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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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Posted on September 18, 2023 by CBSF

Is “Location” The Secret to Retail Success?

Finding the right location positions your retail shop for growth and impact. We’ve all heard the saying: location, location, location. But is it true? While innovative marketing, stellar products, and a great experience are essential, where you set up your retail shop matters a lot. A great location can capture more attention, attract customers, and build long-term sustainability. You see, …

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How to Create Window Displays that Turn Heads and Drive Sales In the bustling world of retail, a captivating window display has mere moments to grasp a shopper’s attention. The Retail Council of Canada revealed in May that, despite two consecutive years of dwindling mall visits, 2022 witnessed a notable revival. Regardless of whether your store sits in a bustling …

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5 ways you can create a more immersive shopping experience. In the fiercely competitive world of retail, where capturing customers’ attention is paramount, a marketing trend has been simmering under the surface for years: Sensory Marketing. This approach harnesses the power of sensory stimuli to create immersive experiences that leave a lasting impression on consumers. Retailers are strategically utilizing scents, …

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Fast-casual and QSR chains are looking to smaller markets as part of their growth strategy. Recent movements in the Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) industry highlight an interesting shift in strategy. More businesses are eyeing smaller towns and markets for their expansion plans. As Nation’s Restaurant News and the Wall Street Journey recently reported, the growth strategy of Chipotle is a powerful …

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