Retail

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Giant Tiger turns on the charm for the holidays

To stand out from a “sea of twinkly lights,” the discount retailer is putting its unique gifts in surreal situations.

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Consumers are prioritizing thoughtful gifts over expensive ones

But Amex’s report finds Canadians are open to spending more for the right gift.

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Couche-Tard’s same store revenue drops in Canada

However, this belies strong overall Q2 numbers for the Quebec-based convenience giant.

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Rexall adds Instacart to its ecommerce mix

The new offering allows the company to trade on the strength of its brand in a growing retail space.

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There may be big holiday sales growth compared to pre-pandemic

However, Mastercard’s latest insights suggest electronics could struggle.

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IKEA provides more incentive for Green Friday

The retailer is using discounts and store credit to get more consideration for its pre-loved furniture marketplace.

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IGA makes a less-than-stellar meal the star of its holiday campaign

The grocer breaks from category norms by showing food doesn’t have to be tasty to be a beloved tradition.

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Two-thirds of Canadians are cutting back on gifts

Accenture’s holiday report finds a number of ways inflation is impacting spending habits.

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Pet Valu captures the ‘magic moments’ of the holidays

The retailer is showing how the unconditional relationships we have with our furry companions lead to lasting memories.

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Loblaw and Metro earnings stay strong amid inflation

Both companies cited strong performance in discount channels and private label.

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Toys’R’Us imagines a world without imaginary friends

The first ad in a new platform positions the retailer as a place that nurtures imaginative play in children.

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How consumers want to be marketed to this holiday season

Inflation, e-commerce and tone are all factoring into dashing through the sales.

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How Canadians spent their Thanksgiving dollars

Numerator data reveals big spikes in average promoted price across many categories.

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Inside Metro’s Ontario Locally Sourced program

The grocer is seeing a wider range of products and strong Royal Agricultural Winter Fair coupon redemptions.

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Couche-Tard, Fire & Flower expand retail relationship

The cannabis retailer will open four new co-located stores with the convenience operator throughout Ontario.