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Business Depot growsBusiness Depot continues its rapid expansion across Canada.This month, the Markham, Ont.-based office supply chain will open its first Atlantic Canada outlet in Halifax.The new location, together with the concurrent opening of a new outlet in Windsor, Ont., brings...

Business Depot grows

Business Depot continues its rapid expansion across Canada.

This month, the Markham, Ont.-based office supply chain will open its first Atlantic Canada outlet in Halifax.

The new location, together with the concurrent opening of a new outlet in Windsor, Ont., brings to 30 the number of stores Business Depot has opened since launching in 1991.

Air Canada/CIBC venture

Air Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce have launched a membership drive for the two-year-old CIBC Aerogold Visa Card.

Under the terms of the program, which runs Dec. 30 to Jan. 15, new cardholders will receive 5,000 Aeroplan bonus miles, instead of the usual 1,500.

New cardholders who were not previously Aeroplan members will receive an additional 4,000 Aeroplan bonus miles if they fly within 45 days of enrolment.

As an added incentive for potential cardholders to sign up during the membership drive, the names of all successful applicants will be entered in a draw, to be held Feb. 11.

The grand prize winner of the draw will pick up a pair of business class tickets flying anywhere in the world on Air Canada and Cathay Pacific and $2,000 in spending money.

Wyder’s distribution deal

Wyder’s Premium Apple Cider Company, a subsidiary of The Vivant Group, has inked a distribution and marketing agreement with Vancouver Island Brewing Company.

Wyder’s, which was acquired by Calgary-based Vivant in October, plans to market the brewery’s bottled and draft beer in b.c., Alberta and the u.s. West Coast.

The deal was concluded Dec. 20.

Initial distribution will be in the Vancouver area.