Retail

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Costco reports solid sales growth, but warns of rising costs

Canada, in particular, had strong sales, ecomm growth and membership renewal.

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Canadian Tire partners with AI research lab on omnichannel experiences

The retailer is working with the Vector Institute to find ways to differentiate and deepen the customer experience across its banners.

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PC Insiders Report turns up the variety for summer

Loblaw is also giving the magazine a bigger in-store presence and integrating plant-based products into its wider assortment.

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Half of cannabis purchases are made in-store

Data from Environics and Caddle goes deep into the different groups buying cannabis and what drives their purchases.

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Indigo picks Cossette as new AOR

The agency has been tasked with amplifying the retailer’s evolving mission and brand purpose.

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Tim Hortons goes with coffee for new Justin Bieber collab

“Biebs Brew” not only aims to replicate last year’s success, but ties back to the QSR’s “Back to Basics” strategy.

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Profit gains amid inflation: unsavoury price gouging or brilliant brand management?

While investors are happy with Loblaw, Empire and Metro’s recent earnings, customers and suppliers are paying the price. Literally.

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How the economic climate is shaping grocery shopping

A joint report from Caddle and IRI reveals Canadians are far less brand loyal and more likely to switch to get a deal.

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Metro, Giant Tiger and Dollarama join Instacart

The addition of more grocery and specialty retailers is the latest sign the ultra-fast delivery economy is still heating up.

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Harry Rosen collaborates with its wearers for new private label

Harold is being positioned around personalization and getting customers exactly what they need.

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Store merchandise sales are bouncing back in a big way

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis reveals that while apparel is on fire, convenience channels are slumping.

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Longo’s organizational update includes new marketing leaders

The changes kick off a 10-year growth plan to improve online and offline experiences.

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Despite market issues, Canadian retailers expect to exceed revenue targets

Deloitte’s latest poll finds that retailers plan to continue increasing digital investment.

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Canada’s store turns 100

As Canadian Tire has evolved from an auto store to a place where Canadians find everything, so too has its marketing.

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The Home Depot makes a big ‘to do’ over its new platform

The retailer is making projects seem less daunting, part of a strategy to build brand equity around product selection and DIY expertise.