Retail

The Latest Retail Category Facing Digital Disruption

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

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

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

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

When the Marketplace Model Actually Works

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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

The New Market for Gender-Neutral Clothing

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Specialty brands are responding to demand for gender-fluid fashion—and finding the larger market wants it too

Why You Shouldn’t Ask Customers to Rate You

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The number of stars a product gets have very little to do with the quality of what's being reviewed, according to a new study

The Right Look for Pot Retail

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As marijuana becomes big business, weed-seekers are looking for a classier way to score. Why branding is the key to winning this new market

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