Retail

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London Drugs makes a loyalty play

After years of research, the pharmacy has launched a program tailored to customer purchases and behaviour.

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Sorry mobile – cash and plastic are just fine

Debit, credit and good old fashioned bills are still preferred when it comes to making payments, a new study suggests.

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Shopify creates a VR design studio

The e-commerce company creates an interactive experience with the HTC VIve to show the tech’s possibilities.

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Adidas focuses on performance

To launch the new Athletics apparel line, the brand provided a VIP experience centred on prepping athletes to play their best.

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Ikea is Swedish for…

As the retailer celebrates 40 years in Canada, we walk through the brand’s colourful evolution and look at what made it twinkle.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Catering to the Drake traveller

How the brand is spreading Canadiana cool through its hotels, general stores and more.

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Canadian retail growth cools off

Automotive sales took a steep tumble in July while growth in other sectors remains stable, but modest.

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Celebrating National Coffee Day

From Snapchat filters to paying it forward with a cup of Joe, here’s a look at how brands are commemorating the occasion.

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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.