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Learn the Secrets Top Retailers Use to Maximize Profits With all of the focus on frictionless retail and popup shops, we have to ask: is there a place in the modern retail strategy for smart vending machines? The grandfather of the automated retail movement, the vending machine was the first ‘modern’ machine to appear in the early 1880s. Back then, …

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Transform Your Retail Space Quickly And Easily With Adaptable Retail Fixtures and Displays Did you know that 20+ years ago, you could get away with refreshing your space every 5-7 years? But now, creating environments that work for both today’s and tomorrow’s shoppers isn’t about having a crystal ball and hoping you can plan for the future; it’s about baking …

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5 Retail Trends and Predictions for 2024 With another year of unforeseen challenges happily behind us, Canadian retailers have shifted their focus to 2024. While the future of retail remains unpredictable, retailers are encouraged to embrace technology and focus on the basics. To offer you the latest insights, we’ve released an unfiltered discussion with Bud Morris. Known for his candid …

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Your Holiday Reading List As we approach the end of the year, let’s take a break from the struggles of 2023 and explore some of the more outrageous success stories and strategies we’ve read about over the years. These entrepreneurs and business leaders prove that just because the idea is crazy, it doesn’t mean it won’t work. BOTTLED AIR VitalityAir …

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Posted on December 7, 2023 by CBSF

What’s the Secret to Staying Afloat?

Canada’s Leading Retailers Weigh In We’ve seen the data, read the headlines and the news is not good.  How are retailers expected to face these challenges and come out ahead? Or at the very least, stay afloat? We asked senior executives at Canada’s leading retailers what we should be doing right now. Here’s what they said. #1: UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR …

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Posted on November 30, 2023 by CBSF

Ready to Take a Deep Dive Into the Retail Jungle?

How Retailers are Using Store Tours to Boost Their Business Growth. If you’re struggling to remain competitive in today’s retail environment, it may be time to step out of your comfort zone and think of more creative ways to create lasting experiences for your customers. Safari, anyone? A retail safari takes businesses or individuals on guided tours to explore the …

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Posted on November 16, 2023 by CBSF

Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Retail Pharmacy

How Canadian Pharmacies Can Survive and Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Era. Three of the largest drugstore chains in the US — CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens — are operating in crisis mode and plan to close nearly 1,500 stores by the end of 2024. A lack of differentiation, online pharmacy growth and a rise in retail theft are just a …

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Discover the Benefits of Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Retail Design. Are you considering ways to modernize your retail space? Reclaimed wood may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Recognized as a durable and versatile choice, wood’s use in interior spaces also has the potential to enhance mood, spark happiness, and diminish stress levels. That’s a silver lining for …

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Costco, the beloved warehouse retailer, has managed to escape the rampant theft that has plagued some of America’s retail giants like Target and Walmart. Costco has found a way to dodge the theft issue that’s causing headaches for big retailers like Target and Walmart. And you might be surprised at how simple their strategy is. A Simple Solution in a …

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20+ Years After Its Launch, There Is Still A Lot To Learn From Apple’s Retail Strategy. Few names in retail history shine as brightly as Apple. Steve Jobs, the iconic co-founder of the 7x most profitable Fortune 500 company, left an indelible mark with his innovative products and visionary retail approach. Learn from the best and unlock invaluable lessons from …

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