Retail

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The Quick Fire: Fluevog’s long walk to Amsterdam

After less than a year in the CEO’s chair, Adrian Fluevog is taking the Canadian shoe brand back across the Atlantic.

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Retail sales growth slows entering 2018

Things have softened in most sectors, although specialty food and electronic stores continue to experience strong growth.

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Kijiji shakes up its creative approach

In a new campaign, the classified ads site shows how it can make life’s transitions more exciting.

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Who’s in the running for a Shopper Innovation Award?

The jury has picked the finalists for this year’s awards program, with the winners announced on April 30.

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Salinex wants consumers to take a deep breath

The nasal care brand’s first campaign in three years aims to drive differentiation in a highly functional category.

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Hiku partners with Jackman on retail strategy

The consultancy will help form the customer experience in cannabis dispensaries run by Tokyo Smoke’s parent company.

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The Body Shop’s grassroots approach to pet activism

The cosmetics company is leaning on pet influencers to bring an end to animal testing in Canada.

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Esso drops Aeroplan for PC Optimum

Loblaw’s partnership with the Imperial-owned gas company extends its loyalty reach to another retailer.

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ASICS opens first Canadian flagship

The new Toronto store brings the apparel brand’s performance and lifestyle products under one roof.

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Ontario Cannabis Store unveils itself

The LCBO debuts the name and branding for the retailer that will sell recreational weed in the province.

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Molson Export puts the shine back on depanneurs

The beer brand gives Montreal’s convenience stores a vintage facelift for the return of its stubby bottle.

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Chico’s encourages women to be bold about their age

The women’s fashion retailer launches a brand refresh that capitalizes on an empowering social tension.

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Hyba stores set to close

The line will still be sold through Reitmans as the company takes a different approach to grow the accessible activewear brand.

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Choom hires SVP of marketing

FGL’s Chris Gagan has been brought on to lead the cannabis retail brand’s marketing strategy.

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Kraft Heinz’s retail plans and priorities

The company’s new VP of retail sales Peter Hall wants more “consumer-led innovation, not just brand extensions.”