Retail

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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.

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Addition Elle and Penningtons employees fight stereotypes together

The Reitmans-owned banners build on their communities by showing that the people behind the clothes know what they deal with.

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Sungiven Foods rises in the west

How will the Chinese grocery banner fit into the ethnic grocery segment following its launch in Vancouver?

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Lush makes a stand for refugee rights

The beauty brand pushes Canada to rescind the Safe Third Country Agreement as its bans ICE agents from its U.S. stores.

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Canadian retail sales growth lowest since recession

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows every sector contributed to a “funk” that isn’t set to let up soon.