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Efficient Planning and Product Expertise Allowed Shoppers Drug Mart to Move Quickly to Avoid Loss You‘ve seen it in the news and possibly even experienced it in your stores. Crime has affected drug and grocery retailers across the country. From teenage theft rings to masked thieves, organized retail crime is on the rise.  What is organizational retail crime and how …

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How Sephora Uses High-Tech Tools to Create Unforgettable Shopping Experiences In our previous post “Is TikTok Shop the Missing Piece in Your E-commerce Puzzle?” We examined the many reasons why brands should incorporate customer-friendly e-commerce solutions like the TikTok Shop into their marketing strategy.  That’s because the lines between in-store and digital shopping have blurred and successful retailers have begun …

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How TikTok Shop Transforms Engagement into Sales For brands searching for ways to capture younger demographics, it’s hard to deny the allure of TikTok. No longer just a social media platform for short-form mobile videos, TikTok has evolved into a search engine and product discovery platform with over one billion monthly active users worldwide. The TikTok Shop, which seamlessly integrates …

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Posted on April 5, 2024 by CBSF

Can Retailers Turn Inflation into Opportunity?

4 Innovative Strategies to Help Retailers Thrive in Uncertain Times While retailers may not be able to curb inflation, they can take advantage of the opportunities for growth.  In today’s challenging retail landscape, staying ahead of the game means seizing opportunities where others see challenges. Savvy retailers need to think outside the box to cater to changing consumer demands and …

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Posted on March 26, 2024 by CBSF

What Were Grocery Stores Like in the 1950’s?

A Look at the Early Days of Supermarkets and Their Impact on Consumer Behaviour and Retail Strategies. Whether you buy your groceries online and have them delivered or shop in person at your local grocery store, there’s a clear level of convenience we all take for granted. From the vast selection of brands for each product to the multitude of …

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Enhance your store’s layout and design with versatile shelving systems that last Finding or custom-building the perfect retail fixtures for your store is a delicate balance between affordability, durability, and maintaining or enhancing your brand’s atmosphere.  Considering that most retail fixtures last between 5 to 7 years, it’s important to make a choice that serves your store well over time. …

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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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