Retail

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In the aisles with Wendy Liebmann

Strategy chatted with WSL’s chief shopper to hear about cross-border trends, what makes Canadians unique, and everyone’s favourite topic, big data.

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Starts and changes

Target opens more stores and pairs up with Michael Buble, Sobeys picks up some gas, Canadian Tire gets into the small-format fray and Hudson’s Bay tests out a retro look.

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Reinventing the drug store

Joe Jackman brings his high-speed retail makeover formula to Rexall.

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Influence Marketing goes beyond store aisles

InField Marketing Group has launched a new company division to provide clients with marketing that reaches consumers beyond retail touchpoints.

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Design Report: The store of the future

What are the conditions that will shape the retail environment? We take a look at the biggest factors, and some retailers that are already addressing them.

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On Target

A look at the buzz the retailer has built so far, as it prepares to open its doors in Canada.

Target joins the neighbourhood

The big box retailer is debuting its official launch campaign Sunday evening during the broadcasts of the Oscars and La Voix.

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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.