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Visual Merchandising: Luxury or Essential?

Ani Nersessian says that the presentation of merchandise in stores can have a profound impact on the bottom line for retailers.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 16th, 2022

Sobeys parent company says cyber attack cost company millions, Shell snapping up gas stations from Empire, Instacart adds over 20 Canadian retailers, Reitmans reports decent Q3, shaming shoplifters working in Victoria, and other news.

How Sensations Draw Consumers into Stores, Retail Areas and Malls [Op-Ed]

An expert discusses how humans are drawn to experiences and how the physical environment can have a profound impact on consumer behaviours.

PayPlan by RBC Makes Buy Now, Pay Later Convenient and Flexible for Retailers and Consumers Alike

First of ‘Big Five’ Canadian banks to meet retailer and consumer demand for direct retail credit solution

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 15th, 2022

Mall owners look to future with digital, Shopify no longer opening massive Toronto headquarters at The Well, Canadians embracing 'pre-loved' for holiday gifts, Eaton's catalogue was the 'first Amazon', and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 13th, 2022

Staples partners with UPS, Northwest Company dominates the North, grocery code of conduct progress, Lisa Gozlan expands to Palm Beach, and other news.

How to Store Shampoo Bars

Using a Shampoo Bar Jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon and switched to shampoo bars instead of liquid ones in a one-time-use plastic bottle? Congratulations, you have taken a major step...

The Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt

Debt can have negative connotations among some people, and it’s not difficult to understand why. However, there are variations of debt that, if managed, can be beneficial. If you...

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 12th, 2022

Roots sees downturn in sales, lululemon drops on inventory issues, Peace by Chocolate expanding in Nova Scotia, Quebec retail salaries up by up to 40% since 2016, gift card scams prevalent, and other news.

The Importance of 3D Rendered Images in Retail

Modern 3D rendering is important the entire way down the retail pipeline. From the rendered andanimated images you see on adverts, to the very start of the process when...

Are Retailers Prepared for the Return to Bricks and Mortar This Holiday Season?

By Shash Anand, SVP of Product Strategy, SOTI The holiday season is once again upon us and brick-and-mortar stores will need to be ready to address consumer expectations of a...

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 9th, 2022

Simons could be the 'next great department store', Lululemon sees downbeat 1st quarter, Leon's Furniture brings new mattress brand to Canada, Paramount Fine Foods legal battles, new retail centre near Edmonton to open in Fort Saskatchewan, and other news.

Podcast [Interview] Shopping Centre Redevelopments in Canada

In a special edition podcast, Craig interviews Rafael Lazer, CEO of Almadev. The discussion includes Almadev's transformation of the Galleria Mall in Toronto into a complete community with housing, as well as a general discussion of why mall owners are intensifying sites amid a housing crisis in Canada.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 8th, 2022

Dollarama sees another strong quarter amid consumer challenges, former police officer warns of gift card scams at retailers, consumers forgiving of small businesses charging cc fees but not the big players, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 7th, 2022

Loblaw claims to have saved Canadians half a billion in bogus price hikes, most Canadians would stop using credit cards at businesses adding surcharge, DoorDash Canada charging some restaurants almost 30%, and other news.

How To Build A Digital Asset Management System

Businesses are tasked to produce and manage thousands of digital media every year, from advertising posters and videos to presentations and documents. As technology evolves, the use of rich...

The Metaverse Offers Challenges and Possibilities for the Future of the Retail Industry [Op-Ed]

An expert discusses challenges and opportunities for retailers in a virtual world that is still in its infancy.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 6th, 2022

Food prices expected to rise 5-7% in 2023, grocery store execs push back on profiteering claims, Amazon ships fake product and refuses return, Vancouver Pen Shop relocates amid downtown squalor, London Drugs a point of confusion for some, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 5th, 2022

Bentley Leathers eyes post-pandemic comeback, Loblaw Giving Tuesday sees blowback, food delivery robots hit sidewalks but mass adoption tough, La Maison Simons ends controversial end-of-life ad campaign, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 2nd, 2022

Canadians hold back on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Canada Post fuel surcharge hits businesses, empty shelves in Yellowknife from Loblaw dispute in Calgary, retailers closing in Toronto's Roncesvalles because of rent hikes, and other news.

Podcast [Interview] RBC Launches Buy Now Pay Later Platform ‘PayPlan by RBC’

Craig interviews two special guests: Neill Ashe, Senior Director, Payments & Commerce at RBC, who talks about PayPlan by RBC and how it functions. Craig then speaks with Troy Skinner, Parts Asset Manager at Martin Motor Sports, about how the retailer is seeing success with PayPlan.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For December 1st, 2022

Christmas tree shortage, developers turn to pop-up retail to create street life, driverless trucks in Toronto, 20% of small businesses face closure, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For November 30th, 2022

Suncor to keep Petro Canada retail locations after review, Couche-Tard sees good numbers, Little Debbie snacks no longer in Canada, and other news.

Software As a Way To Reduce Food Waste Through Automation

Author: Yaroslava Bondarenko, Business Analyst at Computools. Why Food Waste is a Problem Food waste is an economic and systemic problem. According to the Food Waste Index, about 931 million tons...

A 3-Step Guide To Shipping Beer Safely

Shipping beer isn't among the most straightforward tasks. It requires knowledge and experience. With a minor mistake, you'll end up with empty cans and bottles after massive spillage, or...

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