Retail

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Kit and Ace merges content and commerce

Why the fashion brand has redesigned its e-comm platform to make editorial stories shoppable.

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Consumers prefer in-store over online experience

When price isn’t a factor, more than half of consumers would prefer to visit a brick-and-mortar location, especially for food.

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PetSmart brings The Secret Life of Pets to stores

Before the film’s debut, the retailer is hoping to connect with consumers with a massive in-store takeover.

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Giant Tiger goes national

To promote three new fashion lines and remind shoppers about its products, the retailer is taking to TV with its first-ever mass-market push.

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Canadians give up (some) pleasures for prudence

A new Mintel report suggests rising food costs are making consumers more conservative.

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Check it out: Sport Chek celebrates the #GreatOnes

A new spot narrated by Wayne Gretzky uses real footage to show the power of a father’s support.

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Loyalty cards: where’s the love?

Year-over-year, Canadians consider loyalty cards less trustworthy and less personalized, according to a new report.

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Ikea Canada names new country marketing manager

Lauren MacDonald was promoted to oversee the brand’s marketing strategy.

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Three lessons on retail innovation

Post STORE 2016, Jackman Reinvents’ Mike Magnacca looks at how the mindset on digital is shifting.

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Mark’s thanks dads who step up

The retailer is increasing its investment in more emotionally engaging ads, beginning with a new Father’s Day campaign.

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Brunet’s new (app)etite

This small Quebec pharmacy wants people to make small, healthy lifestyle changes. So it’s rolled out an app to help.

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Retail vets launch Three Sixty Collective

A former Ikea marketer and J.C. Williams consultant join forces at the new firm.

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The new Sears wish book

COO Becky Penrice discusses how the 64-year-old retailer is finding its foothold for the future with Initium, Pinball and its iconic catalogue roots.

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Check it out: Canadian Tire takes customers to school

The retailer pushes its MasterCard rewards with a new spot focused on math basics.

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Exploring other cultures through food: Mintel report

Canadians are craving ethnic meals, but some are intimidated to make their own. Here’s how brands can help them.