Spotted By Field Agent At Walmart

One of the prime spots for secondary display at Walmart is the Comp Rail just inside the main doors of the store. This is a busy spot with lots of traffic as shoppers enter the store and grab cart and it is often home to the seasonal categories which also create a lot of activity.
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Unique Starbucks Locations Around The World

We’ve all seen and frequented local Starbucks locations close to where we live.  We’re also accustomed to being able to find a Starbucks usually within arms reach of where we travel.  Most Starbucks locations have the usual same look and feel but there are also some locations around the world that stray from the chain’s
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Walmart Builds A Sustainable Business In Canada & Around The Globe

As Walmart’s sustainability product expo 2014 is just around the corner, it is a good time to look at the various sustainability efforts the company has undertaken globally and in Canada. Walmart has achieved many sustainability milestones worldwide. In its last sustainability report it revealed that it surpassed $1 billion in giving and it is
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

How Consumers Use Their Phones To Shop

Smartphones have taken the world by storm as many Canadians can be seen walking around with smartphones in hand everywhere you look.  It is hard to imagine a world without them now that we have become so reliant on them. Canadians use their smartphones in various ways.  Making phone calls, texting, accessing the Internet and
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Spotted By Field Agent: Girl Scouts Branded Grocery Items

It seems like nobody is drinking coffee flavored coffee anymore. Coffee enhancers including coffee whiteners are a big business and can flavor your coffee like French Vanilla to your favorite Baileys drink. At Stater Bros. in California we found two SKUs of Nestle Coffee Mate that are flavored like Girl Scouts Cookies. This is a
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Fro-Yo Challenges Ice Cream Makers To Innovate

In case you hadn’t noticed, frozen yogurt shops have been popping up all over.  Gone are the days of the sole Canadian frozen yogurt chain, Yogen-Fruz, made available at malls throughout the country. Now, many other frozen yogurt companies have been emerging as the sector takes on a whole new popularity like it had seen
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

Spotted By Field Agent At Superstore

Field agents spotted Superstore in the middle of installing dollar bins in one of its stores. The bins are located in the back corner of the store, in the toy department. The bins contain various dollar items that are appropriate for birthdays or other occasions. The look is quite similar to Target’s dollar bins, except
Read more

Read More

0 Comments

In Memoriam: Safeway Club Card

We have learned that as part of the merger of Sobeys and Safeway that an institution of Western Canadian retail will be eliminated on April 4th, 2014. The Safeway Club Card will no longer be accepted at Safeway locations nor will shoppers need to recite their phone number for the cashier in order to get
Read more

Read More

0 Comments