Retail

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Can private equity save embattled retailers?

From the C-Suite newsletter: Buyers have swept in to save MEC and Frank & Oak. What they do next will be critical to survival.

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Renaissance refreshes to be less thrift, more modern retailer

The Quebec non-profit refreshes the look of the typical Goodwill store with a focus on sustainability and job-creation.

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What led to Le Chateau closing its doors?

Once beloved by young, fashion-conscious Canadians, the retailer had struggled to make its 100-plus stores pay off.

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How Sport Chek is preparing for the winter

The retailer is striking a balance between driving traffic for in-demand products and not sparking stressful holiday crowds.

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Life after a bankruptcy

Nearly 30 retailers have filed for protection since the onset of COVID-19. What recovery strategies could help them survive?

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Dentsu launches platform to make sense of the ecommerce boom

VP Simren Deogun talks about how the new offering helps CMOs navigate digital disruption.

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Canadians to spend 30% less this holiday season

A PwC forecast shows a generational gap in spending plans and big declines in how much people are buying for themselves.

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Which categories have had the biggest ecomm boost?

MiQ captures data from ecomm, coupon and discounting platforms to see if increased online interest makes up for dips in-store.

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Rona shows the fun that comes with DIY know-how

The hardware retailer combines craftsmanship and kookiness to solidify its status with experts (and those who want to be one).

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View from the C-suite: What impact has the pandemic had on Indigo?

VP of marketing Alison Lawler-Dean explains how the retailer has accelerated its omnichannel efforts and holiday marketing plans.

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Interest in causes and discounts have spiked, but only if they’re relevant

An IMI report shows consumers are more driven by the environment and mental health.

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IKEA inspires little acts that have a big environmental impact

Climate change is intimidating, so the furniture retailer is showing how things from lightbulbs to food containers can be a huge help.

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No Frills levels up its flyer

The grocer is finding new ways to extend vendors’ presence and promos using entertainment like video games and music.

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Ecomm’s surge has bolstered holiday shopping early birds

Google Canada reveals the biggest trends for this year’s season at it launches free online listings for retailers.

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Sobeys launches its largest-ever private label campaign for Compliments

The company is pulling out all the stops to support a key pillar of its new transformation plan.