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Cadillac Fairview unveils new national shopping app

Live by CF will help consumers navigate pre- and post-pandemic concerns, while giving retailers insight into their shopping habits.

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Simplex’s rebranding aims to make tool rental easy

The equipment chain overhauls its brand and retail experience to compete with new entrants and prepare for expansion.

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Hudson’s Bay hosts at-home games on Canada Day

The retailer pivots its Olympic activations by getting athletes to wear its Team Canada collection during summer activities.

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Real Canadian Superstore gets real with dads

The Loblaw banner built off its “Shop Like a Mother” brand platform to show how dads were “kicking up” Father’s Day at home.

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Golf Town tees up a new normal

Even though courses are reopening, the sports retailer is finding new ways to inspire players to come in for what is typically a hands-on shopping experience.

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Ending raises for workers catches the ire of consumers

As Loblaw, Metro and Sobeys end their pay increases, how long will backlash against brands that said we are “all in this together” last?

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Dollarama takes hit from pandemic restrictions

Despite staying open as an essential business, public health measures still pulled the discount retailer’s same store sales down.

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Which retailers have kept their experience engaging?

A Leger survey looks to Quebec for early signs of how consumers are responding to socially distanced shopping.

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How the ‘new normal’ will impact different markets

Euromonitor’s latest report looks at how consumer landscapes and buying behaviour is going to be impacted across categories.

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Sail ends Sportium brand after bankruptcy filing

The outdoor retailer is closing all four of its sports banner’s locations as it repositions to emerge from the challenges of the pandemic.

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Canada Goose to refocus marketing investment

Despite a need to cut costs, the outerwear brand says strong ecommerce and DTC channels puts it in a good place for recovery.

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Virtual Roundtable: Fashion retail wakes from hibernation

From the C-Suite newsletter: Leaders at Hudson’s Bay, Indochino, CF and GroupM discuss reopening strategies.

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Reitmans to close Thyme Maternity and Addition Elle

The company plans to permanently shutter 131 stores as it looks to optimize its retail footprint following creditor protection.

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The new retail environment

Consumers have built increasingly complex shopping experiences for themselves, from what they buy to how they buy it.

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The Shoe Company and DSW try on a new retail approach

To draw customers back to a highly tactile environment, the retailers have revamped stores and embraced new digital habits.