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!




Events that showcase the passion in retail



Sponsored by

Monday October 6, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.
L1 Lounge, Fantasyland Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, Alberta

Jenn Grimm, Owner & CVO, Lux Beauty Boutique

Staying relevant in a hyper comptetitive and evolving marketplace by taking risks and learning from adversity. One retailers enlightening journey to growth and success by thinking like a large retailer.  To learn more about this successful business, click here.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Arrival and Networking
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Introductions
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be provided

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

MySTORE, MySTORY Edmonton registrants get half price tickets to the Henry Singer Awards featuring LUSH Cosmetics CEO, Mark Wolverton. Register for the MySTORE Edmonton Event for details!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia

Sponsored by

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver

Sharon Hayles, Owner, Diane's Lingerie & Loungewear

Your Customer Experience IS Your Brand
Sharon Hayles believes that as small independent retailers our customer experience is our brand. Drawing on her experiences as  general manager of a retail chain, area manager of a national bank, independent retail consultant, and most recently as the owner of the renown Diane’s Lingerie, Sharon will share her insights on how independent retailers can successfully compete for market share in an increasingly competitive market in Vancouver.  To learn more about this successful business, click here.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Arrival and Networking
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Introductions
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be provided.

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

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.