Real Estate and development

Cannabis Retail Market Trends

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Although cannabis for recreational use has been legal for three months, dispensaries across the main provinces will have to wait until April 1, 2019, to set up shop. In the meantime, private independent cannabis companies…

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Why successful retailers are opening in front of their main competitors?

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You’ve probably noticed many stores tend to cluster in one specific spot, with similar product and service offerings. While it might seem more logical for similar businesses to be far away from one another, two…

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Honey I Shrunk the Store!

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It is no secret that the North American retail landscape has faced some challenges in recent years. Consumption patterns have changed due to increasing inventory costs, the emergence of e-commerce giants such as Amazon, stagnant…

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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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Experiential retail is revolutionizing the industry… and has been for decades

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People don’t just shop anymore. They want to live an experience. It isn’t just a buzzword: commercial streets and shopping centres are increasingly shifting towards experiential retail. There’s an ongoing joke that there are more…

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Shopping centres: using the Net Promoter Score to retain clientele

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On average, an industry’s Net Promoter leader outgrows its competitors by a factor greater than two times. The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a measurement of client satisfaction and has become a reference point for…

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