Retail

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Why grocers and restaurants are teaming up on prepared meals

Retailers are bringing more culinary chops to stores to enhance their meal offerings.

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Why is Indochino so optimistic?

From the C-Suite newsletter: The men’s retailer is gearing up for what it sees as an imminent comeback of the fashion sector.

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In Brief: COVID-19 adds to The Beer Store’s troubles

Plus, M5 will help True Hockey with growth goals as its new AOR and Mike Weir becomes the newest face of Golf Town.

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In Brief: Cannes Lions goes fully digital

Plus, Marketing Hall of Legends names 2021 inductees, Zeno Group hires new VPs and Calgary Co-Op picks a new agency.

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IKEA links a healthy planet to the homestead

The retailer continues to encourage little eco-friendly acts with a big collective impact as part of its planet-first ethos.

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Staples leans into ‘working-from-anywhere’

From the C-Suite newsletter: Anticipating a rush to remote work, the retailer reimagines its “working and learning” platform.

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Mark’s touts the simplicity of ecommerce

The retailer’s latest TV campaign is not just highlighting the casual ease of its products, but of how its customers can buy them.

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Canadian retail sales began 2021 on an uneven note

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows a wide variance between categories, as well as recovery trends from the end of last year.

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Sport Chek creates a checklist for inspiring everyday athletes

The retailer’s first wholly in-house campaign takes a refreshed approach to making an active lifestyle more accessible.

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Up to the Minute: IKEA makes a trip downtown

Plus, Citoyen names new leader in Quebec and BIMM picks up an assignment from Trillium Health.

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Canadian Tire tops list of most reputable companies

Shoppers Drug Mart ranked second on Leger’s annual ranking, while Amazon and Walmart took big hits.

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Canadian Tire ends the countdown to spring

The retailer leans into heightened anticipation Canadians have for getting outside by showing it has everything they might need.

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George Weston to sell Weston Foods

The company says it intends to focus on retail and real estate, and has made some executive changes at Loblaw.

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Loblaws shows how food lovers have adapted to the pandemic

The grocer’s latest “Food Lovers Unite” campaign uses the platform’s core insight to bring joy back to the tedium of lockdowns.

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Up to the Minute: Doug & Partners names new managing director

Plus, Le Chateau is up for sale and Weber fires up the grill with a new AOR.