Shopper Marketing

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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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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.

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What’s shaping packaging in 2018?

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

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Balzac’s gets into events with visual refresh

The roaster’s newest cafe will double as an event space to diversify its business beyond just “great coffee.”

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Swiss Chalet tests millennial-friendly concept store and menu

How a renovated Barrie location fits into the restaurant’s plan to attract diners outside its typical 55-plus customer base.

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Where do consumers like shopping most?

Leger finds a few surprising retailers have a higher-ranked in-store experience than their bigger, more established competition.

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Parasol diapers arrive in Canada

The brand will use style to appeal to millennial parents, but faces stiff competition in a saturated market.

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Rexall celebrates #12DaysofHacks

A social influencer campaign saw Toronto DIYers make holiday crafts using the store’s private label products.

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TracyLocke unveils new omni-channel practices

The services are meant to help brands harmonize in-store and digital offerings and deliver more personalized experiences.

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British Columbia opts for hybrid cannabis retail model

Both private and public storefronts will be permitted to sell legalized cannabis.

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Nominate the next Retail Innovator of the Year

Today is the entry deadline for retailers that have seen success after transforming their customer experience.