Canadian Tire

Here's One Retailer Canadians Aren't Abandoning

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. posted a higher fourth-quarter profit compared with a year ago, helped by higher sales.The retailer said Thursday i...

WATCH: Businesses Need To Raise Their Digital Intelligence

Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Business

Duncan Fulton helps run one of Canada's largest retail operations as senior vice-president, communications and corporate affairs, for Canadian Tire Co...

What I Learned This Week: Why Normal is a Necessity

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend in New York. Saw two plays (The River, with Hugh Jackman, and the spectacular A Curious Inci...

Canadian Tire Prepares For 'Generational Shift'

CP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Future growth at Canadian Tire depends on the retailer staying young, the company's new top manager predicts. The Toronto-based company...

Canadian Tire Ordered To Pay Thousands To Detained Man

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Business

Security officers at a Canadian Tire location in Montreal “illegally detained” a man who was upset over the store’s refusal to give him a refund...

This Is Almost Legitimate Currency

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian Tire money is so well accepted among retailers that you could almost consider it an unofficial currency, says a report from Moody's Investors...

And Canada's Biggest Retail Brand Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Shoppers Drug Mart narrowly edged out Lululemon as Canada’s largest retail brand in the latest survey from research firm Interbrand. In all, thre...

Not Vancouver's Best Carjacker

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say a masked man accused of stealing a vehicle battery at a Canadian Tire store is facing charges after also attempting s...

Retailers Sick Of You Browsing, Then Buying Online

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian retailers are taking steps to counteract what they see as the ultimate betrayal — customers who browse and inspect items in their...

We Made An Ice Truck, China Made An Ice City

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

You may have seen this week that Canadian Tire built a functional truck made of ice. CBC called the vehicle an "incredible feat of Canadian ingenuity....

Canadian Tire Takes Customers Awaiting Generators Out For Dinner

Toronto Star | Posted 12.26.2013 | Canada Business

As power outages from Saturday night’s ice storm dragged into Sunday afternoon, crowds descended on Canadian Tire looking for generators. Some were ...

If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I wonder: since when did "Merry Christmas" become a political statement especially in multicultural Canada? Multiculturalism is a complete and utter failure in Canada when it is politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas" without pausing and wondering if they may or may not be offended?

Why Canada Needs More 'Free Range' Kids

Paul Barter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Paul Barter

Much is being made these days of the need for children to put down the tablets, remotes and other tech devices and get outside and play. Medical experts and media pundits are keying on health issues, such as childhood obesity and diabetes, as the key driver for increased play. And they are correct; but there are other important reasons: future jobs and economic growth.

How to Think Like an 'Innovator'

Chris Eben | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Chris Eben

Within our team we spend a lot of time talking about the concept of the 'willing innovator'. At a time where practically every industry needs software, it helps us think about the people we want to partner with -- those who align with our culture and view of the world. To us, this isn't necessarily about having been innovative in the past.

Canadian Tire's Very Good Year

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC) saw its profit climb by 11 per cent to $145.5 million in the third quarter, as strong sales across all its ret...

Can an Altruistic Business Model Also Be Profitable?

r/ally | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Business

"Imagine if companies started thinking about the social impact they wanted to create in the world and tied it to bottom line performance. The potential impact could be incredible," explained Mr. Haid. As an example, he cites TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes for each one purchased or Warby Parker, which runs a similar model but for sunglasses.

Alberta Flood Unsung Heroes: Come Hell or High Water

Amber Rehman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Amber Rehman

Last month parts of Alberta were struck with a devastating flood. As we watched the horrific images of beloved Canadian cities immersed in water, Canadians felt connected like never before to its thriving midwest. I arrived in Calgary the day after the flood had devastated most of Calgary's vibrant downtown and surrounding cities.

The 'Canadian Tire Centre'?

CP | Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The home of the Ottawa Senators is getting a new name.Scotiabank Place will be renamed the Canadian Tire Centre, the team announced Tuesday.S...

Canadians Have Culture Too!

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Culture, simply, is your life. So what's "national" culture? Culture is all around you. From bilingual cereal boxes to "Canadian Tire" money. I love American pop culture, but I champion the idea of Canadians recognizing they have a place at the table, too.

April Showers Give the Environment the Boot

Leah Morrigan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Impact
Leah Morrigan

It's April, and no matter where you live in Canada, spring 2013 will be wet, if not flooded. Rubber boots are your practical and stylish answer -- but with environmental reservations. Waterproof footwear will be made either of rubber or PVC, one of the most widely used plastics on the planet -- a toxic substance.

Target’s Arrival Will Mean ‘All-Out Retail War’: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

They say war is hell, but this particular war could be heaven for Canadian consumers. Analysts are predicting that Target’s arrival in Canada —...

How Much Can Business Influence the Environment?

Tyler Elm | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada
Tyler Elm

Some businesses have demonstrated that they can implement and scale the environmental benefits far better traditional approaches to "saving the environment" while also delivering shareholder value. How successful will business be in influencing Canada's approach to environmental issues?

Why CFOs Need to Care About Sustainability -- Now

Tyler Elm | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Operating Officers (COOs) are increasingly accountable for sustainability. A study by Deloitte -- Sustainability: CFOs are coming to the table -- found their accountability for sustainability had jumped sharply during the last year. Here are some of the drivers for the CFO's involvement in sustainability.

Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Tyler Elm | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

having a strategy is one thing, but being able to implement it is entirely another. After all, the value of a strategy is not what is written on the whiteboard or the back of napkin, it is the value unleashed by engaging the minds and hearts of motivated employees and suppliers.

A Little Less Cardboard Can Save You Millions

Tyler Elm | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

Using sustainability as strategy can drive change within a company's supply chain by engaging suppliers and service providers with the resulting savings running into the millions of dollars a year. A case in point: one of Canadian Tire's most popular products is a six-foot folding utility table, selling many tens-of-thousands a year. The company collaborated with its supplier on product redesign and packaging to use less raw materials to make and package the product.