Retail

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Pattison Food Group stands up for the little guy in the grocery business

Save-On Foods president Darrel Jones explains why a team-up between independent stores, and a spark from new CMO Peter Housley, will help it challenge the likes of Loblaw and Walmart.

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Loblaw takes a multidimensional approach to relaunching the Insiders’ Report

The grocer is running its “biggest program ever” for the magazine’s return to print, including a nostalgic campaign and in-store holograms.

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Mastermind Toys launches first-ever brand campaign

With kids and parents feeling a “deficit,” the retailer is highlighting the importance of play.

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Holiday spending will be up nearly $120 per person

According to Accenture, spending will still be down compared to 2019, but there will be a surprising amount of in-store shopping.

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Harry Rosen tries on a new look for the discount shopper

From the C-Suite newsletter: FinalCut is a platform for an under-served customer: men seeking bargains on luxury fashion.

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Athleta has high hopes for Canada

A primed market, vibrant malls and connecting to women’s hockey are paving the way for the Gap brand’s expansion.

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Brands to Watch: Kits brings convenience to eyecare

The newcomer to the eyeware scene is taking cues from the lifestyle and fashion world to market its products.

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IGA once again links camaraderie with giving

The grocer’s annual feel-good holiday spot focuses in on two demos impacted by the pandemic: youth and seniors.

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2021 Brand of the Year: Aritzia climbs to new heights

With a surging ecomm and U.S. business, the fashion retailer is in full expansion mode.

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Canadian Tire embraces the imperfections of Christmas planning

Acknowledging a pressure many feel, the retailer changes its approach to say don’t sweat the small stuff.

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2021 Brand of the Year: For Sephora, beauty is in the eye of the customer

The retailer is transcending beauty standards and giving a voice to diverse communities.

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Benchmark is next in Home Hardware’s plan to build up private brands

After giving BeautiTone a new positioning, the tool brand gets a relaunch touting versatility.

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2021 Brand of the Year: High-touch meets high-tech at Harry Rosen

How the iconic menswear retailer reset its brand for a new generation of customers.

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Canadian Tire tries to pop in the pet category

A campaign featuring 3D billboards comes as the retailer’s Q3 results show supply chain pressure impacting otherwise positive sales.

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Indigo looks past the shelf to build on its equity pledge

From the C-Suite newsletter: Supply chain surveys, new KPIs and hiring a Knowledge Keeper are all pushing new DEI standards.