Five facts indicating dramatic post-pandemic consumer changes

Are consumer trends changing? This is an article by Mark Shaefer (thanks Bruce MacGillivray for drawing our attention to it in your Instant Imprints newsletter!) https://businessesgrow.com/2021/08/23/consumer-changes/ There is also a link in the article to an industry in the article: Industry Perspective: The Evolving Customer Experience, features insights into how customers are shopping after the…

Top Dog K9 Services – Readers Choice Finalist

Please vote! Nominated in 2 categories https://www.simcoe.com/readerschoice-barrie/business/top-dog-k9-services?fbclid=IwAR0tSjoPfaH1ImdUF3TvROMJGfPaHuJbt51jqTult6FSuZdDOjevLBZfMwE KennelVote Pet Boarding / Daycare BUSINESS DESCRIPTION TopDog began over 25 years ago with Kathy Currie-Eyers’ dream. She dreamt of creating a caring, learning environment for dogs, a place they could go and learn skills that would make them valued members of their families and keep them in their homes. That…

Retail sales turn around in June (courtesy Conference Board of Canada)

A closer look at the latest retail sales announcement Sunny days for retail sales are here. An acceleration in vaccination programs in June prompted some (though not all) provinces to ease restrictions. This allowed many Canadians to head out to patios, book vacations and engage in social activities. All of which meant more spending. READ…

Travel Markets Outlook to 2025

A shot in the arm for Canadian tourism Across the country, the outlook for the tourism sector is more optimistic than it was last fall. There are many factors contributing to this optimism, including positive travel intentions, vaccination rates in Canada and the U.S., Canada’s overall economic recovery, and elevated household savings. READ MORE

Provincial outlooks for 4 Provinces (not Ontario)

By The Conference Board Of Canada Rebound on the horizonOur latest Provincial Outlook issue briefings have arrivedOur latest provincial economic forecasts show that Canada’s economic growth will be uncharacteristically robust over the next two years as it rebounds from the severe shutdowns in key sectors of the economy in 2020. Read the issue briefings for: AlbertaQuebecPrince Edward…

Vote for Wine Journeys

Wine Journeys – Wine Tasting Events We are thrilled to have made it to the Top 3 in 2 Categories of the Barrie Advance Readers’ Choice Awards. Please vote for us to win so that we can spread the joy of good wine, good food, good company to more people. You can vote for us…

The Evolution of SEO (courtesy of Digital Giants)

Interesting article on SEO evolution: https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2021/07/seo-strategy-customer-journey/ By ROBERT ROSE published JULY 28, 2021 EST READ TIME: 7 MINDistribution and Promotion / Conversion and Optimization / SEO / Content strategy for marketers / Idea generation Providing the Best Answer May No Longer Be the Best Strategy for SEO [Video Series] Welcome to the race for position no. 1. Except in this race, we are not the cars. We are not…