Retail

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Sears Canada appoints interim CEO

The former Toys ‘R’ Us and Best Buy exec takes the helm of the struggling retailer amid store closings and layoffs.

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CCM brings Tacks into the now

Bringing a skate brand back after 10 years meant finding a way to highlight both legacy and innovation.

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Square One’s image makeover

For its big brand campaign, the GTA mall is channeling European flair to help build its premium cred.

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Brands of the Year: Herschel’s cool factor takes it global

The Vancouver-based brand has the backpack and accessories market in the bag.

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Talking fridge

Samsung’s no-nonsense, no-annoying-sales-pitch product.

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Bulk Barn chooses Leo Burnett as AOR

The agency will help the bulk-food retailer modernize its image.

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Also trending: Fashion retailers up their game

Sit tight, our Brands of the Year will soon be revealed! In the meantime, check out these other buzz-worthy contenders.

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Boo-worthy brand opps

Not a candy brand? No problem! Here are a few ways to get in on the Halloween spirit.

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Toys ‘R’ Us calls upon the young at heart

To celebrate its 30th, the toy retailer asks consumers to take a pledge to “never grow up.”

Personalize to push purchasing

Retail needs to up its game with tech and customization, says Launch!’s Kelly McCarten.

Walmart’s budding beauty play

Flower, the retailer’s cosmetics line with Drew Barrymore, hits stores this fall, touting prestige at an affordable price.

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Target rolls out collaborations

Tapping into the popularity of limited runs, the retailer brings in new fashion and home lines.