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Home Depot kicks off spring with DIY know-how

A new campaign from Publicis positions the home reno retailer for a competitive season.

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A new concept, new strategy, new target for Sears

Three ways the retailer is hoping to turn around sales and target younger shoppers.

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Tech In Action: 3D knitting hits retail

A handful of retailers (including Adidas) are experimenting with on-demand production at retail locations.

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Lowe’s helps consumers go hands-on with VR

The retailer is piloting a new, DIY-focused version of its Holoroom as part of its mission to embrace innovation.

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Samsung to open new Canadian retail flagship

The brand says the experiential store in Toronto will be more omnichannel focused than others in global markets.

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IKEA gets into the connected home

A new product line brings the brand’s trademark affordability and simplicity to the smart lighting category.

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Casper teams up with West Elm in Canada

The mattress brand begins selling its wares at a Toronto location, following a partnership struck in the U.S.

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The say/do gap of conscious consumerism: column

Public CEO Phil Haid on why brands “doing good” may not be enough to influence purchase behaviour.

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Shoppers Drug Mart rolls out self-checkout

How the move aims to help the retailer’s value proposition.

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Price rules in store, but convenience is king online

A PwC report shows how new platforms have impacted what consumers look for in a shopping experience.

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Is retail growth as strong as it seems?

Taking gasoline sales out of the equation paints a far less optimistic picture.

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Metro digitizes rewards feature

The grocer addresses a customer pain point in Quebec with an addition to its loyalty app.

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Sport Chek opens women-focused concept store

The Calgary location is a first for the retailer as it looks to recognize its female shoppers.

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Marking territory, from work wear to casual

Forty-year-old retailer Mark’s has come a long way from its origins supplying industrial clothes to a booming oil town.

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Metro Ontario’s year of going local

The grocer focuses on food and music, aligning its sourcing strategy with Canada’s 150th birthday.