Retail

How to Master Acquisitions

PROFIT 500 Growth Tips: Shoes.com's Roger Hardy shares his top criteria when purchasing another business

4 Holiday Shopping Trends to Watch

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Retailers gearing up for this year's winter selling season will need to keep an eye on these items, categories and consumer preferences

Why Food is the New Retail Must-Have

The food court at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP

Shopping centres and malls are focusing on culinary offerings and ambience to bring in customers looking for experiences they can't get online

Can a Street Have Too Many Restaurants?

Arthurs restaurant on Notre-Dame street in Montreal's St.-Henri district

Concerned that eateries are crowding out other storefronts, a Montreal neighbourhood is restricting where they can open. Why anti-gentrification sentiment is on the rise

What It’s Like to Take Over the Family Business

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Consumers often think Chapman’s Ice Cream is a large multinational, but it's actually an independent Markdale, Ont. firm owned by a clan of the same name

What You Can Learn About Modern Business From Loblaw

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The grocery giant illustrates that every company is becoming a software company. How it developed a knack for predicting—and shaping—Canadians’ retail habits

Why Brands Are Making Giving Back Part of the Bottom Line

Dolls from the company Cuddle+Kind. The company donates 10 meals for every hand-knit doll sold. Photo: Cuddle+Kind/CP

Consumers are increasingly favouring businesses that share their values, so these Canadian retailers are engaging in ethical commerce

Lessons From the Dragons: Thinking Small Can Pay Off Big

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Two businesses using independents to their advantage and an unlikely bidding war on Dragons' Den Season 11 Episode 3

What Stops Consumers From Buying Local

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Canadians say they value neighbourhood independents, but tend to spend their money at large retailers according to a recent study

What Consumers Want From a Mobile Shopping Experience

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Retailers need to step up their smartphone commerce game, a new study suggests

3 Questions to Help You Disrupt Your Industry

PROFIT Business Cast

Nicole Tapscott explains how Casper upended the business of selling mattresses, and what other companies can learn from its example

Readers Choice

A funny franchisor, some outlandish asks and a charming couple with a cute product line in Dragons’ Den Season 11 Episode 8

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