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Medical marijuana superstore opens in Arizona

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Some local wags are calling it the “Wal-Mart of Weed” or “Home DePot.” Seeking to capitalize on Arizona’s newly enacted medical marijuana law, a California-based company on Wednesday opened a superstore-sized garden center in Phoenix catering to those who want to grow their own cannabis. “We sell…

Western DIY outlets retreat in China

BEIJING – At a near-empty B&Q home improvement outlet in Beijing, much of the foot traffic is due to the location of a public toilet next to the entrance — not the store’s patio furniture or circular saws. It’s a sign of how foreign “do-it-yourself” big-box chains have struggled to…