Retail

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Brands of the Year 2016: Simons says, expand

The 176-year-old Quebec retailer has been building its brand across Canada, forging ahead in a competitive retail environment.

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Sears unveils 2.0 store

A look inside the new concept store that’s meant to emphasize flexibility and easy access for shoppers.

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Home Hardware selects John St.

The independent home improvement retail chain looks to refresh its creative thinking after a review over the summer.

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Shoppers goes bold with beauty

The retailer tackles women’s “beauty nevers” (make-up ideas they won’t try) as it heads into the fall season.

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Two West joins Sandbox

The U.S.-based, retail-focused agency will brings its capabilities to clients across the network.

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Reitmans returns to denim

The retailer brings back Meghan Markle for a new fall campaign that’s all about the right pair of jeans.

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Shoes.com gets a new leader

The Vancouver e-commerce company taps former Expedia exec Bradley Wilson.

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Couche-Tard continues to boom

The Canadian convenience giant is approved to acquire 279 Esso locations as its expansion plans barrel on.

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Wayfair moves offline

Why the online furniture retailer is using a direct TV strategy to drive awareness during its first year in Canada.

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Sears goes omni-channel for autumn

The retailer revamps its fall catalogue as it continues on its reinvention path.

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Goody brushes up its marketing

How the hair accessories brand is stepping up efforts at retail to stay ahead of the game.

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Ontario announces grocers permitted to sell wine

Shoppers will have less to whine about as sales will extend to grocery retailers in October.

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Check it out: Simons sets sail

The retailer uses a near century-old schooner to bring over wares from Europe.

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Brands share in the love of Fan Expo

How Lego and Toys”R”Us are tapping into fans’ passion at the comic and pop culture convention.

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Best Buy’s wearable couture

Why the retailer brought a fashion-forward element to its annual tech showcase.