Online Sales: Another Pressure Bricks-And-Mortar Store Sales

In the recent past the trends was for retail stores to get bigger and bigger and these big-box stores seemed to pop up all over the retail landscape.  The rapid spread of Walmart Supercentres in Canada is one example of how Canada’s retail market, especially in Grocery retailing has become over-saturated with retail space. However,
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Spotted By Field Agent At Superstore

Sunday marked the start of Ramadan, is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in Canada. The first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the last third of Ramadan, making this an especially holy period. We spotted this signage in the Frozen meat section at Superstore which provided
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Spotted By Field Agent At Calgary Co-op

Bottled water is everywhere and it is controversial in a country that has so much fresh, clean water flowing directly from our taps and water fountains. From extraction quotas to recycling of plastic bottles, water is a hot topic. We spotted this unique product at Calgary Co-op called “Boxed Water is Better”. This supplier is
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Business Planning: Chasing Ever-Elusive Growth

Growth. Businesses must drive growth in order to pay shareholders and to invest in future growth initiatives. While the majority of companies have a “growth strategy”, achieving the desired level of growth still remains elusive for many. At this time of year, when so many of us are looking to build growth plans for 2015,
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Decreasing Focus On Dad This Father’s Day?

Dad is not what he used to be! Over the last few years, reports have come out revealing that men are increasingly doing more regular household spending on things such as groceries.  In the past, this task was mainly done by wives and mothers but roles have shifted as more women have remained in the
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Spotted By Field Agent At Superstore

Co-branding products seem to be all the range in CPG these days, usually driven by huge suppliers like P&G and Kraft that are looking for synergies across their brand portfolio. We spotted this display and were interested to see the Snuggle / Air Wick co-brand. Back when Snuggle was a Unilever brand this type of
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How Retailers & CPG Suppliers Can Profit From The Active Wear Trend

Everywhere I look I see women wearing fashionable yoga style clothing as they run about their many daily activities.  Yoga style clothing has become very popular in the last few years and grocery and mass merchandiser stores have jumped on the bandwagon of this popular retail trend. Loblaw is one example of a store that
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Spotted By Field Agent At Mac’s Convenience

With the last Canadian team sadly out of the NHL playoffs, we can now turn our attention outside the rink and the beautiful weather. We will also be turning our eyes to the beautiful game, with FIFA World Cup starting on June 12th and laying right through to July 13th. We have been surprised at
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