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Cadillac Fairview launches Eaton Centre content studio

“Streaming at CF” adds a new experiential element to the mall, while connecting with content creators and their fans.

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IKEA Canada changes approach to its catalogue

The retailer ends home delivery, making it available only online and in-store, adopting a strategy around multiple launches focused on experiential and loyalty.

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Sobeys plans to eliminate plastic bags early next year

The Empire banner would become the first national chain to do so amid growing consumer concern over plastic waste.

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Contactless spending continues to trend upwards

Tap-style transactions continue to make up the majority of card payments in Canada, according to a report from Moneris.

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Tech in Action: A boardwalk becomes an AR storefront

Havaianas tried to drive brand awareness by sending beachgoers to products inspired by patterns scanned on a mural.

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Retail sales lose steam after modest gains early in 2019

Ed Strapagiel’s latest sales analysis suggests retail growth began to cool off heading into the summer.

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Natrel brings mochi ice cream to the masses

The Agropur-owned brand is the latest big company to bring its twist on the bite-sized sweet treats to Canadian grocery stores.

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Couche-Tard acquires stake in Fire & Flower

The convenience giant has an option to acquire a controlling interest in the cannabis retailer, which hopes to accelerate its expansion.

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Parents have reasons to shop in-store for back-to-school

Most mothers in a survey expect to make multiple trips and a relatively small amount of online purchases.

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Serta thinks outside the box

The legacy brand taps Canadian Tire’s reputation and distribution network to launch its new mattress-in-a-box.

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Delissio serves up humour for its stuffed-crust pizza line

The frozen pizza brand made paper ads from rivals’ left-over crusts to get interest in its new product.

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Hudson’s Bay launches new bilingual app

The retailer’s new iOS app comes with functionality for customers shopping both in-store and online.

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Estee Lauder celebrates the many #ShadesOfCanada

The inclusive campaign for the beauty brand’s make-up line is supported by in-store events at HBC, Shoppers and Sephora.

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The scoop on Baskin-Robbins’ deal with Netflix

The chain teamed up with the streaming service to turn its store into a Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlour from Stranger Things.

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Back-to-school spending to continue growing

In addition to increased online shopping, a study also suggests parents are making multiple in-person trips to find the best deals.