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7-Eleven Canada Partners with Bike Share Program

22 June 2018

7-Eleven Canada works to help communities stay active and green.
7-Eleven Inc. and Vancouver Bike Share (aka Mobi by Shaw Go) announced an agreement that recognizes 7-Eleven Canada as a Community Sponsor of Vancouver’s public bike share system. The agreement helps both organizations serve the community by promoting active living, healthy eating, and environmental responsibility.
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Canadian Retailers Agree the Key to Success is Unforgettable Experiences

22 June 2018



American Express study reveals 83% of retailers feel their industry is more competitive than ever; seamless customer experiences hold the key to success
TORONTO, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ – In today’s competitive retail landscape, wowing customers is more critical than ever. According to the sixth annual Canadian Retail Insights Report released today by ...


 

Herschel celebrates art, Vancouver — and backpacks — at new Gastown store

22 June 2018

In recent years, retail insiders have struggled to find ways to entice shoppers back into their bricks-and-mortar stores.
The rise of online shopping, coupled with steady climbs in commercial-property prices in many major cities, has created a perfect storm of sorts for the gradual decline, and potential demise of the industry.
Shopping, it seems, has to be ...


 

PROSMART SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH HAYLEY WICKENHEISER’S GLOBAL HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, WICK HOCKEY

22 June 2018

KELOWNA, BC – May 29, 2018 – ProSmart Enterprises Inc. (TSXV:PROS) (“ProSmart” or the “Company“), a global online network, connecting sports fans, teams and brands, is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive Community Growth Partnership Agreement (the “Partnership“) with Wick Hockey Ltd. (“Wick Hockey“). Wick Hockey is the internationally-recognized initiative of Hayley ...


 

Mercedes-Benz cooperates with Canadian high-end road bike manufacturer Argon 18

22 June 2018

Stuttgart/Gonnesweiler(Mosel). Mercedes-Benz announces collaboration with the Canadian high-end bike manufacturer, Argon 18, on high-performance endurance bikes. Both companies share the claim as leaders in innovative technology and unique user-experience. The new partnership is planned over multiple years. Being discussed are products that reflect even more the design philosophy of Mercedes-Benz and the expertise of Argon ...


 

Vast majority of Canadians say they will avoid U.S. goods, new poll shows

21 June 2018

Seventy per cent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, an Ipsos Poll showed on Friday.
The poll also found a majority of Americans and Canadians are united in ...


 

AX ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE FROM ARISQ PRESIDENT – MARC GRISE

21 June 2018

We’re giving our members the first chance to discover our new series of experiential trade shows operating under the name AX, which stands for ARISQ Xpérience. Created to support our mission to protect our members and promote their shared interests, these large-scale events will attract more buyers than ever.
 
For more information, see Marc’s ...


 

ARISQ AX – A new experiential trade show specializing in bike products

21 June 2018

From August 20 to 22, 2018, you’re invited to take part in the first edition of AX Bike, a new experiential trade show specializing in bike products. The event will take place at Domaine Château Bromont, with sales representatives and retailers coming together in a professional and friendly atmosphere!
New products, demo day and BBQ
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ARISQ launches new targeted trade shows presented under the AX brand, for ARISQ Xperience

21 June 2018

Montreal, June 20, 2018 – Widely recognized for organizing important industry events, the Association des représentants de l’industrie du sport du Québec (ARISQ) is introducing a new series of experiential trade shows operating under the name AX, which stands for ARISQ Xperience. These events will bring sporting good representatives and retailers.
The new events will ...


 

Inside Fjällräven, the Swedish outerwear brand’s first Toronto store

21 June 2018

The hard-to-pronounce Swedish brand (it’s like “fyahl-rah-ven”) known for its colourful boxy backpacks now has a standalone flagship store on Queen West, just east of Spadina. It’s as outdoorsy as you’d expect from a company that named itself after an Arctic fox, and whose first product in 1960 was an external frame rucksack made from ...