Canada’s Retail Sector and its Seismic Shifts

It all started with Eaton’s. When one of Canada’s oldest and most illustrious retailers filed for bankruptcy in 1999, and the 130-year-old granddaddy of the department store scene closed its catalogue for the last time, the country suffered the first taste of a loss it would come to know too well. The news last week […]

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Colour in Merchandising and Store Design

Including colour in a retail environment and your merchandising is about more than simply dressing up the drab neutrals that are the standard backdrops for such worlds. Indeed, colour is a powerful motivator for prompting the very activity that defines a store’s existence: shopping.   Turns out humans experience dramatic emotional responses to colours that […]

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