Retail

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Uniqlo comes to Canada

News of the fast-fashion retailer’s Canadian entrance comes on the heels of closures of a number of similarly-priced competitors.

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Squish’s sweet spot

With a former David’s Tea exec at the helm, Squish hopes to be the cool, sleek new candy shop on the block. Take a peek inside its growth plan.

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Are you entertaining?

Part one of JWT’s Trend Report finds Canadians are slow to embrace shopping anywhere, but really (really) want cool experiences.

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Did Target understand the Canadian market?

The retailer’s problem was not just a lack of products, it was not using those products to differentiate itself, experts say.

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Target to discontinue Canadian operations

Despite a big initial marketing push, the retailer will shutter its 133 locations amid empty shelves and heavy competition.

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Check out this sticky idea

In partnership with a pair of museums, Holt Renfrew is displaying a 10-foot sculpted head made entirely out of gum to promote a new Douglas Coupland exhibit.

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Groceries in a snap

Will taking photos of your food be the next big thing in grocery shopping? Toronto’s Slyce certainly hopes so.

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Beer Store opens up to small brewers

Alongside a change in ownership structure, the move will increase locally brewed options across the province.

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Retail will be strong in 2015, except for cars and gas

Sales are projected to grow by 4.9% this year, although some sectors will perform better than others.

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TJ Flood scores an all-star strategy

Canadian Tire’s SVP of marketing makes a play for our overall Marketer of the Year title (and wins). Check out his game plan for young families.

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Shopping at Pearson is looking up

Heads up: The airport’s latest push wants travellers to look to the sky (or ceiling) in a bid to promote its retail offering.

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Trend alert: social shoppable content

Brands and consumers are jumping aboard, as startups offer the tech and established players test the waters.