Category Archives: Retail News

Marc Beerling of The Plans, focused on retail blueprints for today’s retailer

A great retail conversation with Marc Beerling this week. Marc is a retailer with 15 years experience in retail. In 2005, he started his own store after 3 years managing someone else’s, in a small Canadian city. Offering Mens and Ladies Contemporary as well as Lifestyle, Denim and Footwear, over the years he grew the […]

Immersive storytelling for your store, campaigns against fast purchase culture and more

For the benefit of your retail store, we’ve got a story about immersive story telling and how you can inject that into your store’s narrative. Great little story about a campaign built around being an antidote to the fast-purchase culture of black Friday, all in the effort of supporting the independents. A big pay jump […]

Five emerging retail trends for the coming year, customer experience in payments, the data you need and more

Get ready for the conversation around five key emerging retail trends to watch in 2022 and beyond. How is your omnichannel payment experience for your customers. We chatted about ensuring your payment processes are ready for all customers.  If you like data, we dive into some charts for Retail sales in Canada and Dan talks […]

The retail comeback, overcoming widespread inventory bottlenecks and the areas of focus in your retail store design.

Interesting chat around the story about the Canadian sale of 81 Toys R Us stores. What retail executives are saying about the widespread bottleneck in supply chains and what you and your store can do to overcome this issue. The story of Amazon planning their own boutique department stores and and interesting conversation about the […]

Retailers can’t ignore this topic any longer, cleaning time and the need for retail cyber insurance

A topic that retailers cannot ignore for much longer – Afterpay is helping Canadian retailers grow their e-commerce businesses and Dan shares his thoughts.  Cleaning time. How much time and energy is needed to invest in this area and what are the implications of not doing so?  Is cyber insurance needed for retailers? A great […]

Be the face of your business, unique showrooms and the best steps to find the right staff

Are you the face of your retail business? This week Dan discusses a story about the importance of being the face of your business and how that can lead to your business success. For your retail showroom, we talked about an interesting story about creating a unique showroom model for your store. Many are facing […]

Retail stats to build on, protecting your business from the next disaster and dealing with burnout

Do you like stats? We’ve got them on this episode…and so much more. This week we discussed a story about retail statistics and some numbers you should know.  Great story about six ways to protect your business from the next disaster and we talked about these points and how your retail store can be better […]

Less need for discount sales, feel good retail spending on the rise and lots on direct to consumer

There’s some great reasons why consumers are not seeing as many ‘sales’ these days. It’s not bad news at all and Dan dives into the topic to share his thoughts.  As things begin to really open up, we’re really seeing that ‘Feel good’ spending is on the rise.  A DTC conversation as Dan shares his […]