Why Black Friday Sales Rarely Pay Off

The American shopping tradition has a poor track record of profitability for Canadian retailers. Better to save the deals for Boxing Day

A Standout Entrepreneur Finally Stands Down

Pete Luckett

Maritimer Pete Luckett just sold his eponymous grocery empire to Sobeys. How he built it and what he'll do next

Where Consumers Would Like to Do Their Holiday Shopping


Bricks-and-mortar still rules, but shoppers want mobile options to supplement the retail experience

Why Canada Goose is Expanding Domestic Manufacturing Capacity

Dani Reiss opens Canada Goose’s new factory in Winnipeg. Photo: Canada Goose

The parka-maker plans to meet growing global demand with the help of a new factory in Winnipeg

The Independent Retailer’s Tech Advantage

SmallBiz Small Talk

Big chains are slow to implement innovation. How some small businesses are going high-tech to better connect with customers

How to Start Selling on the Subway

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Transit-takers are a huge captive market, but tapping into commuter commerce will require retailers to get mobile

Lessons from the Dragons: Scalability and Stickiness Sell


Two fresh new takes on tough lines of business in Dragons' Den Season 10 Episode 4

This Holiday Season Could Be a Happy One for Canadian Retailers


Sales are set to grow, but capitalizing on consumer spending will mean adapting to changing trends

What MEC Did to Become Canada’s Best Brand


The transformation from niche retailer to a national hub for outdoor lifestyles was a tricky exercise. Here’s why it worked

Where the World’s Biggest Luxury Consumers Choose to Shop

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Buyers of high-end products plan their travels based on deals, not destinations

Consumer Trends to Capitalize on This Holiday Shopping Season

Shopping cart close up shot,  looking for solution or answers.

A new survey shows Canadian consumers like discounts, but not single-day mega-sales

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