A Montreal Club Kit and a newsletter and e-zine both in a chocolate color to symbolize your interest and ours for information, knowledge and commitment. Chocolate being the symbol of love and commitment.
Why both, a newsletter and an e-zine? It's not both and it's not either. Newsletters and ezines are just about the same except that, according to some, an ezine is longer and a newsletter is shorter and more frequent.
Newsletters and ezines, whatever their length, to provide regular information about many if not all the small shops and bigger stores established on each of our commercial streets.
A Montreal Club Kit that represents creation, pleasure and practicality along with busy streets where residences and businesses coexist and where pedestrian activities bring vibrancy and animation.
Montreal as in Montrealers, Club as in association of people with common interests and Kit as a "set of things" about our retail outlets, gourmet stores, coffee shops, wine bars, restaurants, hotels ... all over the City.
In Montreal, the percentage of web shopping sales is still low, but the digital buyer penetration is strong. E-shopping in Montreal represents an interesting market for retailers and for those looking for specific jobs in retail.
A small percentage of local e-shopping occurs approximately once a month and, an even smaller percentage occurs once every 2 to 3 weeks. Montrealers are buying a rather large amount of goods and services online, but mostly from the world giants - at least for now!
Our retail businesses cannot, must not limit the development and the expansion of their online shopping sites, but they must also never forget the importance and the value of a direct face-to-face customer interaction.
Our commercial streets are indispensable and so are our service companies such as pharmacies, dry cleaners, banks, bookstores and art galleries. Also indispensable are our specialty shops, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafes entwined in a unique cultural character.
In order to "renouer avec le commerce sur rue" the "Comité consultatif sur le Plan commerce de la Ville de Montréal" put forward 23 recommendations divided into six sections.
Some buildings of some of our retail businesses and service companies need repairs and improvements.
As a result, the knowledge the expertise and the quality of the commercial and business services offered by owners and employees are not always recognized for their true value.
Fortunately, a city wide gentrification process is taking place on many of our commercial streets. The repairing and rebuilding of some of our retail businesses and service companies reaffirm everybody's interest for shopping retail stores and services supplies.
Repairs that help create new, interesting and regular influx of pedestrians, tourists and customers.