Introducing Retail Guidance

Specialized Consulting

There is presently a thriving market for discount stores in Canada.

Dollar Stores and Thrift Stores have always been searched out by ordinary Canadians, looking for a broad assortment of products such as clothing and accessories, housewares, and groceries. Have you always wanted to operate such a store? Do you operate such a store now? Retail Guidance specializes in these two categories of stores.

Retail Guidance offers a wide range of services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business.

We partner with our clients from start to finish, focussing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and designing high quality and scalable solutions. Request a free consultation


Retail Guidance

What We Do

Our expertise

New Business Startups, Single Store Retailers, Franchise Operations, Merchants Associations, Shopping Center Developers & Managers, Retail Management Consultants, City, and Federal Government Agencies.

We specialize in Dollar Stores, for-profit Thrift Stores, Clothing Stores, and Party Supply Stores.

Our experience building Dollar Stores across Canada, Thrift Stores in British Columbia has brought us a wealth of experience in the retail sector. Our outsourcing for products and vendors for these businesses are second to none


We provide professional guidance and strategic planning for retail stores. Our list of specialties includes

Merchandising, Multi-Store operations, Visual Display Staff Training, Store Design, Inventory Control, Business Expansion, Cash Flow Analysis, Mark-Up Strategies, Turn-Around Situations.

Whether you’re starting a new business or building a franchise operation, Retail Guidance can provide you with a strategy for success. We specialize in helping all types of businesses increase profit margins, and improve overall efficiency.

Our Associates bring with them a broad base of knowledge in fields such as Retail Sales, Retail Management, Accounting Methods, and Franchise Operations.

Why Choose Retail Guidance

We inspire new businesses owners with our knowledge of the retail sector and helps them develop into profitable business owners. Our hindsight on new and innovative ideas are second to none.

Retail Guidance has been training retail sales associates and their Managers for over 20 years. From the beginning we have believed that those who work in retail have traditionally been considered under-skilled, under-motivated and underpaid, were capable of much more. However, we also realized that in order to achieve more, they would require more, much more training than they have been historically receiving. We believe that this is a must for retail businesses to succeed.


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Increasing Sales Opportunity The retail market is one of the biggest around today. According to Statista, retail sales would increase to about $27.7 trillion in 2020 from $20.8 trillion in 2015. Thrift stores and dollar stores are two of the fastest growing stores in the retail industry today. Any retail store owner should understand that… Read More

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    Merchandising Layout Every retailer’s dream is to have customers walk into the store; go from aisle to aisle, while enjoying their time in the store. Of course, this means that the customers would spend more than their initial budget. Well, this doesn’t just happen really. Merchandising layout refers to how products are arranged… Read More

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Outsourcing Management Staff for Your Company Business has evolved over the years, and we have seen many different trends introduced into the industry over the years. Outsourcing in business is no longer the taboo subject it once was, and in fact, it has become one of the most beneficial strategies in business today. According to… Read More

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So, you’ve decided to start your own business! You’ve weighed the risks and decided it fits your life goals and will be challenging and hopefully rewarding. Whether you are starting from scratch, or buying a franchise , a lot of thought needs to go into it before you can hope to make it successful. One… Read More

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Most businesses know they need a website, but have no idea where to start. Are you like us and look at the internet to find goods and services. Without a website, you will loose this business to other companies We use Word Press as a Content Management System (CMS) for all websites that we build.… Read More

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  NEEDS, WANTS AND DEMANDS   Retail Guidance marketing approach to business begins with understanding your customers and their needs.  It involves helping you design your entire company around fulfilling those needs, beginning with your products or services.  We provide solutions and techniques to pricing, services, advertising and even sales, and then solutions are developed with… Read More

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Brian Fryatt

Many many years of experience.
I personally have had two businesses
over 20 years with Ted. A wealth of knowledge in retail trends …a master at building stores & merchandising.
Plan your work …Work your plan.
I highly recommend anyone to work with this talented individual.

Tim Bohr

Community Ministries Director,

Salvation Army Chilliwack

Ted’s retail expertise and leadership were absolutely transformational for The Salvation Army Thrift Store here in Chilliwack. He turned around a decade-long pattern of deficit balances into a pattern of increasing sales that consistently outperformed projections. Under his guidance, our Thrift Store more than doubled revenues in less than two years. We highly recommend his services to any retail operation looking for transformative leadership.

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