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Canadian retail looks rosy

Sales were up across all categories in May, with particularly strong growth continuing in automotive.

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Consumers show the preferred path for brand contact

CMO Council reports shoppers don’t necessarily need brands to be “everywhere.”

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Fast Facts: Shiny happy marketers

Marketers and creative professionals are more satisfied with their jobs than those in other corporate roles.

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Companies more active in Canadian startup funding

The latest PwC MoneyTree report shows large corporations have had a larger role in supporting new ventures in 2017.

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Embracing risk key to digital transformation

Can Canadian businesses overcome their conservative reputation to transform?

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Fast Facts: March of the virtual employees

Publicis’ AI assistant Marcel caused a stir, but many companies expect investments like it to help keep talent.

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Mobile banking satisfaction on the rise

RBC and Scotiabank have the highest-rated offerings, according to J.D. Power.

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Canadian women choosing comfort over trends

A new survey gives a snapshot of how female consumers are shopping for fashion in the changing retail landscape.

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Expect a boom in cognitive computing spending

Half of global CEOs expect to integrate it into business operations over the next three years.

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Physical retail a strong starting point for Canadian shoppers (study)

Digital channels are a common first stop globally but brick-and-mortar isn’t dead yet.

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Fast Facts: The changing role of the CEO

KPMG’s latest CEO survey shows many are investing in an expanded personal skill set.

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Marketers seeing the value in AI: report

Canadian companies are keeping up with the global pace, but budgetary constraints remain a roadblock for many.

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KPMG study shows where CEOs are investing in tech

The Internet of Things remains an investment priority for top-level executives.

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Holistic approaches to AI are rare: report

Few companies are taking advantage of investing in both internal capabilities and collaborative approaches.

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Fast Facts: Focusing on customer retention

Profit takes a back seat to retention in a new Calabrio global c-suite study.