A good week to look at retail.

Leger held its 2019 WOW Customer Experience Retail Monitor awards here in Toronto last Thursday morning, and we were there to learn the winners' names - and more about the ever-evolving Canadian retail landscape. Retailers from many categories (such as grocery, pharmacy, convenience and dollar) were rated on markers including service, selection, price, store, and customization … Continue reading A good week to look at retail.

Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

Were you at last week's Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show? We were. We've mentioned before how trade shows are an important part of any market entry strategy - they offer participants a chance to network and trade knowledge with others in the sector, and discover new products and services that can help their businesses grow. … Continue reading Scenes from the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show.

What motivates Canadian shoppers?

Are you trying to reach Canadian shoppers? A little insight into their purchasing habits can really help retailers with their sales and marketing plans. Strategy Online recently posted insights into how Canadian consumers think. These include: Although 71 per cent of Canadians say they enjoy shopping, many (47 per cent) want it done quickly and … Continue reading What motivates Canadian shoppers?

Summer send-off safety tips.

Labour Day weekend is upon us! It feels like yesterday we were welcoming the sunshine and planning weekend get-aways. And now, the kids are heading back to school. Many people will be spending the coming days enjoying what's left of summer. While our regular posts focus on market and trade information, we thought we'd use … Continue reading Summer send-off safety tips.

The evolution of back-to-school shopping.

Here we are in the latter half of August, when backpacks, binders, pens and pencils increasingly find their way to store checkout lines. Canadian kids go back to school in just a few weeks, and an Ebates survey conducted in early June reveals some interesting insights, including: The average spend-per-child for 2019 is $168, up … Continue reading The evolution of back-to-school shopping.