Craig interviews Éric Blais, President of Headspace Marketing, about how Bill 96 will impact retailers with rules around signage on stores and other businesses. They also discuss language laws generally and how consumers are greeted in stores — and what the penalties might be for businesses in Quebec not complying.
Iozzo provides an overview of what he’s been doing with some unique brands and activations, noting that consumers are seeking physical experiences and that landlords can capitalize on these opportunities.
CEO Drew Green talks about the concept of mini showrooms within the retailer's stores, how many exist today, plans for the future, if more are coming, whether Indochino will look at other retailers to introduce the concept, recent developments for Indochino, the introduction of a women's line and the impact of the pandemic on the business.
This week Craig and Lee discuss challenges for retail in downtown Edmonton and its retreat over the past couple of decades, as well as the situation and projections for downtowns in cities across Canada. Craig is also an advisor at the University of Alberta Centre for Cities and Communities.
Behl talks about what the award meant to her and the company, the history of Joydrop and what it does, the impact of the pandemic, lessons learned through the pandemic and future plans for the company.
Suzanne Sears talks about how retailers can find and retain staff, what created this situation, how bad it is, can wages fix it, is it just a wage issue, can retail be a career choice for young people, is it going to get better or worse and the recent news of layoffs at Shopify.
Two sisters founded the retailer shortly before the pandemic and struggle at times to keep product in stock due to its popularity. An expansion is at play that includes elements of sustainability along with a push for wholesale.
Retail Council of Canada’s Retail Marketing Conference, hosted in person this year on September 8, 2022, at the Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto, is a full day conference for retail marketers to share how they are overcoming today’s challenges, actively connecting with consumers, and responsibly growing their brands and businesses.
This week Craig and Lee talk about how luxury retail nodes in Canada are shifting with the construction of Oakridge Centre in Vancouver and Royalmount in Montreal. The discussion topics includes past luxury retail nodes in Canada and why things are shifting to suburban malls from traditional downtowns.