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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.

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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Amazon Prime Day 2017

Retail Drive provides great insights into this year’s Amazon Prime Day. Their 5 takeaways are: Prime Day 2017 had fewer fails Targeted deals grew key categories, but grocery lagged Amazon killed the competition Amazon won the marketplace battle New members and Amazon products … Read More…

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Walmart’s marketplace is gaining ground

After running its third-party marketplace as an afterthought for years, Walmart has picked up the pace following its $3.3 billion acquisition last year of startup Jet.com, itself a marketplace. Get all the details here

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Staples to be Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $6.9B

Full details here: http://news.staples.com/press-release/corporate/staples-inc-enters-definitive-agreement-be-acquired-sycamore-partners-1025-s

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Sears Hoping To Restructure

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business. When you are outside a market, you need to know what is happening in that same market. Let Odyssey Partners be your eyes, ears and voice … Read More…

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