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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.

 

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Fairview Mall patents personal styles

The Cadillac Fairview property celebrates its 40th with a campaign aiming to bring awareness to its merchandising mix and retail offering.

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TV in the aisles: Metro’s recipe kiosks

Metro grocery retailer is installing recipe kiosks in its Ontario locations – digital displays that loop food ads on a touch screen and print meal-prep instructions for hungry shoppers.

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Talking ’bout my (green) reputation

Perception vs. reality: how do brands like Walmart, Unilever, Levi’s and Fairmont measure up?

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Burger King gets mad, even

How Jason Keown is leveraging Canadians’ appetites for premium burgers to drive sales to a 15-year high.

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The Bay fills its White Space

As the retailer and Fashion Magazine debut the new couture department in downtown Toronto, the Bay’s VP marketing explains how the retail giant will court the exclusive, fashion-conscious set.

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Loblaw’s says no to at-risk fish

A retail campaign leaves a void where at-risk fish was once sold in the stores.

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Miss Roboto at your service

They’re always on time, never disheveled, and they maintain a consistently pleasant disposition. Could androids be the ideal front-line retail staff of the future?