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Giant Tiger
With their bright yellow signs, grinning cartoon mascot and discount ambience, Giant Tiger stores do not necessarily project an image of a fashion destination. (Globe and Mail)
Canadian Stories
Nouvelles canadiennes
Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc reported a bigger-than-expected rise in first-quarter profit, helped by higher sales and margins, and slightly raised its margin forecast for the year. ( Reuters)
Martin Roy, LeDroit
Les coups de pinceau et le jumelage de fils électriques se multiplient pendant que les sons de perceuses et de scies s'entremêlent dans ce qui sera le treizième magasin de La Maison Simons, dont l'ouverture en plein coeur d'Ottawa est prévue dans un peu plus de deux mois. (Le Droit)
The print flyer has been a major part of Quebec hardware retailer Rona's marketing strategy for 75 years. ( Marketing Magazine)
Le ministre Jacques Daoust a rencontré les membres du conseil d'administration d'Investissement Québec le jour de leur décision de liquider une position dans le capital du détaillant Rona, indiquent des documents rendus publics mardi. ( Les Affaires )
Indochino reported June 7 that it achieved an all-time sales record in May, surpassing its former best-ever month of November 2015, which had the blockbuster sales day of Black Friday.   ( Business in Vancouver )


Quebec City-based large format retailer La Maison Simons has revealed new details about its CF Rideau Centre store in Ottawa, opening on August 11 of this year. ( Retail Insider)
Drastic change and transformation in grocery is happening all over the world. How will it impact the Canadian market, and how will consumers react to changes in their local grocery aisles? ( Canadian Retailer)
Si le mot «radin» est un peu fort, les Québécois sont sans aucun doute ultra-économes lorsque vient le temps de remplir leurs paniers d'épicerie. Selon Nathalie St-Pierre, directrice générale, Québec, pour le Conseil canadien du commerce de détail [CCCD], «85% des Québécois regardent d'abord le prix avant de faire un achat alimentaire». ( Les Affaires )
Change is hard. Marketers who've had any experience trying to woo new customers to the fold, or convince die-hard fans of competitor brands to switch, know this. ( Strategy Online)
Sears Canada is continuing to lose money and says it's increasing its 2016 cost-cutting target in an effort to return to profitability. ( The Record)
La chaîne de magasins de produits bon marché Dollarama (Tor., DOL) a affiché une croissance de 36% de son bénéfice par action au premier trimestre de 2017, dépassant aisément les attentes grâce à la vigueur de ses ventes, la hausse de la facture moyenne dans ses magasins, ainsi que d'un contrôle serré des dépenses. ( Les Affaires )
When Cynthia Lee started T&T Supermarkets back in 1993, Canada's retail grocery landscape was very difference than it is today. ( Canadian Retailer)
 
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L'Oréal Canada has hired Jared MacKay in the newly created position of chief retail officer. ( Marketing Magazine)
Les sociétés doivent plus que jamais comprendre le client pour survivre, estiment les patrons d'Aldo, de Groupe Dynamite et de Frank Oak. ( Le Devoir )
Retail Insider
An innovative new concept has launched in several Canadian shopping centres, and it's driving traffic to malls by being an attraction to kids. (Retail Insider)
Upscale Toronto-based multi-brand menswear retailer philip is relocating its operations to a strategically located new space at Toronto's Yorkville Village shopping centre, formerly Hazelton Lanes. ( Retail Insider)
Each quarter, Retail Council of Canada surveys members to bring you the latest news on retailer performance across the country. The Retail Conditions Report provides members with valuable, real-time insight into consumer behaviour, best practices in retailing, trends and economic conditions.  Read more

Chaque trimestre, le CCCD effectue un sondage auprès de ses membres afin de vous offrir les plus récentes nouvelles sur la situation du commerce de détail partout au pays.  Pour en savoir plus

Highlights from Canada's premier retail industry event including exclusive videos, prestigious awards, extensive media coverage and the fight for a level playing field for Canadian retailers. Read more. 

