Retail

When an Iconic Brand Reinvents an Already-Popular Product

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

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?

Meet the Entrepreneur Whose Clothing Brand Boosts Tween Self-Esteem

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Former Bay Streeter Linda Maslechko started Triple Flip to help girls find their size

Lessons in Retail Reinvention From Indigo’s Heather Reisman

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Many had their doubts when the founder of Indigo sought to move beyond book selling and create a retailer for the digital age. But the strategy is starting to pay off

Why the Mall May Be the Best Place for Your Pop-Up Shop

Canadian themed dolls in the Maplelea store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall in January 2017. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

Small retailers get exposure and sales by setting up temporary locations at large shopping centres

Inside Frank + Oak’s Ambitious Strategy of Constant Reinvention

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Meet the innovators building an omnichannel, omnisex, omnicountry brand that may just be the future of retail

How to Build a Bot That Helps Consumers Shop

Illustration: LeeAndra Cianci

Canadian chat platform Kik created a tool that allows H&M to interact with Gen Z shoppers, increasing sales and providing better customer data

Why the Walmart-Visa Deal Could Be Bad News for SMEs

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The CFIB says independents could pay the price for a recent accord between the two giant companies

Will Consumers Get Over the Ick Factor of Eating Insects?

One Hop Kitchen's Eli Cadesky shows off his company's insect protein based pasta sauces and protein material. Photo: Frank Gunn/CP

A number of entrepreneurs are hoping to turn bug protein into a pantry staple. How they're convincing people to give it a try, one bit at a time

4 Retail Trends to Watch For Next Year

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

Stores will need to adapt to the continued rise of e-commerce and the hollowing out of the mid-market in 2017

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