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Canadian Tire expanding in-store pickup program to support growing e-commerce efforts

In the News   |   February 14, 2020

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Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. will roll out lockers for online order pick-ups at hundreds of its stores in the coming year, as the company works to convince online shoppers to visit its stores. The retailer... read more

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Industry groups warn rail protests are hurting supply chain

In the News   |   February 13, 2020

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Canada’s retailers and manufacturers are braced for shutdowns and dwindling supplies as demonstrators blocked ports and rail lines, bringing much of the country’s rail-freight network to a halt. Industry groups said on Wednesday that the... read more

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How tech can widen the scope of a business

Lesson Plans   |   February 13, 2020

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This article explores how technology can help a local enterprise engage a wider community.... read more

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The positive side of disruption

Lesson Plans   |   February 10, 2020

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The theme of the decade is disruption. This article is another example of disruption and one way it is positively affecting Canadian content in the entertainment industry.... read more

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Starbucks to phase out black plastic in Canada as part of global push to reduce waste

In the News   |   January 22, 2020

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Starbucks is promising to cut its carbon emissions and waste in half by 2030, a goal that would require major changes from the global coffee chain that sells the majority of its products in disposable... read more

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How a brand can stand out among its competitors

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2020

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This article looks at retail from a different perspective.... read more

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Strategies for adapting to a changing market

Lesson Plans   |   January 13, 2020

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This article describes the changing retail landscape and one innovative solution that some companies are adopting.... read more

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Tangled Roots: Iconic Canadian retailer struggles with global expansion, operational woes at home

In the News   |   January 6, 2020

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Long before it was called “athleisure” and before Lululemon was selling $75 stretchy pants, Roots made it fashionable to pay a pretty penny for sweatpants. But behind the brand’s cozy image of nostalgic Canadiana, a... read more

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Old club, new tech: Financier Michael Wekerle tries a different spin on music at Toronto’s El Mocambo

In the News   |   January 1, 2020

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Under the neon glow of Toronto’s most famous palm tree, Michael Wekerle has spent the past few years quietly intertwining two very different investments. The colourful financier and trader, who once helped the company behind... read more

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Toy Story Canada: Completed Hasbro purchase of eOne opens door for local creators to make movies and TV shows from global properties

In the News   |   December 30, 2019

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Canadian writers and directors, say hello to your new toymaker overlords. On Monday morning, the Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy and game colossus Hasbro Inc. announced it had closed its US$3.8-billion purchase of Entertainment One Ltd., Canada’s... read more

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It’s important to control our own destiny: Why brands are choosing retail over wholesale

In the News   |   December 26, 2019

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Leave the mall, and enter “the crevasse.” The walls are decorated to look like a craggy rock face. The howls of a frigid wind surround you. On the ground, screens glow with an image of... read more

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Tim Hortons, Ikea to open smaller stores to serve downtown clientele

In the News   |   December 16, 2019

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Tim Hortons is slimming down. At its newest café in Toronto, seating is restricted to a long communal table against one wall, and the decor is an attempt at a more modern look. The location... read more

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Solutions to a changing retail landscape

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2019

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This article examines the changing retail landscape and how one company is responding.... read more

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How to find creative solutions for complex problems

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2019

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This article illustrates how entrepreneurs need creativity in solving complex problems.... read more

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Huawei’s pocketbook pitch: Chinese giant touts Canadian job creation in push for 5G access

In the News   |   November 27, 2019

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Chinese high-tech giant Huawei says it has funnelled $50-million into Canadian university research over the past decade and added nearly $700-million to Canada’s economic output in 2018 alone, figures it is releasing as it tries... read more

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