A father-and-son team of rookie inventors say they pitched their patent-pending COVID-safe lid applicator to Tim Hortons, and got a good response. But after the deal fell apart over a price dispute, they say the chain took their idea without paying a cent.
Even as more people are forced to work from home during a phase of renewed lockdowns and COPVID-19 restrictions, many businesses are trying to plan for the next steps once the pandemic subsides.
Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard has dropped its 16.2 billion euro ($24.9 billion Cdn) bid to acquire European retailer Carrefour SA after the takeover plan ran into stiff opposition from the French government, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
National home sales set an all-time record in December, the Canadian Real Estate Association says.