Retail

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Jean Coutu’s influential in-store push

The pharmacy chain taps two online influencers to get shoppers offline and in the door.

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The changing face of Boxing Day

How competition from Black Friday and better-informed consumers have affected the biggest shopping day of the year.

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What’s on trend for Loblaws in 2017?

The retailer will bring its five new food-related themes to life under the “Taste the New Next” tagline.

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Warby Parker heads to Yorkdale

The new location is the eyewear brand’s second international bricks-and-mortar store.

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Stereo+ unveils brand overhaul

Refreshed design, a new platform and modernized stores aim to help the audio retailer win younger customers.

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Roots hits the skies with Air Canada

Inside the retailer’s holiday travel strategy.

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Hudson’s Bay goes hipster for the holidays

The retailer targets quirky millennials with its “#ElfMyLife” product and marketing strategy.

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The growing influence of Gen Z

A new survey suggests people under 17 already have a significant say in household purchase decisions.

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Canadian retail slowed in third quarter

A new analysis also shows e-commerce has made up just a small percentage of total retail sales so far this year.

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Cadillac Fairview aims for magic during the holidays

The company is focusing on fewer, more impactful activities to bring joy to its malls, including its largest ever campaign.

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Walmart taps into personalization

The retailer teams up with a 3D printing company on a new holiday program.

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Canadians warm up to social commerce

The “Shop Now” buttons on social media are getting traction, according to research from PayPal and Ipsos.

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Best Buy makes you feel like a kid again

The retailer again leaves the products out of its holiday spot, instead focusing on the joy of finding the right gift.

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Kit and Ace says keep calm and shop on

The fashion retailer’s shoppable video promotes a more chill Black Friday.

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Holiday shopping habits, student edition

The who, what and when of how young Canadians are buying, plus other insights from a recent SPC survey.