RCC New Product Competition Updated

The country’s best new retail products will be judged according to slightly different standards this year thanks to amended criteria implemented by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). The RCC made a series of changes to its Grand Prix New Product Awards according to the recommendations of a newly created special advisory group. This group, […]

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Seasonal Selling: Don’t Jump the Gun

It may still only be early October, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it later in the year if you took a trip to the mall. As is the infuriating case every autumn, some stores are so anxious to clamber onto the holiday bandwagon and start to reap its retail riches, that they’re prepared to […]

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Take a Picture of This

The most successful merchandisers understand that their work is best approached in the same spirit as the photographer does his. In other words, it’s all about the framing. Thinking about your displays as pictures means featuring a central focus to which the eye is directed, for sure. But it also means remembering the mid- and […]

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