15. Larry Brooks, Dylan Bunker, Tyler Brooks 5 2. Jim Nadeau, Bob Denner, Adam Doody 4 3. TORONTO Sport Chek opened the first of its new format retail stores today, a store tailored to digitally savvy consumers aimed at drawing in customers in an era of rising competition.Intended to wow customers with perks such as valet parking and a host of customized product offerings, the new format comes as the Canadian Tire owned chain strives to cement its top market share in sporting goods while facing off against smaller boutique stores with higher end brands and service.goal with this live lab store is to test and demonstrate the latest in retail technology to deliver the same emotional rush our customers get when they are pursuing the sports and physical activities they love, said Michael Medline, president of Canadian Tire sporting goods division, FGL Sports.At 12,000 square feet, the store will act as a springboard for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Oakley and Samsung, to test new technologies out in a store setting, executives said.The outlet has 140 digital screens on the wall, custom built into tables and on top of clothing racks; a Reebok kiosk allowing customers to custom build shoes that can be shipped to them in four to six weeks; a computerized gait analysis treadmill that advises consumers on the type of shoe that is best for their running style and sport; and a custom sunglass design kiosk from Oakley that builds glasses in the store.Store staff, who will tote tablets with quick access to extra brand information, are also given a promotional boost, with their own participation and connections to sports featured on the stores multimedia screens.wanted to create a store that is dynamic and has its own energy, Mr. Medline said. Have built a store that matches the intense passion Canadians have for sports and the activities they pursue.
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For Scott, this sort of cosmetic bait and switch creates an ethical dilemma. When one undergoes cosmetic surgery, “an illusion is created, in the sense that what one sees is not necessarily what one will get.” (When is it ever?) The unsuspecting mate of the surgically enhanced may thus end up procreating with someone who looks pretty good on the outside but whose genes are flawed. Scott urges the cosmetic surgery candidate (or victim, if the deed has been done) to hold a plastic surgery summit of sorts, informing friends, parents (“changing a characteristic that was inherited should be discussed with the person it was inherited from”), children, and especially potential mates.