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Quebec enlists SAQ in cannabis plan

The government plans to have 15 stores open by July 1, which will be run by a new subsidiary of the alcohol board.

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The Source continues its transformation

The retailer’s holiday campaign reinforces its position as a store offering top brands, one-to-one service and must-have gifts.

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Arc’teryx brings backcountry skiing to life

How the retailer built its winter campaign around an immersive in-store VR experience.

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Toys ‘R’ Us chases engagement with AR app

A new app brings additional experiences for kids to the retailer’s catalogue and stores.

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Manitoba announces ‘hybrid’ cannabis retail model

The province will regulate distribution and wholesale, leaving the private sector to handle selling product to consumers.

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Loblaw to merge PC Plus and Optimum programs

The new PC Optimum program will allow consumers to earn and redeem points at more than 2,500 retail locations.

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Coty smells a new opportunity with millennials

The beauty co has revamped its fragrance shopping experience with youthful Canadians’ behaviour in mind.

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HBC gets a CMO

Milton Pappas will lead the retail company’s “Marketing Centre of Excellence” in the newly created role.

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Amazon makes Black Friday an AR affair

An ARKit update to the online retailer’s free app puts a selection of products in your home.

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Who are Canada’s most trusted service brands?

BrandSpark’s annual rankings also reveal who Canadians keep top-of-mind when it comes to retail and e-commerce.

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Giants & Gentlemen wins Global Pet Foods

The agency will oversee the pet retailer’s new brand positioning, in-store messaging, website and social media.

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Holiday spending expected to rise

But value remains the most important influence on purchase behaviour, according to a PwC report.

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The North Face pushes into street fashion

A campaign celebrating the Nuptse jacket shifts the focus from the mountains to the urban jungle.

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Department stores still important for fashion shoppers

Those who are boosting their budgets still frequent the traditional format.

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NB Liquor will handle weed retail in New Brunswick

The province opts for a Crown corporation model and is currently seeking tenders for 20 retail locations.