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Consumer Outlook 2024: Understanding the Consumer Landscape

Market Intel by Mike Ljubicic The state of global consumers in 2024 can be described as unsettled. We’ve grown accustomed to...

5 Trends Shaping the Global Retail Landscape

Retail Insights by Stewart Samuel As the pace of change in the grocery industry continues to accelerate, we highlight the...

Navigating the Discount Aisle

Food for Thought by Sylvain Charlebois In an era where the cost of living continues to rise, a recent survey...

Evaluating New Products Part 5: Selling the Invisible

Business Strategy by Ken Wong Ever wonder why in-store demonstrations and sampling are so effective? Most people believe it is...

What’s driving sticky produce inflation?

Like many populations across the world, Canadians have experienced soaring food prices since the end of 2021. How are Canadians coping and what could be the root cause? According to a series of surveys by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) to assess the impact of inflation on consumers between...

5 Ways Retailers are Tackling Retail Theft

Retail Insights Retail theft and shrink have moved to the top of the agenda. Retailers are putting in place a range of measures to counteract the persistent threat of theft, deploying technologies and data-driven solutions, and...

From Higher Food Prices to Price Wars?

Food for Thought by Sylvain Charlebois The recent surge in food inflation has transformed us into dedicated bargain-hunters. Consumers have become...

Punching above our weight

by Errol Cerit Consumers, both within Canada and around the world, have come to recognize made-in-Canada products as high quality, safe, and from trustworthy brands. It’s a well-earned reputation built on years of success, but in a changing global economy, is it enough? Where do we go from here? For retailers,...