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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!

 

 

My STORE,  My STORY

Events that showcase the passion in retail

 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba

Sponsored by

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Inn at the Forks - 75 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, MB

Presenters
Colin Swanston, Owner & Craig Swanston, Owner, Wine Sense

Adapting to Change
Join Colin and Craig Swanston as they share their story of growth, and how they adapted to changes in the industry by re-branding their business.  Colin and Craig will also discuss how they implemented changes in staffing and operations in order to maintain their focus on providing exception customer experience.  To learn more about this successful business, click here.

Agenda
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Arrival and Networking
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation by Colin Swanston, Owner & Craig Swanston, Owner, Wine Sense
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Networking

Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be provided

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

TORONTO, Ontario 

Sponsored by

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Presenter
Michelle Germain, Owner, Shopgirls Gallery Boutique

Making the Emotional Connection with your Customers
Michelle Germain will share her journey from marketing and advertising at Holt Renfrew and The Bay, to establishing her own uniquely Canadian brand Shopgirls! She'll share her insights on how independent retailers can be different, build a strong team, and balance the passion for achieving an entrepreneurial dream with the realities of operating a small retail business.  To learn more about this successful business, click here.

Agenda
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Arrival and Networking
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation by Michelle Germain, Owner, Shopgirls Gallery Boutique
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Networking

Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be provided

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

 

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

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Interac Flash POS Kit

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

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