Retail

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International Franchising Inc. acquires Sweet Jesus

The acquisition adds a millennial-friendly chain to the company’s portfolio, which includes Yogen Fruz and Pinkberry.

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IGA taps into holiday cooking occasions

An animated spot and a cookbook are part of a campaign that aims to spark a love for cooking among kids and families.

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Sleep Country to acquire Endy

The mattress retailer buys one of its direct-to-consumer competitors to bolster its online offering.

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Regi aims to be a personal assistant for product ownership

Former Grey and KBS CCO Patrick Scissons explains how his new venture is seizing an opportunity from a major pain point.

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Majority of holiday shoppers plan to spend sensibly

Research reveals holiday spending continues to fall and fewer people are saving up for their expenses throughout the year.

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How Indochino prepares for Black Friday

The men’s retailer’s cross-functional planning committee helped turn the sales event into one of the biggest days in the company’s history.

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How do online shopping habits vary by region?

Research by Environics Analytics identifies which products are most often bought online across different parts of the country.

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IKEA’s holiday campaign taps the magic of old furniture

The retailer continues to makes sustainability a core part of its brand promise by showing the joy it can bring.

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Google unveils top searches heading into Black Friday

The tech company crunched the data to show which brands are on Canadians’ minds.

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Article launches first TV campaign

The direct-to-consumer furniture retailer adds to its marketing mix with two spots that focus on convenience.

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Industry members partner on McGill’s new retail school

CloudRaker and a number of retailers will help tackle major challenges at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management.

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Grocery shoppers are hot on self-checkout, cold on buying online

A survey shows what Canadian consumers are looking for from their stores.

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Casper brings the power of sleep to centre ice

Maple Leafs player John Tavares stars in the mattress brand’s latest campaign as it continues to expand its reach.

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Social to have greater impact on holiday shopping: report

Instagram and YouTube provide a source of inspiration, while security factors will influence online purchases.

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The discount grocer with swagger

As it celebrates 40 years, No Frills is doubling down on unapologetic marketing to bring more savvy shoppers into the fold.