Retail

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Bluenotes ditches retouching in its fall campaign

The retailer is helping young people focus on what’s “real” as it moves to be more of an aspirational brand.

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What loyalty means to millennials vs. gen z

A CrowdTwist survey looks at the attitudes of both demos and how to build a successful program.

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Frank + Oak escapes from fashion traditions

The company is adopting a new strategy, breaking away from seasonal approaches to new product launches.

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Aritzia adds to Babaton stores

The retailer opens its second Toronto location for the private label, with more to come.

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Joe Fresh adds to its range of sizes

Shoppers can buy up to size 22 in the retailer’s fall collection, which comes with a new family-focused campaign.

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IGA grows a garden on top of a store

The grocery chain aims to answer demand for organic products while reinforcing its local ties.

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Coalition loyalty programs are surging in Canada

Multi-brand programs are seeing tremendous growth, but consumers are getting confused.

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EBay announces visual search tools

The site aims to “make the entire internet shoppable” by letting users search 1.1 billion listings using image recognition.

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Staples goes hands-on for back-to-school

The retailer used an interactive pop-up to highlight its expertise and new products during its busiest time of the year.

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Canadian retail looks rosy

Sales were up across all categories in May, with particularly strong growth continuing in automotive.

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Aldo ‘hearts’ individuality

The fashion retailer turns to influencers and their passions for its global fall campaign.

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Herschel modernizes the lemonade stand

A summer retail execution is the conduit to show off the brand’s design chops ahead of its first standalone store opening.

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Check it out: Casper’s cottage pop-up

The online mattress and sleep goods retailer creates its first temporary shop in Canada with a summery theme.

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It’s time for Hudson’s Bay to hit the trail

A cross-country portage trip is providing digital content for the retailer, along with fundraising for a major Canadian project.

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Physical retail a strong starting point for Canadian shoppers (study)

Digital channels are a common first stop globally but brick-and-mortar isn’t dead yet.