Retail

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Alberta open to both private and government weed retail

The province’s draft of its cannabis plan has some key differences from Ontario and New Brunswick.

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Why Simons went back to the mobile drawing board

The retailer’s marketer explains why its first mobile app took this long.

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2017 Brands to Watch: Matt & Nat’s vegan venture

Ethical fashion goes big.

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Metro to buy Jean Coutu for $4.5 billion

The grocer formally reveals its plan to take over the longstanding Quebec drugstore chain.

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2017 Brands of the Year: Cheers to SAQ’s CRM success

Quebec’s liquor retailer makes it very personal.

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Real Canadian Superstore reestablishes its roots

Loblaw continues putting weight behind its discount banners, this time focusing on Western Canada.

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Sobeys serves up new ready-made meals

The retailer targets the time-strapped with a new in-store offering and complementary digital campaign.

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Shoppers shifts tactics to target aging Canadians

Insights around how Canadians view getting older has prompted a new pilot program and a new brand.

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The Source connects to smart home expertise

The tech retailer is promoting its smart home wares as consumer interest grows.

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Why IKEA’s new AR app is different

The furniture-focused app is a glance into the possibilities offered by Apple’s ARKit.

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Sunwing endeavours to make travel ‘browsable’

The travel co’s head of retail explains why the brand wants Canadians to shop more like Brits.

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Mercedes makes its next lifestyle retail play

The luxury auto brand adds a second location in its dealership-complementing store strategy.

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Giant Tiger expands its ‘fashion house’ approach

Menswear is the next venture for the value-focused retailer as it continues to grow.

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What do car buyers pay attention to in the showroom?

An eye-tracking study reveals some insights into which promotional materials and parts of the vehicle draw in consumers.

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Indochino evolves its CMO role

Retail and online revenues now fall under Peter Housley’s single strategy.