Retail

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How Organic Garage is succeeding as a one-stop, all-natural grocer

The indie banner is standing out with product categories that its competitors are missing.

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View from the C-Suite: The Body Shop finds accountability in activism

Refills, reformulations and diversity are helping the retailer live up to its reputation.

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Penningtons gives customers the freedom to do what they want

The retailer tweaks its view on body positivity to be about more than size.

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Taxi declines to participate in Canadian Tire RFP

After 16 years of working together, the retailer and the shop are forging new separate paths.

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Home Hardware names new head of marketing

Laura Baker will assume the role later this month, tasked with elevating its loyalty, CRM and promotional work.

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Empire’s earnings drop in Q1, but growth is on the horizon

The parent of Sobeys, Farm Boy and FreshCo says it plans to expand its click-and-collect offering in up to 85 additional stores.

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Ecommerce is stabilizing but still showing an upward trend

The latest study from BrandSpark also dives into which categories customers are willing to pay a premium to shop.

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Denim Society puts itself out there

The Montreal brand’s new pop-up in the Carrefour Laval shopping mall meshes its online and in-store offerings.

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Cobs Bread bakes up a new loyalty program

The bakery retailer is going digital while carving out a niche between grocery and independents.

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Cadillac Fairview’s innovation division launches three pilots

Ravel by CF has new initiatives to bring more ecommerce deliveries and returns into its shopping centres.

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RW&Co expands its roster of empowering personalities

Olympians, actors and activists help broaden the scope of the retailer’s community-building efforts.

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In Brief: Toys ‘R’ Us has a new owner

Plus, Zulu promotes two creative directors and Faulhaber grows both its talent and client roster.

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Best Buy broadens the definition of ‘teacher’ for back-to-school

To show the role its tech plays in enriching peoples’ lives, the retailer shows how everyone from parents to online content creators help people learn.

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HBC lets customers decide what makes something stylish

The retailer has enlisted five influential Canadians to help demonstrate how customers can make The Bay their own.

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How shopper marketing has been shaped by the pandemic this year

Mosaic’s Jason Dubroy updates us on the importance of packaging, store layouts and even QR codes.