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Posted on November 14, 2017 by Bud Morris

Inaugural “Reimagined” Target Store Unveiled

Its lack of success in this country notwithstanding, Target USA is continuing its full-speed trajectory toward an unprecedented future that stares e-commerce right in the headlights. The next generation of this company’s appearance on the American retail landscape launched last week with the opening of a grand and exceptional store in Richmond, TX, thirty-five miles from Houston. This 124,000-square-foot original …

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Posted on November 2, 2017 by Bud Morris

Walmart Canada Unveils Scan & Go

First, there was the self-bagging innovation. Then there were the self-serve checkouts (and their attendant hovering sales associates, ready to help with inevitable technical mishaps). Now with Walmart’s introduction of Scan & Go technology, shopping enters a freshly interactive age. Last week, Walmart Canada picked 22 stores from across the country as inaugural hosts for a new electronic payment-processing system …

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Posted on September 25, 2017 by Bud Morris

RealREIT Conference Tackles Industry Challenges

The intelligentsia of the retail real estate crowd congregated in Toronto last Thursday to talk property management and disruptors. The fourteenth annual RealREIT conference dove headfirst into its retail focus, and the spate of grim prognoses the media’s been assigning the scene of late. OneREIT CEO Richard Michaeloff was succinct in his efforts to put the hysteria in perspective. “Retail,” …

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Posted on September 11, 2017 by Bud Morris

New Accolade Honours Pros Who Make Spaces Beautifully Liveable

There’s nothing like a prize to make all the effort worth while. By keeping their eyes on the thing, professionals challenge themselves to achieve performance levels beyond those they might hit on a non-competitive landscape. It’s why Antalis, a noted European distributor of papers, packaging and visual communication products, has partnered with Wallpaper* magazine to launch the Antalis Interior Design …

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With marijuana legalization slow-burning on the horizon, Canadian entrepreneurs are racing to lay hands on whatever part of the retail pie they can. Retail design is part of this looming revised reality. Pot stores, legit though they might be, are hitting the scene at a significant disadvantage. After all, their head-shop predecessors have established a sketchy reputation for purveyors of …

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Posted on April 28, 2017 by Bud Morris

How to Launch a Pot Shop

That recreational marijuana is poised for legalization in this country (starting July 1, 2018) has been all the buzz for the past long while in Canada, as the government scrambles to clarify the particulars. Lots of folks are keen to capitalize on this flaming development, and the uncharted possibilities beckon with tremendous promise. The only question is: how and where? …

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Posted on February 27, 2017 by Carm McCormick

Canadian E-Commerce Comes into Its Own

The e-commerce scene—long percolating in this country but never boiling—has burst into life in recent months. So confirms eMarketer, in a new forecast that predicts that digital purchases could account for 10 percent of all retail sales in Canada in the next four years. Just-tallied numbers indicate that e-commerce purchases (excluding travel and event tickets) in this country accounted for …

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