Les faits saillants de l'événement le plus important dans l'industrie de détail au Canada, des vidéos exclusives, des prix prestigieux, une couverture médiatique importante et la lutte pour assurer des règles du jeu équitables pour les détaillants du Canada.  Pour en savoir plus


On Saturday, Karen Botscheller, owner of the Magic Piper, celebrated 30 years in business with an open house. Her Norfolk Street North store was packed to overflowing with young parents and kids offering her hugs as well as gifts of flowers. ( Simcoe Reformer)
Isabelle Bergeron/TC Media
L'administration Coderre n'entend pas apporter de modifications immédiates aux règles de taxation commerciale pour les entrepreneurs de la rue Saint-Denis, actuellement en chantier. (Journal Métro)
Poor customer service is sending consumers running to the competition. According to Accenture's 11th annual Global Consumer Pulse Research, nearly half (49%) of Canadian consumers have switched providers in the past year due to poor customer service-most commonly from retailers, cable and satellite television service companies, phone companies and banks. ( PROFIT guide)
Today, a new shade of paint isn't enough to raise the pulse of (most) shoppers, but the principle remains the same: Design is a competitive advantage. ( PROFIT guide)
While using professional models is a great way to showcase your products, it isn't always cost-effective. The best alternative options are amateur models and mannequins. ( Shopify Blog)
Our ShopIn™ campaign continues with the release of the creative assets for  Father 's Day. They can be used as small space ads, postcards or social media images. You can choose to use them as they are or customize them with your store specific message. 

Click here to download these assets. Guidelines on how to best work with these eleme nts are also provided. Thank you for participating in the ShopIn™ movement that supports Canadian independent retailers.  

Books
Livres
After 12 Canadian authors and publishers were shortlisted for this year's Lambda Literary Awards - the New York City-based prizes honouring the best LGBTQ books of the year - three titles from north of the border have been selected as winners. ( Quill and Quire)
L'exercice est fastidieux: que devrait lire un jeune adulte avant d'avoir 30 ans? Nous avons posé la question aux jeunes auteurs réunis par La Presse, qui ont préparé une liste de 30 incontournables. Et bien sûr, si on a plus de 30 ans, il n'est jamais trop tard pour se rattraper! ( La Presse )
Michael Crummey and Janet McNaughton were celebrated at a ceremony at St. John's Government House on June 6 as winners of this year's Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards, administered by the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. ( Quill and Quire)

Nouvelles additionnelles  :

Focus on Cyber Security / Loss Prevention
Cyber-sécurité / prévention des pertes
Product returns are an important issue on both sides of merchandise transactions. ( Entrepreneur)
First impressions count, as we often make instant judgments about people from their appearances. ( LPM Insider)
FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a public service announcement warning users about email extortion attempts related to recent high-profile data thefts. ( Help Net Security)
Grocery Stories

