Category Archives: Retail News

Marketing to various mom segments, the right focus to build your team and customer loyalty

Some really interesting topics on this week’s podcast. We discussed the shopping habits of mothers across three distinct generational segments: TikTok Moms, Facebook Moms, and Mixtape Moms. Great little story about that. How about Amazon Eh?! A story about Hudsons Bay entering the digital selling game with an eye to dominate Canada. When it comes […]

Making your store the go to, relaunching a dormant brand, e-commerce trends, a comeback expansion

Is your store the go to?! Our first story this week talked about how businesses, to become the go to for their customers, must serve their customers needs better than anyone else in the market. We found this one really interesting, a young entrepreneur who re-launched a dormant boutique store that she had worked at […]

Ideas for your store to be digitally found as well as innovation and transparency towards retail success

How digitally ‘found’ is your store. Our first story discussed this week included making sure that your retail store is Hyperpublished among other activities you need to focus on. We enjoyed a story about a young entrepreneur and how she has started and discussed how there are so many ways to start in retail now. […]

Landlords stepping up, retail start ups, expected growth of e-commerce and the benefits of partnership marketing.

Right off the top, we dove into a story about endangered, humdrum and potentially deadly retail real estate and what they need to do to work with retailers going forward. Lots of Canadians are starting new businesses and it’s really interesting to see that retail was leading the way in a few provinces. A story […]

Positive 'looking ahead' headlines, the other side of the pandemic, taking the big chance and more

Some positive ‘looking ahead’ stories for independent retailers this week. A story about a former landscaper-turned-entrepreneur believes that once the pandemic subsides, a resurgence for retail is in the works and he wants to participate in that growth. What awaits retail on the other side of the pandemic? We had a great discussion about that. […]

Inspiring your community, building a cult following and 4 shopping personas when it comes to pick ups.

A great honour for a great retailer! Dan chats about ‘The Duke of Danforth!’ The story really makes you think. When it comes to your store and your community, what are you the Duke or Duchess of? The next story we talked about was a missed opportunity for many businesses that could be competing with […]

Key themes looking ahead, managing your store's returns, deliveries and more

Some great stuff on this week’s podcast. We chat about 5 key themes for 2021 retail. A story about trends that will converge to change retail even faster this year (can it change really happen faster than it did last year?). A story about returns. Do you want to slow down your returns? Fix apparel […]

Focus on your cash flow, innovation and getting the expertise to succeed for 2021

A full podcast of great stories to help you and your retail business. This week we chatted about something near and dear to Dan…Cash Flow! There was a story about 12 Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow and Dan discussed a number of the more important items. Edmonton-based footwear brand Poppy Barley’s innovation continues within […]

Finding that bold passion for retail, managing your traffic and your sales team's commissions

Thanks for joining us! This week we discuss a bunch of retail headlines including a story about a Vinyl Record store that opened 40 years ago…and all of the reasons they should not have succeeded….40 years ago. A story about ‘Go or No Go’ – a Physical distancing traffic management – what is it and […]

What are the retail growth drivers for 2021? A new supply system and finding opportunity in disruption

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