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26
MAR
2014

Walmart Packaging Guidelines

Walmart’s New Guidelines for Materials and Processes For most consumer product manufacturers, WalMart shelves are the holy grail of marketing. Your product not only has to meet their product quality and sales requirements, it must also meet the WalMart packaging sizing,... Read More →
20
NOV
2013

DOWNTOWN Markham – A New Focus for Canada’s High Tech Capital City

Markham Retail Shopping Scene Ravenshoe Packaging is located in Markham, Ontario on the northeast side of the GTA region. It’s an exciting, modern area headed for rapid growth and expansion. On previous posts I discussed Markham’s growth projections and with large residential and... Read More →
06
NOV
2013

Retail Showrooming — Is This Really All that Bad?

Who Are Showroomers? Are you one of those retailers who has an uneasy feeling that some of your sales are slipping through your fingers? Do you have a normal level of foot traffic yet sales just aren’t what they should be? It’s almost like shoppers are coming and going without... Read More →
29
OCT
2013

What’s Next for Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws?

Players in the the Canadian retail scene are spoiling for a fight  and we’re wondering how many Canadian companies will survive this battle. Entrants like Whole Foods and Target are creating new ripples in the grocery and pharmaceutical wars. And where will these retailers source... Read More →
22
NOV
2012

Holiday Sales 2012 Canada and US

On the heels of a positive Q3 sales period, this holiday season should be a reasonably good one across Canada and the US and in the UK.  2012 Holiday Spending forecasts are expected to rise 2% in Canada, and that’s despite losing a lot of sales to cross border shopping.   South... Read More →
06
SEP
2012

SMS Retail Offers – Driving Purchase Decisions Right Now

More consumers will be seeing messages in retail settings such as “Text 416-449-5555 for 15% off if you purchase in the next hour.”  Mobile phone users are receptive to SMS messaging, in fact, stats show there will be nearly 9 trillion text messages sent this year. SMS texting is... Read More →