Retail

Holiday Shopping

Most Canadians expect to keep holiday spending steady

A report also finds that nearly every consumer will use a mobile device at some point in their journey.

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View from the C-Suite: BonLook finesses its retail strategy

CEO Sophie Boulanger explains how the company landed on the Growth 500 list with five-year growth of 1,994%.

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Giant Tiger launches a loyalty program

As the discount retailer continues to expand, it turns its attention to learning more about how its customers shop.

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Indigo reinforces reading’s life enrichment value

The retailer encourages choosing a book to unplug and enjoy some down time.

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No Name name checks itself in new campaign

The brand’s meta campaign utilizes its no-frills, direct approach to draw a connection to the simple ingredients in its products.

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Toys “R” Us flips the script on flyers

The retailer has been shifting its trade spend from print to digital and putting content first.

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Notes on the Store of the Future

Using health and ethnic aisles as a blueprint to design stores by customers instead of product.

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Hudson’s Bay to sell Lord and Taylor

Clothing rental company Le Tote acquires the legacy retail brand amid HBC’s attempts to go private.

President shuffle at Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart and Reitmans

New leaders will helm the retailers as they face increased competition from online players.

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Retail sales growth continues to slump

The latest analysis from Ed Strapagiel shows hopes of a rebound were likely premature after gains of only 1.5% during Q2.

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Weber Shandwick named PR AOR for Best Buy Canada

The PR agency will lead a paid and earned strategy aimed at highlighting the retailer’s customer service and in-store experience.

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DavidsTea developing an AI-powered chat tool

Part of a bigger digital transformation, the tea retailer is working with Heyday to launch the platform before the holidays.

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Bloom mattresses pop up at Walmart

The Sleep Country mattress-in-a-box brand made appearances inside two of the retailer’s stores in the lead-up to back-to-school.

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Another 42 cannabis stores coming to Ontario

Coffee Time partner Huge Shops, as well as the site of a former illicit dispensary, are among the winning applicants.

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Frank and Oak launches collection made from recycled denim

The fashion brand’s latest environmental effort is front-and-centre of its newest campaign and flagship store.