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Current Issue: cover The Loss Prevention Issue 2018

In this issue:

Up in smoke?
With cannabis legalization fast approaching, Canadian retailers have burning questions about its potential effect on the workplace and ways to implement employment policies.

Building a plan to respond
Emergency preparedness should not be an afterthought for any business. Find out how to prepare for the unexpected.

#Trending now at the competition bureau: online marketing
Prices on e-commerce platforms, social media influencers, and big data are trending right now under the deceptive marketing provisions of Canada's Competition Act.

Racial profiling taking centre stage
Brick-and-mortar retail isn't dead. But boring, inefficient retail is. Find out how technologies can invigorate the physical store.

The impact of GDPR on Canadian retailers
A legal framework that came into effect in Europe on May 25, 2018 is starting to cause ripples an ocean away in North America. Find out how GDPR may impact retailers operating in Canada.

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Exclusive STORE Conference coverage
Including the winners of Retail Council of Canada's Excellence in Retailing Awards, Awards of Distinction and Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.

*Exclusive: Retailer's Guide (sponsored by BDO)
Canada's retail market is transforming rapidly, as changing customers and competition affect independent retailers' top and bottom lines. Despite perceived threats, however, this new reality presents great opportunities for reinvention and repositioning by facing these issues head on.



Previous Issue: cover The Brick-and-Mortar Issue 2018

In this issue:

*EXCLUSIVE: The Hallmark of a personalized approach
In this age of intense retail competition, Hallmark Canada is differentiating itself through unique store designs, creating personalized, local experiences for the communities they operate in.

The brick-and-mortar store transformed
Retail stores as we’ve come to know and shop them are experiencing extraordinary pressures to evolve. Find out how leading retailers are adapting, transforming the in-store experience.

Material changes: reimagining the store design
As the retail industry continues to evolve and consumer behaviour and preferences change, so too do the designs and materials used in the development of retail environments.

Physical attraction: retailers innovate in an age of disruption
E-commerce is on the rise and consumer tastes are shifting. And physical retail is morphing to adapt to consumer preferences.

The role of technology in keeping brick-and-mortar retail alive
Brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dead. But boring, inefficient retail is. Find out how technologies can invigorate the physical store.

Brick and mortar 2.0
Digital technologies are helping to revolutionize the retail industry. Find out how savvy retailers are using digital to improve the in-store experience and enhance the customer journey.

Mobilizing the frontline
The ways customers shop today is changing, leading many within the industry to equip store staff with the tools to increase customer engagement and drive sales.

Special in this issue:

The Ripple effect
Retailers using sales transactions to measure visitor traffic are underestimating their numbers by 90 per cent. Overcome business challenges with Halo Metrics’ Ripple 2.0.

Beyond the traditional POS
The traditional POS system—meant to complete purchases—is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Today, it’s integrated into the overall business operation, providing unique benefits.