Retail

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Canadian Tire gets ready for the holidays

The retailer refreshed its approach this year, focusing on the magic of Christmas and being prepared for the season.

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BMR picks Lg2 as agency of record

The hardware retailer gives its marketing assignment to the agency as it continues with an expansion and transformation plan.

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Nominations are open for Retail Innovator of the Year

Retailers who have put consumer data and innovative strategies to good use have until Dec. 21 to enter their submissions.

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Sandra Sanderson joins Sobeys

The former Walmart Canada CMO takes over marketing as the grocer continues its transformation plan.

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Canadian retailers still playing ‘catch-up’

New research from KPMG highlights a need to adapt to widespread digital and demographic changes.

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Longo’s new format serves a changing suburban shopper

Sustainability shapes the design of a grocery store dedicated to time-starved consumers.

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Targeting the next gen of Toys ‘R’ Us kids

The toy retailer reminds Canadians it’s still open for business with its first marketing push since its U.S. parent company went under.

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International Franchising Inc. acquires Sweet Jesus

The acquisition adds a millennial-friendly chain to the company’s portfolio, which includes Yogen Fruz and Pinkberry.

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IGA taps into holiday cooking occasions

An animated spot and a cookbook are part of a campaign that aims to spark a love for cooking among kids and families.

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Sleep Country to acquire Endy

The mattress retailer buys one of its direct-to-consumer competitors to bolster its online offering.

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Regi aims to be a personal assistant for product ownership

Former Grey and KBS CCO Patrick Scissons explains how his new venture is seizing an opportunity from a major pain point.

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Majority of holiday shoppers plan to spend sensibly

Research reveals holiday spending continues to fall and fewer people are saving up for their expenses throughout the year.

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How Indochino prepares for Black Friday

The men’s retailer’s cross-functional planning committee helped turn the sales event into one of the biggest days in the company’s history.

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How do online shopping habits vary by region?

Research by Environics Analytics identifies which products are most often bought online across different parts of the country.

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IKEA’s holiday campaign taps the magic of old furniture

The retailer continues to makes sustainability a core part of its brand promise by showing the joy it can bring.