Amazon – A Threat to Canadian CPG Retailers?

Several weeks ago our newsletter carried a story about how Canadian Heritage has finally allowed Amazon to build its own warehouse / fulfillment centre in Canada. Due to what some would argue are protectionist strategies to support Canadian booksellers – Amazon orders are currently managed and fulfilled by a Canada Post warehouse. Up until this
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Measuring the Value of Retailer Brands

Brands used to be the domain of the big CPG companies. Today, if you were to ask consumers about their favorite or most trusted brands, the answers will inevitably include brands such as Wal-mart, The Home Depot and Best Buy. Each year, Interbrand – an international branding consultancy evaluates the value of the largest retail
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Have You Been In A Sears Store Lately? – Exactly.

I read an interesting story this week on Sears Canada’s efforts to launch an “endless aisle” e-commerce site to boost its business results at its slow-dying retail stores. As much as the Sears Canada team seems upbeat about the project’s prospects (existing catalog expertise and US experience) here are just a few of the reasons
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