Retail

What Today’s Small Businesses Can Do to Beat Giant Competitors

"Craft brands" are winning market share from the big guys by focusing on what makes them unique

A Soaring Stock Market Debut for Canada Goose

Canada Goose IPO day at the New York Stock Exchange, in March 2017. Photo: Mark Lennihan/CP

The multi-year PROFIT 500 winner had a successful first day as a publicly-traded company

Why Sunrise Records Thinks It Can Succeed Where HMV Failed

A closing HMV music store in Kingston, Ont., in January 2017. Photo: Lars Hagberg/CP

Vinyl is having a moment, and Ontario-based Sunrise Records is basking in it. But is the market big enough to sustain 70 new retail locations?

Meet the Entrepreneur Helping Shoppers Pick Better Beauty Products

Lily Tse of Think Dirty. Photo: Erik Putz

Lily Tse created Think Dirty, an app that alerts consumers to potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetics

Lessons in Getting Back to Growth From Lululemon’s Laurent Potdevin

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Having returned the once-troubled fitness apparel brand to health, the CEO is now focused on doubling revenues in the next five years

When an Iconic Brand Reinvents an Already-Popular Product

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Tilley Endurables, maker of celebrated sunshades, swapped seasons to produce it's first-ever toque

Inside Ron White Shoes’ Strategy to Break Into the U.S. Market

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The entrepreneur spent years building his upscale footwear brand in Canada through sheer force of personality. Can he do it again south of the border?

Why You Should Be Selling to the Mexican Middle Class

Tourists and pedestrian enjoying the tourist district 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen, a popular tourist destination along the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Exporters can find huge opportunities in this growing group, which is now larger than Canada's population. Bonus: The maple leaf brand plays well in this market

The Two Kinds of Millennial Consumers

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The idea of "millennials" as a monolith was always tenuous. It's getting even more so as those on the demographic's leading edge flirt with middle age

How Should Retailers Respond to the Trump Boycott Campaign?

A worker cleans the windows of the Ivanka Trump Collection in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. More shoppers, even those in Canada, are joining a campaign to push back against Trump's divisive rhetoric and policies with their wallets, taking aim at a growing hit list of companies that support the first family's business ventures. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/CP

Some consumers are avoiding stores that carry products associated with the family's businesses

Inside Shop.ca’s Failed E-Commerce Revolution

Illustration: Jasu Hu

Once one of Canada's hottest tech startups, the marketplace went bankrupt after a series of strategic missteps and clashing visions. Can it rise again?

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