Shopper Marketing

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Banks want to be where the customers are

Financial institutions are increasingly taking a page from traditional retailers in how they communicate to consumers at the storefront level.

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You’ve got retail: The online subscription service

Bensimon Byrne’s Max Valiquette looks at why marketers shouldn’t ignore the shopping method, which will soon enter the Canadian market.

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Wonka crowdsources a new anthem

In its first Canadian promo, the candy brand launches a contest that is immediately accessible in-store through mobile.

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Stops, starts and changes; Couche-Tard expands into Europe

Canadian grocers may soon see an online deal aggregator; Target and Microsoft announce new retail locations; and Best Buy Canada unveils a plan to compete with Amazon.

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Coors Light kicks off major OOH push for new packaging line

The Molson brand will also support the new resealable aluminum bottle in store, skewing promotion of the product to urban drinkers looking for convenient and portable beer.

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Sweet chili chips, meet Pinot Noir

Miss Vickie’s marks 25 years with a campaign playing off its customers’ preference for wine with their snacks.

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The grey wave

The number of people over the age of 65 is growing fast, and what this group values, how it thinks and where it shops will affect Canadian brands profoundly.

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Sobeys launches Moodie Foodie app

The grocery chain’s new app lets consumers choose recipes based on how they are feeling at that moment.

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Dealing with the plastic bag ban: opportunities lie in change

DDB’s Jason Dubroy sees Toronto’s new surprise ban as a great branding opportunity for retailers and manufacturers.

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Canadian shoppers, a camp divided

As Canada’s population ages, retailers will face mature shoppers who value a much different shopping experience than their younger peers.

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Winning in-store communication: the proof is in the purchase

Ipsos’s Catherine Yuile shares research results that decode why visuals work, and sheds light on how to capitalizing on Canadians’ brand loyalty.

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Stops, Starts and Changes: Harry Rosen and Le Clos Jordanne pair up for Father’s Day

In this edition of our round-up, unexpected stops from the City of Toronto and Giant Tiger, anticipated starts from Loft and Target, and some changes from Sobeys and Canadian Tire.

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Shopper marketing research goes mobile

A pilot project between TNS and Locately will study the shopper between stores.

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Consumerlogy: Defending the indefensible – the QR code

Bensimon Byrne’s Max Valiquette finds shopper marketing hope in oft-poorly used black-and-white dots.