Retail

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Canadians warm up to social commerce

The “Shop Now” buttons on social media are getting traction, according to research from PayPal and Ipsos.

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Best Buy makes you feel like a kid again

The retailer again leaves the products out of its holiday spot, instead focusing on the joy of finding the right gift.

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Kit and Ace says keep calm and shop on

The fashion retailer’s shoppable video promotes a more chill Black Friday.

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Holiday shopping habits, student edition

The who, what and when of how young Canadians are buying, plus other insights from a recent SPC survey.

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Why Ikea is playing up its downstairs

Inside the retailer’s Market Hall strategy to make more Canadians fans of its designs.

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Deadline extended for Retail Innovator of the Year

Submissions now close this Friday, as we look for the brands that have turned insights into action.

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The Source brings tech to life

The retailer’s holiday campaign creates some magic around hot gifts as it prepares for more changes in the new year.

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What holiday shoppers want

Canucks are fond of physical browsing and buying, but they’ll snub retailers with empty shelves, according to a new SAS report.

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Reminder: Who is Canada’s Retail Innovator of the Year?

The submission deadline is fast approaching for the new award recognizing companies that best use shopper insights.

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M&M Food Market figures out the holidays

The revamped retailer positions itself as a destination for the hectic time of year.

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Penningtons brings AR in store

The retailer boosts engagement ahead of Black Friday with a “Mystery Quest” app.

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Leon’s millennial-friendly content plan

The retailer uses an influencer-led digital magazine as part of its holiday strategy.

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Giant Tiger tackles the holidays

The retailer continues its national approach with a new holiday campaign targeting moms.

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Leon’s is making a wearable for your couch

The retailer is introducing devices on furniture that measure “Together Time.”

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Frank + Oak steps up

The retailer zeroes in on its message of ambition and risk-taking in a new mass campaign.