Category Archives: Retail News

Retail growth in wardrobe refresh, a strategy giving retailers the edge and what makes a great loyalty program.

Are you ready for a wardrobe refresh? Your customers sure are! Canadians are buying more jeans again and we discuss the positive impacts of this story on independent retailers. Also, we’ve got a topic that we’ve chatted lots about in the past but for this episode, we have a new take from the Harvard Business […]

The reality of supply shortages, fresh inventory makes for a retail favourite and the view for retail 2021 being better than you think.

Dan dove in for the reality view of a story about supply shortages and some thoughts on what retailers can do to address. You’ll love hearing about this story on a clothing store that gets people travelling hundreds of miles to their physical store. Why? Because it is their favourite! A story about Canadian retail […]

Start adapting and thriving, discovering the secrets of art and science of algorithms and feelings in retail

A solid list of 5 ways retailers can currently thrive. The keys not only to survival, but to adapting and thriving. Some art combined with some science. Dan shares his thoughts on Algorithms vs. humans: Who’s better at predicting fashion trends. A really enjoyable story with some different viewpoints were discussed on how small operators […]

Empowering retail collaborations, city investments in the retail core and the continued focus to shop small.

An empowering retail collaboration story this week about ‘Babes Supporting Babes’. Dan shares his thoughts on this positive movement aimed at boosting small business. Cities are starting to step up and invest in their business communities. We discussed a story about the City of Calgary making a significant investment in their downtown core. While Calgary […]

Retail customer batching, addressing old business models and the importance of owning the last mile

How do you go about finding your retail community? Interesting story and discussion about new pop up and rental opportunities. They say that dating before you get married is always a good idea and we discuss that…as it relates to retail. There were some interesting points brought up in a story about retailers needing to […]

Get your team better prepared for Omnichannel sales, summer store extensions and the challenge to reduce returns

How is your store doing as it relates to staffing preparedness and customer’s satisfaction in an omnichannel world? Dan shares some thoughts on this new and very important topic. While many food and beverage operators are taking advantage of them, are summer patio retail extensions something retailers should be doing to? A good discussion on […]

Important steps for your retail start up, partnerships and collaborations in the journey to earning retail profit.

Our first story talks about things that every retail entrepreneur should know before launching a business. In reality, it is a great list for any retail entrepreneur, no matter where you are at in your business journey. Great stories about partnership and collaboration. We chatted about a partnership between a department store and a boutique […]

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. […]