Retail

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Layoffs hit more sectors, marketing departments

Freshii, Reitmans and Lush are the latest companies to lay off staff in response to store closures and slipping sales.

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Influencers find a place in a socially distanced world

As events and product launches move online, brands are looking to social personalities to provide the audience.

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How attitudes changed over the course of a week

Bond Brand Loyalty tracked intent towards things like food delivery and brand preference as social distancing became the new normal.

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What is the economic impact of the pandemic lasting through summer?

Conference Board of Canada predicts a $20 billion drop in household spending.

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Non-essential businesses to close in Ontario, Quebec

Here are the businesses and stores that will and won’t be allowed to continue operation in the two provinces, beginning Wednesday.

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Grocers raise pay and boost safeguards for frontline employees

How the changes fit with priorities currently important to public perception.

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More retail categories alter operations

While many stores will close for at least two weeks, others are limiting hours in order to give Canadians access to goods they need.

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The impact of COVID-19 on our relationship with food

From Shopper Marketing Report: The long-term changes that could grow from short-term shifts in consumer behaviour.

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Dealing with disrupted insights

How can marketers keep up with changes in consumer behaviour when it changes on a daily basis due to COVID-19?

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Store closures put reputation management at the forefront of marketing

GWP’s Philippe Garneau says treating staff well is vital for long-term brand trust.

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Retailers face overcrowding and high demand

The Retail Council of Canada says that supply chains are healthy, but overcrowding presents some unavoidable issues.

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Flipp hires Rick Neuman to lead its tech development

Coming from Walmart, the digital flyer and coupon company’s first CTO will help evolve its products for the future consumer.

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What’s in store for click-and-collect?

From retailers like IKEA to restaurants like Freshii, how brands are making sure “BOPIS” options can meet customers where they are.

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The 2020 Shopper Innovation + Activation Awards shortlist

See the activations, campaigns and shopper marketing programs competing for the top prize.

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Hudson’s Bay hopes to rebound with a colourful campaign

The newly private retailer begins its plan to reconnect with Canadians by showing the importance of feeling life’s important moments.