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About Odyssey Partners Inc.

Over the past 20 years Odyssey Partners Inc has worked with every major national and regional retailer in Canada to become well versed in the Canadian retail space. Put simply, we understand retail. Our team has excellent relationships at all levels of Canadian retail – from management, merchandising, marketing, operations to the store level. It is through these relationships that Odyssey Partners Inc. drives sales of our partners product.

It’s not just online stores that are emptying malls

Retail experts say blaming online shopping for in-store decline is an oversimplification of a multifaceted problem: changing consumer tastes, demographic shifts, technological advances and other forces also add to their woes. Read more in CTV News’s article here Photo by Freepik

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Are your digital strategies up to date?

Black Friday numbers are in and online sales far outweighed in-store, showing consumers prefer doing their holiday shopping online. Read Dealerscope’s outline and insights on it here. Image by Freepik

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Amazon brings Black Friday shopping to the UK with pop-op stores

Amazon is once again going from online-only to brick and mortar as it introduces the UK to Black Friday sales through “Home of Black Friday” pop-up stores. “E-commerce on its own is less special these days, I’d argue that we’ll see the death … Read More…

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Jerry Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Resigns

HBC announced today that Gerald L. (Jerry) Storch has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2017. In the interim Richard Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman of HBC, will reassume the duties of CEO, while an executive search firms works to find … Read More…

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What do you need to do to reach Gen Z consumers?

The age group currently makes up $44 billion in direct purchasing power but thinks far differently that previous generations. “In the old days, there was one segmentation — that was great and we all loved it,” said Monica Dreger, global consumer insights, Mattel, Inc., on … Read More…

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Is Black Friday Dead?

The Washington Post thinks so. Data shows that year over year the retail sales made during Black Friday are declining as consumers are getting used to year round sales. Read the full story here. Image by Freepik

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Retail is Changing – That is for Sure.

Amazon announced a new Instant Pickup service today. This will be free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, … Read More…

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8 American Retailers to Watch During Back-to-school

Retail Dive outlines some retailers to watch for during the back-to-school season either because they are doing something new, something old that seems to be working or are in need of a win this year. Read the full details here. Image created by … Read More…

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Apple Working on Stand-alone Smartwatch

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks using LTE modems supplied by Intel, a move designed to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has … Read More…

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Great Display Example

Apple HomeKit Experience Centers do a fantastic job of showing consumers what they get with their purchase by providing an interactive experience that’s available at retail level without the need for a large showroom. Dealerscope provides a great overview of the display in … Read More…

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