The Latest Retail Category Facing Digital Disruption

Online furniture startups are trying to appeal to customers with lower prices and greater selection

The Food Truck Movement Gathers Speed

Emmanuel Guardado, who owns the QueChivo Salvadoran food truck, with his vehicle at a Calgary park. Photo: Jeff McIntosh/CP

Mobile eatery owners are carving out space for themselves in Canada's food landscape. Why they're finding favour, and where they can go from here

This Canadian Company Used Pokémon Go to Catch Job Candidates

Abell Pest Control's Pokémon Go-themed recruitment effort

Abell Pest Control set off 100 'lures' in an effort to get the attention of potential employees

What the Internet of Things Could Do for Retail

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Consumers already have some preconceptions about the fledgling technology, but businesses are finding novel applications

What Could Keep These Seasonal Businesses Going Year-Round

Sam Arif at the La Diperie ice cream store in Toronto, which he co-owns. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

To survive winter and hold onto customers, soft-serve ice cream stores are working to connect with their local communities

A Historic Calgary Retailer Rides Into the Sunset

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Riley & McCormick, one of Alberta’s oldest western wear businesses, is closing its doors

The Huge Opportunity of Low-Carbon Cleantech

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Carbon-pricing schemes are an emerging standard, and “decarbonizing” the Canadian economy will be worth billions for sustainability innovators

Can a Value-Focused Retailer Grow Without Losing Loyal Customers?

A newly-renovated Giant Tiger store in Ottawa. Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP

Discount chain Giant Tiger is expanding its footprint and revamping its image

Why It Pays to Build Your Own Brand Land

The interior of one of the first Niketown locations. Photo: James Leynse/Corbis/Getty

Smart brands are setting up shop—literally—to showcase their products and sensibilities to curious consumers

When the Marketplace Model Actually Works


Digitized flyer app Flipp has been downloaded over 13 million times. How Wehuns Tan and his team built a business connecting retailers and consumers

A Creative Way to Catch the Eyes of Consumers

A bartender walks past a bank of beer tap handles at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, where there are at least 60 beers on tap. Photo: Carrie Antlfinger/AP/CP

As craft breweries abound, beer brands are focusing on making their tap handles stand out from those of the competition

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