The Problem With Getting Stuck in the Middle of a Growing Market

The closure of PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited stores stands out in an expanding industry

What Retailers Can Learn from Indigo’s Incredible Comeback

Photo: Todd Korol/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

Heather Reisman’s chain is a great example of current trends, focused on diversification and destination shopping

The Canadian Mall You Want Your Store In

Nordstrom’s retail store expansion inside the Yorkdale Mall in July 2015. The shop is one of many high end luxury retailers within the mall. Photo: Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star/Getty

Toronto’s Yorkdale topped a list of the country's most profitable shopping centres last year

An Innovative Way to Make Sales Outside of Store Hours

Florence, right, and Michel Pouzol pose by the first meat vending machine installed in Paris in March 2016. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP Photo/CP

Small French butcher shops are letting consumers buy their meaty wares via vending machines

Lessons from the Dragons: What’s a Brand Really Worth?


An aisle's-worth of great products on Dragons' Den Season 10 Episode 19 Shop the Den Special

How to Appeal to Moneyed Millennial Consumers

A selection of handbags at Saks Fifth Avenue's new store in downtown Toronto, in February 2016. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

Luxury retailers are courting wealthy young shoppers one social media post at a time

The Portable Approach to Pop-Up Retail

The “Spring. All. Together” truck. Photo: Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew is taking its in-store experience on tour with its "Spring. All. Together" truck

Where Will Credit Card Fees Go From Here?

merchant using credit card machine

One year after a major agreement on merchant charges, many independent retailers are still feeling the pinch

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Stores Fit Into the Future of Retail


Physical locations will soon need to be about storytelling, not selling

Why an Online-First Retailer is Going to the Mall

Photo: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star/Getty

Montreal-based menswear e-commerce company Frank & Oak is opening stores at shopping centres in Laval and Etobicoke

The Rise of the Second-Hand Economy

Emily Bitze, founder of Bunz Trading Zone, in her Toronto office in March 2016. Photo: Chris Young/CP

In search of savings, many Canadians are buying or bartering for used goods. What that means for growth

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