Retail

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Sobeys aims to Feed the Dream again

The grocer launches a Winter iteration of its platform, celebrating the support systems that make Olympic ambitions come true.

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Metro flips holiday meals to better reflect its customers

The grocer provides holiday meal inspiration in the form of cultural twists sourced from the communities it operates in.

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Most-read of 2021: Brands

The restructurings, executive appointments and new agency assignments that got the industry’s attention this year.

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Decathlon helps everyone find their inner athlete

The French retail giant is using its holiday campaign to overcome limited local brand awareness as it pushes westward.

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Was live shopping a flash in the pan?

According to Caddle insights, interest in attending shoppable livestreams is low, but there’s opportunity among certain groups.

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The Garden wins TG Appliance Group

The company, which operates 14 Tasco and Goemans stores, wants to create more differentiation in appliance retail.

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IKEA assembles a care-free holiday meal

A tablecloth stealthily shows how to properly set the table and simplify coming together again, a key message of a broader holiday campaign.

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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.