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Aldo CEO David Bensadoun on New Deals, Bad Landlords & How AI Is Saving the Firm Millions

His vision for the global firm is laser-focused on omnichannel innovation and corporate responsibility — phrases heard more often in Silicon Valley than on Fifth Avenue in New York.

“The most effective CEOs bring together insight, focus, decisiveness and optimism to inspire the people around them and make things happen,” said Neal Newman, president of Two Ten Footwear Foundation. “Add in a dose of honesty, integrity, a kind heart and a sharp mind — that’s David Bensadoun.”

Frank And Oak raises $20 million to invest in personalized shopping features

Montreal-based Frank And Oak has raised $20 million as it looks to grow its business both in-store and online.

Aimia and Home Hardware Announce Partnership Renewal

Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM), a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company, and Home Hardware, Canada's largest independent home improvement retailer, announced that Home Hardware has renewed its strategic partnership with Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. The extended partnership will enable the retailer to continue building rewarding relationships with Aeroplan's five million active members, who will continue to earn Aeroplan Miles for their purchases at close to 1,100 Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre, and Home Furniture stores across Canada.

IKEA Canada named as one of the Best Employers in Canada by Forbes Magazine

IKEA Canada is proud to announce it has been selected as one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine for the third year in a row. In 2018, IKEA Canada increased its placement to #70 overall (up from #115 in 2017), and ranked within the Top Five in the Retail & Wholesale industry.

Why B.C.’s Distribution and Retail Plan Should Worry Cannabis Investors

How the distribution and retail plans of B.C. and other Canadian Provinces are likely to affect large cannabis producers such as Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) over the long-term.