Retail

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TIFF: HMV features its digital platform

The retailer plans to put a spotlight on its online store during this year’s fest.

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The best of both worlds

Sears has something for both mom and daughter to love.

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Future Shop is “everywhere”

The company targets a new audience with its most multi-platform back-to-school campaign ever.

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MuchMusic and Virgin go shopping

The two brands have teamed up to launch a retail space in downtown Toronto.

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The Beer Store goes upscale

A new store concept, The Beer Boutique, targets urban dwellers with its Toronto launch this month.

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Lifestyle wars: Canadian Tire vs. Loblaw

The retail giants go head-to-head with new efforts focused on everyday living.

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Digital hits the aisles

Interactive tech is beginning to seep into retail spaces, merging the brick and mortar experience with the efficiency of online navigation to create new media platforms.

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Global convenience

DW+Partners’ director of retail strategy Edward Rajewski reveals how convenience stores are being taken to a whole new level around the world.

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The SAQ upscales upstairs

The Société des Alcools du Québec updates its higher-end store in Quebec City, SAQ Signature, with help from Sid Lee.

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Lawtons puts its people first

The East Coast drugstore chain explains the strategy behind its latest refresh.

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Grand & Toy targets small business

Strategy talks to the retailer about its shift from office supply store to small business centre, and the redesign that came with it.

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Longo’s urban game plan

Strategy asked Rob Koss, VP marketing at Longo’s, how the store’s new urban design speaks to the downtown Toronto shopper.

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Killer retail design

From Longo’s and Lawtons to Grand & Toy and the SAQ, strategy checks out retailers who are stepping up their in-store design game.

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Weathering the impending store bomb

With Target and other big U.S. retailers set to hit Canada, strategy asked our retail marketing gurus to spend a day sharing their thoughts via email as to what will transpire.

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Target’s arrival to shake up ad landscape?

Leo Burnett’s David Moore and JC Williams Group’s Maureen Atkinson weigh in on the retailer’s impact on the marketing landscape in Canada.