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Posted on November 17, 2022 by CBSF

[VIDEO] 2023 Retail Design-Build Trends

5 Current Canadian Retail Trends Happening Right Now As we wrap up yet another year of unprecedented uncertainty, every retailer in Canada is focused on 2023. While there’s no way to predict the future of retail, innovative retail trends are emerging. To help keep you current, we just released a raw, honest conversation with Bud Morris where he openly shares …

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An Insider Look at the Process Every Custom Retail Fixture and Display Must Go Through. At Canada’s Best Store Fixtures, we’re known for our custom work. After all, we’ve created a one-stop shop where retailers can come for everything from retail environment design, to fixture and display manufacturing, to installation and general contracting work. In past posts, we’ve shared insider …

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Why IKEA’s “tortuous” layout takes impulse shopping to the next level. With a store layout reminiscent of The Maze Runner. It’s cheap food, ball pits, bright spaces, and sly psychology to get shoppers to fill their carts, it’s easy to think of IKEA as nothing more than a Swedish meatball pusher or a great weekend hideaway…if you can avoid security. …

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Posted on October 18, 2022 by Bud Morris

Why A Store Reset Boosts Grocery Sales

A retail reset forces shoppers to hunt the store so they discover new products and make more impulse buys Grocery is notoriously competitive and has a much lower margin than other retail types. So every grocery store is always looking for ways to get a leg up on their competition. For most grocers, I’m told net profits average around 2%. …

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A hand-picked list of bold retail and space designs. What inspires you? As retail environment and fixture design builders, we’re always impressed by brands that make big, bold ideas a reality. It’s their commitment to design. Their attention to detail. And the investments they make in building amazing spaces. Frankly, it’s impressive. As we’re always on the hunt for inspirational ideas, …

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It’s Time to Remodel Your Retail Space For retailers of all sizes, opening brand new stores is an exciting sign of growth. Closing underperforming locations is always a challenge. But updating out-of-date stores? Well, it’s an inevitable part of the retail lifecycle – especially for long-standing, high-traffic, successful locations. In our recent post, we shared tips, tactics, and the benefits …

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Posted on July 14, 2022 by Michael Benarroch

Retail Theft: New Strategies to Manage Loss Prevention

6 WAYS RETAILERS ARE MANAGING PUSHOUT THEFT, SHOPLIFTING, AND STAFF SKIMMING. If the headlines are to be believed, our post-pandemic, inflationary, recessionary retail world is seeing rates of pushout theft, smash and grabs, shoplifting, and staff skimming soar. CTV News recently reported on a study suggesting that retail fraud has increased as much as 15% during the pandemic.   A Globe …

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WHAT STARTED AS A STORE BY STORE APPROACH HAS NOW BECOME A 20-STORE NATIONAL REFRESH For over 5 years we’ve helped Purolator with their store refreshes. Working closely with Purolator, our mutual partner Rodmell & Company, and Purolator’s in-house retail team we’ve had the chance to help shape each location’s environment, functionality, and shopping experience. Being a preferred vendor for …

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When embraced, frictionless retail has massive benefits for both shoppers and retailers. While frictionless shopping is nothing new, we couldn’t help but notice it was one of the leading topics covered at this year’s NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. And it’s easy to understand why. Emerging from a post-pandemic world where shoppers were conditioned to order through 1-click E-com and …

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