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Makeup Monopoly: A Look at Ulta Beauty's Canadian Competitors

Makeup Monopoly: A Look at Ulta Beauty's Canadian Competitors

As the US beauty superstore prepares to enter the Canadian market, where will Ulta find room in a market that is dominated by a handful of retailers?

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Lightspeed Retail Announces Expansion of its Inventory Management Software Platform

Lightspeed Retail Announces Expansion of its Inventory Management Software Platform

The powerful cloud-based omnichannel POS provider, targeting independent retailers and restaurants, has expanded its inventory management software capabilities to help retailers manage product stock while giving more control over their daily operations.

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BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Montreal Flagship

BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Montreal Flagship

Other News: La Maison Simons Opens 1st standalone home store, Richard Mille carves out Vancouver boutique doorway, Nordstrom Innovates, Louis Vuitton exits Montreal’s Ogilvy temporarily for first time in 30 years. 

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Retailers Embrace Kiosks Amid Retail Real Estate Shift

Retailers Embrace Kiosks Amid Retail Real Estate Shift

The right-sized spaces are in more demand than ever as companies seek flexibility for retail offerings.

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Eagle Eye CEO Co-Authors Groundbreaking Book on Omnichannel Retail

Eagle Eye CEO Co-Authors Groundbreaking Book on Omnichannel Retail

Tim Mason and Miya Knights explain how online shopping presents an opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers, and is not a threat, given potential for meaningful customer connections.

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Pop-Up Zero Waste Grocery Concept Secures 1st Permanent Retail Space

Pop-Up Zero Waste Grocery Concept Secures 1st Permanent Retail Space

Toronto-based package-free ‘bare market’, which has hosted about 65 pop-up markets over the past year, is opening a permanent storefront as consumers embrace the trend. The founder explains why. 

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Independent Retailers in Canada Hit with High Job Vacancies and Higher Property Taxes

Independent Retailers in Canada Hit with High Job Vacancies and Higher Property Taxes

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says many retailers are struggling as market dynamics shift.

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