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McDonald's Corp's strategy for tastier food? Toast the buns longer

McDonald’s Corp. is toasting its sandwich buns longer and changing how it sears and grills hamburgers, part of an effort to reinvigorate growth with “hot, tasty food.” 400 more words

Retail & Marketing

Indigo Books returns to 'growth mode' with eye on new store openings

TORONTO — After several years of what Indigo Books and Music Inc.’s chief executive called the retailer’s “transformation” — a hard drive to bump up sales of non-book items as its core bricks-and-mortar business grappled with the rise of online sales — the company is ready to expand again. 414 more words


Indigo Books & Music Inc Q4 sales rise despite lack of major book hit

TORONTO – Indigo Books & Music Inc. shrank its net loss in the fourth quarter and saw higher revenue despite the absence of a mass hit book in 2014. 144 more words

Retail & Marketing

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut latest fast-food chains to nix artificial ingredients

NEW YORK — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colours and flavours, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. 913 more words

Retail & Marketing

How Target Corp's demise in Canada could be a gain for Lowe’s

TORONTO • After Lowe’s Canada pulled its bid for Rona Inc. in 2012, retail experts were dubious about how the company would be able to grow as Target entered the country and swallowed up a glut of retail real estate, while Walmart bulked up in response. 841 more words

Retail & Marketing

With Saks on cusp of Canadian debut and a flagship renovation, Liz Rodbell brings buzz to HBC

TORONTO – Saks Fifth Avenue hasn’t come to Canada yet, but at its future setting inside Hudson’s Bay Co.’s storied Toronto flagship building on Queen Street, signs of its arrival later this year are abundant. 908 more words

Retail & Marketing

Its Not About Dumbing Down, Its About Relevance!

Blame it on our digital lifestyles, blame it on the multi-tasking, blame it on global warming if you must, but the truth is that we take in less and process less than we used to. 219 more words

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