Retailer Musical Chairs – What Does It Mean For Suppliers?

Calvin McDonald’s move from Loblaw to Sears this week may be the start of the butterfly effect that sees a wholesale shakeup of the management of Canada’s biggest retailers. The pending changes will happen at all levels, especially with the entry of Target to the Canadian market; who we expect will bring a healthy contingent
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Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards – Credible or Not?

This week the winners of the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards were announced at a gala in Toronto. The list included some neat products for sure, but I have always had the feeling that these awards were not really reflecting the consumer’s choices in the marketplace. It all goes back to my time working
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Target Announces Purpose Built Flagship Store In Toronto

Retail developer Rio Can has announced that they will be building Target’s “flagship” store for their Canadian operations in Toronto’s West End. The first purpose-built Target (not converted from a Zellers store) will be built at St. Clair Ave. and Weston Rd. The area already features prominent retailers such as Canadian Tire, Future Shop, The
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