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    Target announces Starbucks as coffee retailer for Canadian stores (Starbucks Newsroom)

    Loblaws launching loyalty program to coincide with Target entry (Globe and Mail)

    Zellers reviews options for outlets ‘left behind’ (Globe and Mail)

    Canadian malls are the Target of expansion(Montreal Gazette)

    Sobeys and Target: a winning combination (Financial Post)

    Target’s rejected sites in high demand by rival retailers (Globe & Mail)

    Walmart, Canadian Tire in Target's crosshairs (Financial Post)

    What we can expect: Tony Fisher talks about Target Canada (Financial Post)

    Target’s Canadian foray hits cost hurdle (Globe & Mail)

    Announcement of which Zellers are to convert coming by end of May? CTV

    "Death of Canadian retail greatly exaggerated" Rona CEO (Financial Post

    Impact on Canadian Tire (Financial Post)

    Canadian Retail Industry Viewpoints (Profit Magazine)

     

     

     

     

     

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    In the retail & shopping centre domain our breadth of experience is among the best in Canada. We have worked on landmark projects around the world using Big Data. We integrate our results with your internal processes to allow for ongoing analytics by you and your team.

    • We offer unmatched recent exposure to industry best practices which we can bring to your organization.
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    Saturday
    Mar132010

    Retail Gross Margin Comparison

    Detailed snapshot of retail margins across retail categories, great for benchmarking with retail earnings reports.

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    Wednesday
    Feb032010

    Latest EU Retail Sales

    (Updated March 12, 2010)

    Europe retail sales for December 2009 show flat sales for the year. It is important to remember that weather in December was a factor keeping consumers at home.

    The table below ranks the countries based on December sales. Poland is doing surprisingly well. Sweden, Austria and France had a respectable 2009. The Baltic countries are down a significant amount.

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    Monday
    Jan112010

    Canadian Housing Prices Rise, Precursor to Retailer Sales Increases?

     

    Housing starts have long been a leading indicator of retailer sales increases as families furnish, upgrade and redecorate their new homes. In Canada, housing starts have begun to increase following a two year decline.

    Will retail sales follow? The short answer is yes.

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    Friday
    Jan082010

    A Data Explosion Remakes Retailing

    The NY Times recently published an article:

    A Data Explosion Remakes Retailing

    MOST people think of the grand challenges in computing as big science projects, like simulating nuclear explosions or protein folding. But with the holiday shopping season just ended, consider another: retail marketing.

    Retailing is emerging as a real-world incubator for testing how computer firepower and smart software can be applied to social science — in this case, how variables like household economics and human behavior affect shopping. 

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