Retail

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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.

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Drop acquires AI company Canopy Labs

How bringing the analytics company into the fold will help the app deliver more personalized loyalty experiences.

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Walmart launches holiday campaign with new AOR

Cossette’s first work with the retailer features a teddy bear that aims to build an emotional connection with families.

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Cineplex rolls out Scene Gold paid loyalty tier

Currently available in Edmonton, the pilot is enticing its membership base with ways to earn faster points and get upgrades.

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Canadian Tire expands click-and-collect options

The retailer is testing automated ways for customers to pick up online orders in store.

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Leon’s expands e-commerce strategy with Shopify

The furniture retailer is creating an AR-driven shopping experience as it moves its sites to the platform.

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Long live the (digital) beauty regime

Building a DTC strategy goes beyond e-commerce. And few know how to build better one-to-one relationships than beauty brands.

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Jean Machine to shut its doors

All 24 of the retailer’s remaining stores will be closed in early 2019.

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Tech in Action: Using VR to spice up display ads

CVS uses virtual reality to immerse consumers in a new store concept.

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L.L.Bean comes to Canada

The outdoor fashion brand is now selling its products in Canadian stores, with plans to launch its own retail space in 2019.

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Check it out: IKEA ain’t afraid of no ghosts

The furniture retailer purchased a supposedly haunted couch in support of its environmental CSR platform.

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How Article drives consumer confidence through DTC

Without a physical presence, Canada’s fastest-growing company has still succeeded in building trust in furniture retail.