Retail

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Stops, Starts and Changes

American Express tests a new social-buying platform; Target introduces Canadians to Red Card; Sears, Best Buy and Future Shop cut jobs; Dollarama eyes Latin America.

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Shoppers unveils Carnaby Sweet

As part of its efforts to reposition the Life brand as health care products, the pharma-retailer is donning a new name and look for its confectionery line.

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Mood Media rebrands, merges music services

The Toronto-based experiential marketing company has integrated its music divisions Muzak and DMX under a single name, Mood.

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ClearlyContacts opens first brick-and-mortar store

The e-retailer’s first physical store opens in Vancouver this spring, and will integrate social and digital elements using the same “Virtual Mirror” tool it provides online.

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Target to bring Archer Farms, Market Pantry and Up and Up to Canada

The retail giant is set to compete with the likes of Loblaw and Sobey’s through its private label grocery and household lines.

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Stops, starts and changes

Vaughan’s already massive mall gets bigger, Lululemon stretches deeper into menswear and Metro offloads Couche-Tard.

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Aisle411 plots its course

The U.S.-based startup plans to enter Canada this year, with its Geo-Fence Alerts which allows retailers to reach shoppers when they step foot in stores.

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Ikea plays with its food

The furniture retailer has launched a new food idiom-filled TV spot which centres on the kitchen.

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Retailer’s naughty and nice list

We checked in with retailers this holiday season to decide if Santa would drop ‘em off a lump of coal or if they’d get a treat under the Christmas tree.

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Global tour: Retailers that made a merry mark

Infield Marketing’s Martin Rydlo and Derek Joynt round up some cool Christmas retail cheer.

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Three things: 2012 retail trends

Strategy picked out some significant themes from the past year, including men, pop-up shops and little big-box stores.

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In the aisles with Rona’s Karim Salabi

Rona’s EVP marketing tells strategy how the retailer is building a new, more compact urban DIY empire.

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Joe Jackman’s coming out party

His Canadian agency engineered an amazing New York retail comeback. Now it wants a bigger stage at home.

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What’s next for shopper marketing?

LoyaltyOne ganders into the future with 10 2013 retail trends, plus predictions from Max Valiquette, John Torella and Susan Kim-Kirkland.