Retail

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The executive guide to artificial intelligence

From freeing data to starting small, Rubikloud’s CEO Kerry Liu on the best approaches to deploying AI.

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Retail sales growth down again in late 2018

The latest Ed Strapagiel analysis finds that sales growth for the entire year will likely come in at under 3%.

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Mobile outpacing desktop for online shopping

New research by Comscore finds unique visitors to retailers’ mobile websites has grown 13% since 2016.

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Inside Sleep Country’s plans for mattress dominance

The brand’s business development officer shares his predictions for the future of beds-in-a-box.

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MEC goes experiential with adventure travel arm

The outdoor gear co-op is testing branded travel experiences to create deeper connections with its members.

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Which brands do consumers trust most?

The CPG, health and food products that are being recognized in BrandSpark’s annual Most Trusted Awards.

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Baycrest brings The Brain Project into the LCBO

A partnership with Barefoot Wine & Bubly aims to make the art associated with the initiative more accessible.

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Cannvas to add AR to its kiosks

Partnering with NexTech, the cannabis tech company looks to add more features to its in-retail education platform.

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Muji colours outside the lines

Muji’s North American president on the retail strategy that’s helping the Japanese brand become a global phenomenon.

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Dollarama launches online shopping

The retailer is exclusively offering bulk sales through its digital platform, with a focus on servicing small businesses.

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Gymboree to shutter its stores

Ecommerce operations and all 49 of its Canadian locations are set to wind down amid a new bankruptcy filing.

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Canadian Tire touts new products with animated creative

The retailer’s “We Do New” campaign supports a household staple, while reminding customers of its broader product innovation.

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Salesforce debuts personalized shopping tools

The company aims to provide services more associated with ecommerce across different retail channels.

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How Hallmark plans to leverage its deal with Corus

Programming for the Hallmark Channel represents a brand-building opportunity, says the company’s new president.

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Pita Pit, WeedMD launch cannabis joint venture

Pioneer Cannabis looks to help franchisees get their retail locations off the ground.