Nouvelles du secteur alimentaire

Food is inherently nostalgic. We all have memories of dishes that our family cooked or that we ordered at our favorite restaurants growing up, and we are constantly creating new food memories. ( Ad Week)
123rf.com
Certains Canadiens ont renoncé à consommer les fruits et les légumes les plus dispendieux, se tournant plutôt vers des options plus abordables comme les produits surgelés et les jus, selon une nouvelle étude réalisée par des chercheurs de deux universités. (Les Affaires)
It took George Weston Ltd. 134 years to transform from a small bakery into Canada's biggest company, and it did so by going far beyond making bread and into selling many more of life's other essentials: groceries, drugs, toiletries and even clothing. ( Financial Post)
Innovation has long been part of Walmart's culture. Testing items, listening to the Walmart customers and coming up with new product ideas - like Mystery Peeps and the new Sam's Choice premium ice creams. ( My Private Brand)
Canadian grocers are expanding their offerings and enhancing their service to help support the health of wellness of customers. ( Canadian Grocer)
U.S. & World Stories
Actualité américaine et mondiale
On the second floor of a classic cast-iron building in SoHo, just above the madding crowd, there is an airy loft, all cool cream tones and Pierre Paulin chairs, oversize art books and Henri Cartier-Bresson prints. ( New York Times)
Adrian Wyld La Presse canadienne
Il faut sauver l'accord entre l'Union européenne (UE) et le Canada ! Cet objectif est devenu une des priorités de la Commission Juncker. C'est pour cela qu'elle souhaiterait, début juillet, inviter les États membres à ratifier cet accord de libre-échange baptisé AECG (pour Accord économique et commercial global) conclu avec Ottawa en septembre 2014, mais aussi proposer qu'il soit considéré comme un accord « européen ». (Le Devoir)
"Mr. Robot" is coming to a store near you. Beginning today, the popular TV show, which airs on USA Network, will sponsor a "disrupt"-themed installation at Story, the five-year-old concept shop based in Manhattan that earns the bulk of its revenue from sponsorships. ( Creativity Online)
Our country's parks, museums and libraries are in a sorry state, but at least we get our malls right. ( Bangkok Post)
If you were standing on a street corner in a northern U.S. city last winter, chances are you saw a blazing red, blue, and white patch on the shoulders of passersby that read Canada Goose Arctic Program. ( Financial Post)
British shoppers parted with more of their cash in May but uncertainty about the economy is likely to keep a lid on sales growth, a survey showed on Tuesday. ( Reuters)

Technology Stories
Nouvelles technologiques
Social media is a powerful tool. Its users leverage the numerous sites to communicate with one another, sharing thoughts and ideas with their communities. ( Canadian Retailer)
Une horloge contre l'inéquité salariale, un soutien-gorge qui prévient le cancer ou un partenariat pour payer ses impôts à l'épicerie, 2016 s'annonce riche en inventions pour les consommateurs partout dans le monde. ( Infopresse )
Technology has been fundamentally altering what it means to 'go' shopping. ( Canadian Retailer)
Soon, the labyrinthine aisles at Walmart's distribution centers - stocked high with canned beans, toys and many other products - could also have a low humming sound. ( New York Times)
RCC Member Notices
       Avis du CCCD

Martin Roy, LeDroitGasoline and other fuel prices are set to rise significantly in Alberta on January 1, 2017 due to a new carbon levy that has now been passed by the Alberta Legislature.   Read more

On May 11, the Yukon Government amended two regulations: the Beverage Container Regulation and the Designated Material Regulation. Information about changes to the Designated Materials Program (impacting large and small electronics and tires) has been circulated to members and discussed on RCC's biweekly EPR Program call.   Read more

$2.4 Million. That is what 13 retailers received through RCC's Safety Group and Ontario's WSIB rebate program in 2015! We just completed our second meeting of 2016 on Friday April 22nd. The highlight was Sears Canada's presentation on how they successfully developed a culture of health and safety. Find out how your organization can benefit from programs like this! Join RCC at our next Safety Group Meeting, June 24th. 
Contact Patrick Rodgerson at prodgerson@retailcouncil.org
 

RCC wants to provide a place for employers and job seekers to connect. If you are an employer, please email your career opportunities to casuncion@retailcouncil.org. We will post your link on our website.

Le CCCD souhaite offrir aux employeurs et aux chercheurs d'emploi un moyen d'établir une connexion. Si vous êtes un employeur, veuillez envoyer votre offre d'emploi par courriel à l'adresse casuncion@retailcouncil.org. Nous publierons votre lien sur notre site Web. 
Each quarter, Retail Council of Canada surveys members to bring you the latest news on retailer performance across the country. The Retail Conditions Report provides members with valuable, real-time insight into consumer behaviour, best practices in retailing, trends and economic conditions.  Read more

Chaque trimestre, le CCCD effectue un sondage auprès de ses membres afin de vous offrir les plus récentes nouvelles sur la situation du commerce de détail partout au pays.  Pour en savoir plus


Highlights:
  • Total monthly retail sales changed by 3.2 per cent over the comparable month last year. 
  • Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 1.0 per cent over the comparable month last year.   Read more

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