Retail

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?

Inside Shop.ca’s Failed E-Commerce Revolution

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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?

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

A New Entry Point Into the Chinese Market

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E-commerce giant Alibaba is launching a "pavillion" for Canadian companies on its business-to-consumer Tmall retail platform

When the Marketplace Model Actually Works

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Digitized flyer app Flipp has been downloaded over 13 million times. How Wehuns Tan and his team built a business connecting retailers and consumers

The High Cost of Canada’s Low Duty-Free Limit

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The threshold for importing goods into Canada duty-free is the lowest by far in the industrialized world—a burden that disproportionately hurts small businesses.

Canada’s Best Places for Business 2016: Top 25

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We scoured the country to find the cities with the best balance of moderate costs, growing markets and business-friendly governments

What Online Retailers Need Physical Stores For

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Some major Canadian e-commerce operators are moving into bricks-and-mortar to promote their brands and boost sales

Will Mobile Payments Finally Take Off This Year?

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More and more consumers are embracing the much-talked-about technology, according to a recent Catalyst Canada annual study

How to Boost Online Sales With the Help of Bricks-and-Mortar Stores

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Roger Hardy's Shoes.com is building a physical presence to support its digital retail operations