Retail

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Fire & Flower launches cannabis ecomm platform

Recreational cannabis is available online in Saskatchewan, though the site offers some features for customers in other provinces.

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Putting a new lens on smart glasses

Why North believes sleek styles and boutiques can help drive interest in a moribund tech product.

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NKPR wins Urban Barn, Aveeno Hair Care

The PR firm will oversee media relations, partnerships and influencer programs for the home furnishings store and hair care brand.

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Tim Hortons moves closer to settling franchisee lawsuits

The proposed agreement includes having a franchisee advisory board review spending from its advertising fund.

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Automat combines chatbots with display ads

The company has partnered with a Google-backed startup to expand the reach of conversational platforms.

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Canadian retail has one of its weakest Q4s ever

Last year was bad for retail sales, and analyst Ed Strapagiel says more declines could be in store.

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LCBO picks Lg2 as new AOR

The crown corp consolidates two previously separate assignments with the agency’s Toronto office.

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Joe Fresh taps into the joy of the outdoors

The Loblaw retail banner is launching its spring collection with a campaign focused on its customers’ diverse talents.

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Couche-Tard enters cannabis retail with Canopy Growth

A deal with an Ontario retail lottery winner will bring the Tweed banner to the province.

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HBC to shutter Home Outfitters

The company is also reviewing its Saks Off 5th stores to further streamline its retail footprint.

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NexTech launches AR ‘try-on’ tool

A new service allows any retailer to integrate virtual trial features to their e-comm platform.

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Cannabis retailers find their way into Ontario market

High Tide, Spirit Leaf and Choom have established agreements with the government’s lottery winners.

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Consumers demanding more ethical consumption

A report from Nourish Food Marketing shows how waste-reduction trends align with concerns about diet and convenience.

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How the automotive industry is being disrupted

Some car companies are beginning to use new tools to provide their own Amazon-like experiences for customers.

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Payless to shut its doors

The footwear retailer is winding down operations across North America, feeling the weight of its debt and retail footprint.