Canada news

09 September 2013
Metro Canada has launched a new digital eco-system to advance its personalisation strategy. Investing for a more personalised relationship with its customers The launch of Metro’s new web and mobile platform, builds on the launch of personalised coupons last year and its ‘metro & moi’ rewards program in 2010. The retailer has spent the last 18 months in developing its new digital platforms ...
30 August 2013
Couche-Tard’s first quarter merchandise and service revenues increased by 16.4% year-on-year, driven by the acquisition of Statoil Fuel and Retail in Europe. Same-store merchandise and service revenues increased by 2.7% in the US, 1.9% in Europe and by 0.7% in Canada. Fresh foods initiative and new fuel brand driving growth in Europe Couche-Tard’s acquisition of Statoil Fuel and Retail has...
29 August 2013
Shoppers Drug Mart has opened an enhanced ‘beautyBoutique’ in Toronto as part of its goal to further differentiate its beauty offer. Leveraging consumer insights and future proofing The new 4,000 sq ft concept, located within one of its existing stores, showcases over 20 premium brands. The store features new fixtures, digital signage, enhanced fragrance and dermatology areas and a more luxu...
21 August 2013
Target’s second quarter sales increased by 4.0% to $17.1bn. This was driven by a 2.4% increase in the US , including a 1.2% increase in comparable store sales. The launch of its first stores in Canada contributed sales of $275m, which grew more slowly than expected. Emerging optimism balanced against near term challenges Although recent economic data, including encouraging job growth and ...
16 August 2013
Sobeys is to partner with leading chef and campaigner, Jamie Oliver, to “ educate, inspire and empower Canadians to eat better .” Expected to have an impact across marketing, new product development Starting later this year, Jamie Oliver will work with Sobeys to champion enhanced food knowledge, balanced nutrition, quality ingredients and cooking skills for Canadians. Over the coming month...
15 August 2013
Walmart's net sales increased by 2.4% in the second quarter, with sales in its US stores up 2.1% and up by 2.6% at Sam's Club. International sales were up 2.9%. Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart increased by 1.3%, behind the growth in net sales. In the US, comparable store sales, its key benchmark performance indicator, decreased by 0.3% excluding fuel. The results in brie...
14 August 2013
Marche Adonis, in which Metro Canada has a 55% stake, has opened its first downtown store in Montreal. City-based living proving to be a popular lifestyle choice This new store from Marche Adonis represents a significant departure for the retailer as all of its existing stores have been located in more suburban areas, close to key transit routes. The store sits at the base of a new apartmen...
14 August 2013
Metro Canada and Target have announced that they are partnering together to operate in-store pharmacies at Target’s stores in Quebec. Metro also announced that it re-organising its network in Ontario which will involve closing or converting 15 of its supermarkets. Drawing on McMahon’s operational and supply chain expertise The pharmacies will operate under the Brunet banner, which is oper...
07 August 2013
Target has announced an agreement to acquire the DermStore Beauty Group, a leading independent skin care e-commerce site in the US. Expanding Target’s beauty offer Target’s acquisition will help it to grow its share of the online beauty market, and further differentiate its proposition through leveraging the experience and capability that DermStore has built-up in this area. Recognised f...
01 August 2013
Target has developed a new concept baby department at 10 stores in Illinois as it seeks to grow its share of the market for baby clothing and accessories, reports Reuters. New look and feel and trained advisors While the new concept departments do not feature any additional or unique products, as compared to the core offer available across Target's stores, they do have a new look and feel ...