Retail

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Check it Out: Marketing’s ‘Epic Wins and Epic Fails’

The CMA’s Brand Strategy Council has released new episodes in a series exploring the successes and failures in marketing.

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Tech in Action: Benefit Cosmetics’ ‘try-on’ brows

The beauty retailer joins other major brands in harnessing AR tech to improve shoppers’ online experiences.

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Adobe is bolstering its retail tech capabilities

Live in-store tracking and VR are among the tools it says will help improve the shopping experience.

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Bricks-and-mortar retail alive and well, study finds

Why the death of traditional retail stores might be “greatly exaggerated.”

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Nourish Food Marketing’s grocery retail trends for 2018

Retailers and food marketers can expect large-scale disruption in the space, as e-commerce food sales continue to rise.

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Instacart acquires Unata

The delivery service aims to create a “one-stop shop” to help grocers compete in an increasingly digital retail environment.

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Walmart partners with Penguin Pick-Up

Two co-branded locations expand the retailer’s reach into areas of Toronto where access to its grocery offering is limited.

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VH Sauce refreshes Chinese New Year strategy

Here’s how ConAgra is modernising efforts around the holiday with a new brand and retailer program.

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What will weed retail look like?

A look at what we know so far about how the sale of recreational cannabis will work from province to province.

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How car brands are driving into malls

Automotive retail is turning a corner as brands jump on the shop-in-a-mall trend.

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Retail sales continue positive momentum

Ongoing growth could be leading to a banner year for many categories.

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On trend in 2018

As marketers brace for new industry-shaping forces this year, we review trend reports to see what they can look forward to.

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Tech in Action: Boxed adds tech to buying in bulk

Using AR and a chatbot to make wholesale ordering more convenient.

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Burt’s Bees’ natural cosmetics fly into Canada

The health and beauty brand worked with retailers on custom displays to help new products stand out in a crowded category.

Retail

What’s shaping packaging in 2018?

From reducing waste to clean labeling, here’s what Mintel predicts for the year ahead.