The Voice of Independent Retail

Working together with the community, our MySTORE division speaks to the unique needs of independent retailers. Strengthen your business with our valuable training and programs, network at our regional events across Canada and help us represent Retail through our lobbying efforts. If you are not already part of this vibrant community, Join Today!


Shop Indie Week
Held last year: October 18 – 25, 2014

MySTORE paid tribute to Canada’s proud independent retailers during Small Business Month by introducing Shop Indie Week, October 18 – 25, 2014. Independent retailers were invited to join the campaign to promote and celebrate Shop Indie Week in their communities. Visit to learn how members brought this exciting event alive with Pinterest pages, special events and more.!



Events that showcase the passion in retail

The Art of Success

It began in 1974 in an old boathouse in Mahone Bay when Greg and Suzanne Amos opened Amos Pewter—an artisan shop selling original pewter pieces, inspired by the beautiful surroundings, that are handcrafted using time-honoured practices and methods. Forty years later, the artisans of Amos Pewter continue to honour those traditions. With a matchless dedication to the art, its customers and the communities that it serves, Amos Pewter has grown, cultivating a loyal following that spans the world. Read more.

4 Ways to win for Independent Retailers

shopper frequency independent retailers connect with customers frequently, with a significant percentage of shoppers visiting weekly.RCC and LoyaltyOne surveyed both Canadian consumers and independent retailers to identify the strengths that independent retailers have compared to their competition. This report examines consumer preferences and decision drivers and highlights ways that independent retailers can leverage their existing strengths by doubling down on personalization, carefully curating inventory, investing in social media, and leveraging location. Read More

Encourage your customers to pay with Interac® Debit and Interac Flash® to cut your monthly processing costs.

Interac Flash POS Kit

The MySTORE team has partnered with Interac Association to provide you with some point of sale materials that educate consumers about the benefits of using Interac Debit and Interac Flash for their purchases.

Order your FREE point of sale resources courtesy of Interac Association.

Download and print posters from Interac Association's new consumer advertising campaign, Be in the Black:


Interac Flash, the contactless enhancement of Interac Debit, is a fast, easy and secure method of payment that allows your customers to make small purchases without entering a PIN.