Retail

Does Canada Really Need Another Fast-Fashion Retail Chain?

Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo is set to make its debut in the country's cutthroat retail sector

PROFIT 500 2016: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Retail Companies

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Meet the 24 industry firms that made our annual list of rapidly-expanding businesses

The Latest Retail Category Facing Digital Disruption

A Toronto pop-up installation from the mattress company Casper, which is encouraging the public to use these "nap rooms" equipped with their mattresses. Photo: Chris Young/CP

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

What’s Next For Canada Goose

Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss at the company's new, larger Toronto factory in 2014. Photo: Frank Gunn/CP

Dani Reiss on building an authentic brand, the importance of bricks-and-mortar, and the risks and rewards of expanding beyond the iconic winter parka

Why Retailers Should Focus on Back-to-School Shopping Season

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It's ‘economy insensitive’ and set to grow, say experts. How brands and businesses can take advantage

The Food Truck Movement Gathers Speed

Emmanuel Guardado, who owns the QueChivo Salvadoran food truck, with his vehicle at a Calgary park. Photo: Jeff McIntosh/CP

Mobile eatery owners are carving out space for themselves in Canada's food landscape. Why they're finding favour, and where they can go from here

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

The interior of one of the first Niketown locations. Photo: James Leynse/Corbis/Getty

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

Readers Choice

Management guru and bestselling author Tom Peters explains what separates stellar businesses from those that struggle

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