Mario Toneguzzi

How Canadian Retail Has Changed Over the Past 15 Years

A retail design expert discusses the profound changes that he's seen, as the industry looks to the future.

RONA Unveils New Store Prototype

The building centre retailer plans on rolling out the innovative new model in 15 of its stores by the end of 2018, with more to follow.

Innovative Grocery Chain Freson Bros. Discusses Growth Plans

The popular family-owned company has plans to grow to 20 stores by 2026 & perhaps even outside of the province.

Edmonton-Based ‘The Running Room’ Sees Ballooning E-commerce Growth

The unique Canadian running-focused retailer has lofty growth goals as it continues to see remarkable success with its online as well as physical retail operations.

Controversy: Some Retailers Unhappy as Brands Open their Own Online Stores

A recent trend of suppliers & manufacturers setting up their own online stores is not going over well with bricks and mortar retailers in Canada, who now have additional competition in the marketplace.

Town Shoes Repositions to Focus on Growth

The iconic multi-brand Canadian footwear retailer is revitalizing the banner in an effort to dominate the market -- including an eventual expansion into Quebec.

Canadians Shopping Less at Department Stores and Fashion Retailers: Study

A new study shows significant declines in some categories, which may explain the struggles of some Canadian retailers.

Visual Merchandising Expert Focuses on Smaller Retailers to Help them Get Ahead

The seasoned merchandiser, who has worked with some of the top retail brands in North America, is also training smaller retailer so they can do it for themselves.

Grocery Store Retail to Anchor Massive Mixed-Use Development

Such amenities are being added to attract residents, while also acting as a 'social centre' for the local community. 

Tokyo Smoke Announces National Expansion

Once legalized, “somebody is going to be the Starbucks of cannabis, "says its founder and CEO.

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