Retail

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IKEA picks Hill+Knowlton for PR

The retailer’s in-house team will work with the agency to develop and execute a national communications strategy.

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Inside CAA’s community-focused retail approach

The company is creating welcoming environments to host conversations about what it offers members.

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Home Depot shows the pains and gains of DIY

The home improvement retailer moves beyond humour in a new campaign for the Quebec market.

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L’Equipeur renews push for casual wear in Quebec

Mark’s French counterpart turns to influencers in the second iteration of its “Equipe pour tout” platform.

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Spence Diamonds names first CMO

Frank Hamlin joins the diamond retailer following its decision to overhaul its brand marketing strategy.

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No Frills finds pride in being a ‘hauler’

The discount grocer defines what it means to shop for less in a campaign that plays to the brand’s cultural cachet.

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Real world meets social content

Bridging the digital world with physical platforms is the driver behind long-running branded content strategies.

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EBay strives to end brand misconceptions

The site doubles down on the key themes of last year’s global platform with new Canadian creative.

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Canadian Tire set to acquire Helly Hansen

The deal will increase the retailer’s brand assortment across many of its core businesses.

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The new speed (and paths) of retail

How mass brands are going direct and digital in an effort to win consumers first and fast.

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Sales growth in Canada continues to slow

While up slightly during the first two months of the year, gains were significantly lower than record highs seen in 2017.

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Loblaw wants a spot in Newfoundland cannabis market

The grocery store and weed giant Canopy Growth are among those on the path to recreational pot retail in the province.

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Amazon to expand Vancouver hub

A new office will be home to 3,000 staff working on ecomm tech, cloud computing and machine learning.

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Loblaw to take click-and-collect national

PC Express will be available across Canada through 500 new pick-up sites, including Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Who won at the 2018 Shopper Innovation Awards?

Cossette and Ogilvy took home Grand Prix honours at the gala highlighting the best in shopper marketing.