Tag: Closures

New Brunswick premier cancels overnight ER closures pending consultations

FREDRICTON, N.B.—New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has announced his government is backing down on a decision to close emergency rooms overnight in six community hospitals in the province, in order to allow for community consultations. In a statement released late Sunday, Higgs says residents of rural New Brunswick face unique challenges, and that he can’t…

Government backbencher won’t support N.B. nighttime emergency room closures

FREDERICTON—Just a day after New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs conceded that a growing backlash to his government’s health-care reforms could hurt him politically, one of his own backbenchers spoke out against the changes. Bruce Northrup issued a statement Thursday to say he cannot support the decision to eliminate the overnight emergency hours at the Sussex…

Data suggests Walmart's biggest reason for store closures could be itself

Walmart (WMT), America’s largest employer, has started the process of shutting down 17 stores in the US and Canada. But recent data suggests the retail giant’s main reason for downsizing isn’t another competitor — but Walmart itself, which operates over 5,000 combined retail locations in the U.S. alone. That finding was made by data analytics firm Placer, which used location analytics…

H&M store closures raise doubts as it adds new retail format

By Anna MolinBloombergThomas Mulier Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 Investors gave a thumbs-down to a Hennes & Mauritz AB turnaround plan that includes the biggest store-closure program in at least a decade and the creation of a new brand to sell marked-down clothing. The Swedish company plans to shut 170 stores this year, even as its…