Tested: Loblaws Click & Collect – Richmond Hill, ON.

It was just a matter of time before it started in Canada and now grocery store click & collect has arrived. Loblaw just opened its very first click & collect grocery store location in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill at 301 High Tech Road. At this location, customers can order their groceries online and
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Market Visit Report: Ulta Beauty

While Ulta may not be a retailer with whom Canadians are very familiar, we have heard some great things about their approach to the beauty business and wanted to take a peek at one of their US stores. Recently, the company announced its five-year strategic plan that includes opening 100 stores annually. With this sort
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Spotted By Field Agent At Dominion

The CPG shopper marketers have been very busy with lots of great Halloween focused signage, displays and limited edition products this year! We really liked this promotion on-shelf at Dominion in Newfoundland for Pepsi. The theme is “Throw a Wicked Party” and shoppers can take a free “bottle costume” which turns Pepsi into “Witches Brew”.
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Canadian Food Services Year In Review

Field Agent Canada keeps close tabs on developments in the Canadian food services industry. We have reviewed the latest annual reports for the major publicly-held food service operators in Canada and the Canadian Food Services Year In Review provides the key highlights that give you all the info you need to know about each food
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Spotted By Field Agent At Superstore

  Superstore is featuring this appealing Halloween signage in its Halloween aisle.  The large signs sit directly over top of the Halloween candy and costumes.  The signs are quite large and visually appealing with Halloween pumpkins and cats. The wide aisle is merchandised effectively with clean displays and many different Halloween products including treats, costumes
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Are Flyers Going To Be Left On The Doorstep As Digital Takes Over?

While our industry has been using flyers for decades, the traditional bag of newsprint on the doorstep has plenty of detractors. From consumers who don’t want “junk mail” to retailers and suppliers that are starting to see paper flyers as an expensive tactical tool with a diminishing rate of return –the paper flyer may be
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Spotted By Field Agent At Walmart

Halloween is in full effect at retailers across Canada (already) and we spotted Quaker’s Halloween themed mini Chocolate Chip granola bars. Maybe next Halloween we will see goblin themed Ham & Cheese sandwiches in-stores (yes, we know you are thinking about it Maple Leaf)? It just seems that kids will not be too excited at
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