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Mandy’s Joins Cominar In Holiday Fundraiser
For mall-bound shoppers, part of the joy of the holidays is to take in the theme décor. At 18 Cominar centers in Québec, Canada, visitors will be able to say that they had a hand in it this year. The developer is well on its way to raising its targeted C$1 [...]
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This Holiday Treat Is for Adults Only
When the energy begins to wane and the tempers start to flare, there's a place where shoppers can relax at Canada's CF Toronto Eaton Centre. The CF Bubbly Bar is exactly what it sounds like: an adults-only space where people can pause, sip a glass of Champagn [...]
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Malls Are Potential Repurposing Goldmines
Refurbishments can yield a shopping center a lot of positive publicity and a spike in visitor traffic. But if word gets out that old materials were simply tossed into a landfill site, that must-see destination will become social media's new pariah, and with good reason. One community-minded mall found a solution: re-purposing. Tactics Subscribers Read More...
Coke x Adobe x You
If you ever dreamed of adding your design signature to an iconic brand like Coca-Cola, then this is your chance. The beverage giant has teamed up with Adobe for a global creative series challenge and it w [...]
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Mega Mall Developer Launches Mini Format
This is a no-frills proposition: Would-be retailers fine-tune their merchandising and branding plans, while the landlord takes care of the space, POS equipment, product display systems, and visual merchandising. To one developer, it is the future of small retailing. Mark Ghermezian calls is retail as a service, or Tactics Subscribers Read More...
Getting to Know Johnny Canuck
If you had to come up with images to represent Canada in a fast-paced board game, surely a plaid shirt, a hockey stick, and a logger's axe would score well. Actor and director Adam Mackay-Smith, aka Johnny Canuck, is sporting them all in Highstreet's blog. It's the Abbost [...]
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Retail Relations, the Canadian Way
This pop-up's name says it all: The Welcome Store. Japanese fashion retailer, Uniqlo set it up last month in the city of Toronto to connect with the community in which it made its local market debut just a year ago. The purpose was to show its appreciation for its new cliente [...]
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Malls, Retailers Get Ready for the Games
Uncertainty is a word that's been associated with the past few Olympic Games, and the upcoming ones will be no exception. But despite safety and logistical concerns, come the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9, winter sports enthusiasts around the world will forget all of that to fully embrace the spirit of the Games and [...]
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Mall Opens Own Store to Promote Brands
There seems to be a trend developing in Canadian retailing: shopping centers acting as not only landlords, but also as curators of their own branded shops. Gone are the days of the big generic boxes; they've given way to a much richer experience. The latest property to deepen its ties to consumers is Tactics Subscribers Read More...
Mall Shoppers Get into Bed for Peace
On a sunny fall day, office workers in suits and more casually dressed passersby catch a break by sliding under the art-covered sheets of 40 open-air beds on a downtown esplanade. To those who strolled by, the scene might have looked like a flash-mob theater performance. It was actually a common act for peace. Fans of John Lennon and Yoko Ono wi [...]
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