Retail

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How Spence Diamonds’ new CMO plans to grow the company

Veeral Rathod sees parallels between the apparel and diamond industries.

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Shopper habits heading into the holiday season

New research by Google includes insights into how consumers shop during the busy retail season.

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Inside Suzi Roher’s first flagship store

The accessories brand’s first standalone location takes inspiration from the art world to connect to Toronto’s fashion scene.

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CloudRaker opens shopper practice

After hiring Kris Matheson as executive director in Toronto, the agency will help launch the Goods & Commerce platform.

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IKEA reuses a classic spot

A sequel to one of the retailer’s best-known ads brings support to its sustainability programs.

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Mark’s shows its appreciation for down time

The retailer sticks close to its hard-working roots while promoting its selection of casual wear.

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Hubba hires first CTO

Desh Singh will lead development of technology behind the company’s shift to help brands connect with retailers.

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BonLook eyes big expansion

The eyewear company goes from a single online store to 25 bricks-and-mortar locations as it looks to build a national brand.

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The Home Depot picks FCB Canada

The agency will handle national advertising for the retailer, ending long relationships with Publicis and Cossette.

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PetSmart launches new loyalty program

The pet retailer partnered with Aimia on a program aimed at delivering personalized customer experiences.

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A&W partners with UberEats on home delivery

The QSR becomes the latest chain to partner with the food delivery service in a bid to offer more convenience.

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Retail growth continues to be sluggish

The latest analysis of StatsCan numbers shows things are likely to get worse before they get better.

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Ottawa’s Mad Radish to open in Toronto

The chain looks to capitalize on fast-casual health food trends with a chef-driven menu, in-store pickup and cashless check out.

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Town Shoes to close its doors

All 38 of the DSW brand’s retail locations in Canada will cease to exist by January 2019.

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Why Kobo chose to partner with Walmart in the U.S.

The Toronto-based ebook company brings its international retail strategy to a market dominated by big players.