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Canada retailers can withstand US invasion
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Canadian retailers can hold their own against an aggressive U.S. retail drive north of the border, the top executive of leading home improvement chain Rona Inc. recently told business leaders in Toronto. "Despite the Costcos, the IKEAs, the Zaras and the Staples, retail has remained largely a national, even regional affair," Rona Chief Executive Robert Dutton said. More



Working with Walmart: What suppliers really think
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If the eyes are the window to the soul, then Walmart's suppliers are the window to its future thanks to the truly unique relationship the retailer enjoys with its trading partners. Walmart brought new meaning to the concept of collaboration when it pursued a strategy of data transparency decades ago that enabled fact-based decision making. More

How retailers create the perfect shopping world
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Malls: Whether sparkling-new or grubby and worn, they are carefully designed shopping environments that aim to maximize the amount of money consumers leave behind. In this book excerpt, here's what one writer learned when she went to work at one. More



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Dish Network wants to keep 500 Blockbuster stores, close 1,000
Dallas Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dish Network Corp. plans to take on the leases for at least 500 Blockbuster Inc. stores after it buys the troubled video chain, according to bankruptcy court filings. That means that roughly 1,000 remaining Blockbuster locations likely will close their doors after the acquisition, on top of the thousands of other stores shuttered in recent years. More

Walgreens to install electric car charging stations
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Walgreens will begin installing 30 more stations for recharging electric vehicles, the drugstore retailer said, while showing off a station at its newest Oak Park, Ill., store. The new Walgreens features a Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, which can add up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge, the Deerfield, Ill.-based company said. Some 280 such stations are planned at various types of locations throughout the Chicago area. More



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Vitamin Shoppe marks milestone - Opens 500th store
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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products, announced that it has reached an important milestone with the opening of its 500th store. More

Macy's making sustainable strides
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Macy's Inc. announced that it is taking new steps to become a more sustainable company. Beginning this fall, it will use environmentally-friendly matte black hangers for most apparel merchandise sold in its stores, replacing clear hangers that have been the industry standard for several decades. More



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Half of US consumers shop with mobile devices
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Mobile shopping has become a part of the daily routine for American consumers, who use their mobile devices for everything from comparing the prices of televisions to ordering a morning latte and reading restaurant reviews. This trend is quickly and decisively changing the traditional shopping process and issuing an ultimatum to companies: deliver valuable mobile experiences or risk losing customers. More

Camera ready
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"Shop as if no one is watching" seems like a simple enough command. But place a recruited consumer in a simulated grocery environment and bias almost always comes into play. That’s one reason why brand marketers are trading time in labs fashioned after specific chains, for real-life observations in actual stores. More



It's coming. Are you ready?

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Office Depot to shutter stores in Canada
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Office Depot will be closing its nine remaining stores in Canada on June 11. However, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based office supply retailer (NYSE: ODP) said it will continue to serve its customers through its Canadian website. More

Wal-Mart hopes smaller stores will mean big gains
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Wal-Mart has announced plans to build as many as 40 mid-sized grocery stores and "express" marts this year. The world's largest retailer hopes that the strategy will help it compete with burgeoning dollar-store chains and drugstores 7mdash; and move into smaller shopping districts. And that has some smaller merchants worried. More
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