Strategy’s Nice List 2018
Could you be Captain Obvious?
MEC charts a path outside
Dare taps into something special
In the News
View from the C-Suite: MEC moves forward post-acquisition
CEO Eric Claus discusses how the outdoor retailer is launching new initiatives that build on the strengths of the former cooperative.
Can private equity save embattled retailers?
From the C-Suite newsletter: Buyers have swept in to save MEC and Frank & Oak. What they do next will be critical to survival.
MEC to be bought out after filing for creditor protection
The outdoor retailer will transition away from its co-op model after already-existing financial struggles were exacerbated by the pandemic.
Brands struggling to stand out should focus on emotion
Forrester suggests a better understanding of how brands make customers feel could help stagnant experiences.
Corner Office Shifts: MEC appoints new CMO
Plus, Montreal jeweller Birks Group eliminates top marketing role, and TextNow looks south for chief growth officer.
Can advertisers fare without Facebook?
A boycott of the company could prompt change, and industry insiders believe it might convince other media platforms to amp up their attribution game.
Canada’s most-trusted brands, pre- and post-COVID-19
This year, the Gustavson School of Business conducted two surveys to help trace changes in consumer trust.
Corner Office Shifts: Hudson’s Bay, Lululemon, Roots and more
A round-up of senior-level executive changes you may have missed.
Are brands ready for a gender-fluid future?
As gender continues to evolve, strategy looks at who is evolving with it, from targeting to advertising to retail experiences.
Meet the 2019 Brands of the Year
From StrategyDaily: Dig into features on what makes Loblaw, MEC, Ecobee, Ritual, OVO and Frank And Oak each a BOY.
2019 Brand of the Year: MEC climbs to new heights
The retailer is modernizing by celebrating diversity, expanding its offerings and upping its experiential game.
Retail as a community hub
The strategy behind investments Staples, MEC and Indigo have made to create more experiential stores.
How MEC is building on its experiential history
CMO Anne Donohoe talks about the retailer's past, and future, as a place to chill, run, climb and shop.
MEC goes experiential with adventure travel arm
The outdoor gear co-op is testing branded travel experiences to create deeper connections with its members.
All the lonely people
Editor Jennifer Horn examines how brands are making efforts to bring people together.