Premier Doug Ford announced new lockdown measures for Ontario which leaves pet stores off the essential businesses list and relegated to curbside pick up and delivery, while big box stores with grocery components are allowed to operate at 25% capacity. This turn of events is a departure from previous COVID restrictions implemented by the […]
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Canada’s only bilingual, pet retail exclusive, e-commerce platform The team at PIJAC Canada has found a way to help you, our members, compete with the big guys like Amazon and Chewy. Our goal is to give you a way to get your business online in the most efficient and affordable way possible. Research has made it clear […]
We have received word that zebra mussels have been discovered within a variety of moss ball products designed for aquarium use. We are working to determine the situation in Canada and will be sharing additional links from the Department of Oceans and Fisheries soon. Below you will find more information on zebra mussels, how to […]
Here is a terrific new campaign from your membership partners at the CFIB -#SmallBusinessEveryDay. The purpose is to help you encourage customers to return to your business by joining the #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign, a new initiative they’ve launched to get customers excited about shopping local. The campaign includes free posters and digital assets to thank […]
Keeping the world turning for Canadian pets and pet businesses. We are excited to share with you the news that this year we will be combining the Drummondville and Toronto shows into one large virtual show for 2020. The Virtual National Pet Industry Show will be held live on September 13-14, will be accessible to […]
While we wouldn’t call life normal as of yet, there has been a movement in that direction. Some of our members have been able to remain open in one form or another, while others have not. In both cases, serious adjustments and sacrifices have been made. The sheer range businesses in your PIJAC Canada network […]
Just like you, our staff has been adjusting how we work at PIJAC Canada. We may all be working from our homes but what hasn’t changed is the vast network of conversation we have with our members. If anything, it has increased, as changes across the country raise different questions of clarity about what is […]
April 5, 2020: Touching base – We are continuing to work closely with the CFIB to clarify the directive that was posted Friday. It appears that big box stores can indeed continue to offer pet supplies on their shelves if they so choose. It is at their discretion. This also impacts other sectors such […]
It has been a wild month traversing the shifting sands of our current global situation. Over the last few weeks we have been developing resources and connections to help you navigate the realities of owning a business this year. We speak with members daily and are inspired by how everyone is working together to make […]
We have received a number of notices this week regarding Canadian exports to other countries from both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. The notices refer to amendments to export certificates, exports to Korea and the halting of import permits for Mexico. PIJAC Canada has a special email alert group to […]
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