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How young entrepreneur saw a need and turned it into a $10-million firm - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016

asked QuickContractors to be a secondary resource for installation, delivery and assembly to customers in some of the more challenging geographic areas of Canada. Mr. Bouchard says the opportunity convinced him that his company needed to be the “master contractor” in the equation, controlling the entire life cycle of a job. A new business model was born. “The idea was that we would get the revenue from the Bay and then pay the contractor on the other end to execute the work,” he says. “That’s how we evolved from being an online directory to being a national installation company for major retailers.”
e-commerce  retailers  Home_Depot  Lowe's  nationwide  business_models  Canadian_Tire  delivery  installation  assembly  start_ups  entrepreneur  home_renovations  home_appliances  home-center_industry  home-improvement  QuickContractors  HBC  contractors 
june 2016 by jerryking
Canadian Tire ups digital ante, offers 90 per cent of products online - The Globe and Mail
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 08 2014
Marina_Strauss  Canadian_Tire  e-commerce  innovation  Sport_Chek 
december 2014 by jerryking
Sears joins retail’s real estate push
Jun. 04 2013 | The Globe and Mail | MARINA STRAUSS - RETAILING REPORTER.

“Everyone is milking their real estate,” said Jack Klaiman, president at retail real estate adviser Oberfeld Snowcap. “This is the hidden asset. … It’s a smart move.”.... “Real estate has always been a valuable aspect of many businesses, particularly in retail,” he added. “This is the right development opportunity for us to pursue.”

Real estate is a hot commodity in retail as a growing array of foreign retailers look for sites here amid a dearth of locations. Retailers, including Nordstrom, are believed to be interested in some Sears sites, especially its flagship store at the Toronto Eaton Centre, where its head office also is located.
head_offices  commercial_real_estate  real_estate  Marina_Strauss  REITS  retailers  Loblaws  Canadian_Tire  hidden  Sears_Canada 
june 2013 by jerryking
Canadian Tire's 'funny money' dilemma - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Published Wednesday, Feb. 15 2012,
customer_loyalty  Canadian_Tire  Marina_Strauss  retailers 
january 2013 by jerryking
First on the scene
April 27, 2012 | strategy | by Melinda Mattos
crisis  branding  Canadian_Tire  Telus  CSR  Toronto  neighbourhoods 
august 2012 by jerryking
Warmer winter cools store sales
February 7, 2012 | Globe & Mail | MARINA STRAUSS
The unseasonable weather is having a harsh impact on merchants that specialize in winter-related goods..."Definitely weather is a big drag on things this year," said Richard Woolley, senior vice-president at consultancy Weather Trends Inc. It advises retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. - and is calling this winter the mildest in at least 20 years with a cool April looming. "You probably can't give away a wood stove."
Marina_Strauss  retailers  winter  weather  Canadian_Tire  Sears_Canada  Shoppers 
february 2012 by jerryking Canadian Tire waves the flag in new campaign
March 17, 2011
Retailer aiming to distinguish itself from U.S. archrivals Home Depot and Wal-Mart

Marina_Strauss  retailers  Wal-Mart  Home_Depot  Canadian_Tire  home-improvement 
april 2011 by jerryking

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