanishing along with memories of money flowing freely through corporate America’s expense accounts. 

The office strikes back

It may be Labour Day, but more and more bosses would really prefer if you did that labour in the office rather than your home office/kitchen table/bed.

Driving the news: After several years of tolerating work-from-home arrangements, a growing number of large employers are demanding staff return to the office for at least a few days each week. 

Starbucks’ Venti-sized problems

The pumpkin spice latte isn’t the only hot arrival at Starbucks this fall. The company is bringing in a new CEO to oversee grand ambitions to modernize its espresso-slinging business.

Disney wants to go prime

In its never-ending quest for total world domination exciting new consumer experiences, Disney is exploring the creation of an Amazon Prime-like membership, per The Wall Street Journal.  

A slow start for sports betting

Ontario’s new online gambling regulator released its first earnings report since the province opened the floodgates to its regulated sports betting market. 

One show to rule them all

As streamers continue to navigate a difficult year, Amazon has come up with one simple trick to turn things around: Produce and release the most expensive show of all time. 

Golf goes Ready Player One

Golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have formed TMRW Sports, a new venture partnering with the PGA Tour to drag an old-fashioned game kicking and screaming into the future. 

The mega-merger hitting the book scene

Because arts graduates already didn’t have it hard enough, a proposed merger between publishers may spell trouble for up-and-coming Canadian authors.