Consumer Trends

The New Boundaries of Food Retailing

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Grocers are changing to reflect the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. What FreshCo is doing to connect with South Asian shoppers

Where Consumers Would Like to Do Their Holiday Shopping


Bricks-and-mortar still rules, but shoppers want mobile options to supplement the retail experience

The Independent Retailer’s Tech Advantage

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Big chains are slow to implement innovation. How some small businesses are going high-tech to better connect with customers

How to Start Selling on the Subway

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Transit-takers are a huge captive market, but tapping into commuter commerce will require retailers to get mobile

How to Connect With the Consumer Next Door


At a time when shoppers can order just about anything online, some startups are using technology to help people buy local

This Holiday Season Could Be a Happy One for Canadian Retailers


Sales are set to grow, but capitalizing on consumer spending will mean adapting to changing trends

Where the World’s Biggest Luxury Consumers Choose to Shop

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Buyers of high-end products plan their travels based on deals, not destinations

How to Make Your Packaging Look Premium

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Consumers are drawn to lavish wrappers. A guide to giving your product that luxury look

Consumer Trends to Capitalize on This Holiday Shopping Season

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A new survey shows Canadian consumers like discounts, but not single-day mega-sales

Why Every Small Business Needs to Be Online

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A new study from CB Insights shows that web, social and mobile all significantly impact consumers' spending decisions