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  • Global Retail Trends & Innovations 2021: Award-Winning Innovation Case

    As part of our collaborative annual publication with the Ebeltoft Group, JCWG each year submits retail innovations from Canada to be featured in our book, Global Retail Trends and Innovations. JCWG is proud to announce that Grocery Neighbour, a Toronto-based start-up, won case of the year in this year’s edition! Grocery Neighbour is a new […]

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  • 4 Trends to Watch in 2021

    This piece was partially adapted from excerpts from our new book, Global Retail Trends and Innovations 2021, written in partnership with the Ebeltoft Group, a network of global retail advisors dedicated to bringing you the best of the best. In 2020 the world was turned upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic led to major shifts within […]

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  • 12 Festive Retail Innovations to Boost Your Holiday Spirit

    We have worked with our global partners at the Ebeltoft Group to bring you some of the best in festive retail both past and present from around the world. Click any thumbnail to get started! 2021 is just around the corner. Are your stores operating with cutting-edge innovations in mind? Keep an eye out for […]

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  • Grocery as a Retail Indicator

    Pre-pandemic, the Canadian grocery sector was on the cusp of disruption: saved from the fate of some U.S. small grocers (which were forced to compete with regional grocers), small grocery banners owned by major players (e.g., Loblaw, Metro or Sobeys) were segmenting into ethnic supermarkets, discounters, or high-end grocers. Grocery’s strength and department stores’ weakness […]

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  • By the Numbers: COVID-19’s Retail Impact So Far

    Today’s blog is adapted from an earlier piece posted on our the blog by partner, Ebeltoft Group, with the title “Is it a V or W-Shaped Recovery?” Click here to read the original post. It appeared in June that retail has made a remarkable V-shaped recovery – but the results released this month are suggesting […]

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