Business development

How to find a killer retail location

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If you’re a retailer expanding into a market or expanding your footprint, location is a key consideration—perhaps even the most important one.   There’s an adage in real estate that it’s all about location, location,…

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5 Tactics to Compete With Amazon

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No one can deny Amazon’s meteoric rise. The company has reported $52.9 billion in revenue in the second quarter of the year and posted its largest profit in history ($2.5 billion in Q2). However, that doesn’t mean…

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Is Yorkdale Shopping Centre the Future of Malls?

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A lot has gone wrong for the classic shopping mall in Canada over the past five years. Beleaguered retailers laid-off employees, filed for creditor protection or, in Target’s case, took off for good.   But…

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How to help your clients become better consumers

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Green in their heart, dull in their actions … a new generation of half-green consumers with great ambition but little money is growing fast.   Consumers are largely in favour of ethical and responsible commercial…

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Why are billionaire hippies right three times over?

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What do Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s, John Mackey of Whole Foods and Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia have in common? They all built commercial empires that made them billionaires. But it’s bigger than that:…

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How to understand your non-shoppers and get them through the door

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Non-shoppers represent the targeted clientele that currently does not visit your store. Understanding them is of the utmost importance, because these potential consumers have a lot to teach you about the reasons behind their absence.…

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