Cost of Living·Full Episode

Club Z's not dead, baby! Zellers is back — sort of

We head back to where the lowest price was the law, plus a look at Canada-China trade relations after the Two Michaels return home. And just what are subscription boxes doing to your brain?

The Cost of Living for October 3, 2021

Cereal from subscription boxes is sold in Canadian or US currency, not the Chinese yuan. And it's not available at Zellers. (Anis Heydari/CBC, Shutterstock, Anis Heydari/CBC)
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The Two Michaels

On this week's show, we talk about China-Canada relations being cold while trade between the two countries is still hot as ever.

Paul Haavardsrud looks at where we are at right now after the Two Michaels return home to Canada.

The return of Zellers

The Hudson's Bay Company has dusted off its old trademark and opened up a pop-up shop in Burlington, Ontario with the discount store branding.

Could the lowest price be the law once more? Anis Heydari ventured into the world of big red Z's to find out.

Your brain on subscription boxes

The monthly deliveries often appeal to niche interests —  like a monthly selection of unique breakfast cereals!

Danielle Nerman rips the shipping tape off the exploding popularity of subscription boxes.

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