Future Shop closes all stores across Canada

Future Shop has closed all its stores across Canada with employees being informed as they showed up to work Saturday morning, according to several published reports. Visitors to the web site and users

Published on: March 28th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How this changeRoom app could eliminate waiting in line to buy clothes

Online shopping has been around for years, yet many consumers are still buying certain items in old-fashioned bricks and mortar locations. Clothing is one of those items that many people want to try

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Jim Love

Blogger predictions for 2015: crowdfunding, retail, and work

We put the call for predictions in the coming year out to our Community Bloggers here at ITBusiness.ca. They didn't disappoint. Predictions aren't easy for writers to produce. When it comes to tech,

Published on: December 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2015 predictions: The future of Canadian retail

In 2015, the face of retail in Canada will drastically change into showroom style boutiques and branded ecosystems - creating new opportunities for brands, distributors and retailers to engage consumers in-person and virtually

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Why IBM i Systems Security is No Longer an Absolute and What To Do About It

Remember the 400? If you're reading this, I'll bet you have at least a passing familiarity with IBM's midrange systems. On June 21, 1988, IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400) and it changed

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

‘Phygital retailing’ with Canadian Tire’s Rex Lee

Canadian Tire just launched the digital version of its famous money, but the physical bills that have been around since 1958 are sticking around too. According to Rex Lee, the vice president of

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Digital signage solutions spur customer engagement, interaction

At the Digital Trends Showcase in Toronto, the next generation in digital signage is about more than just displaying images - it seeks to be interactive and engaging. Adidas and its golf line

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Quri offers Impact on retail promotions

Retail intelligence company Quri Inc. on Wednesday announced the availability of Impact aimed at measuring the performance of in-store promotions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers. Impact performs real-time analysis of store conditions data

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

Quetzal offers iPad-based POS for clothing boutique shops

When Toronto children's clothing store Whistle Kids set up shop a year ago it was considering a point of sales (POS) system that its much larger competitors use, figuring it would need that

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Paper, plastic, or Apple Pay: should you support the mobile payments option?

One weekend, 10 million sales. That’s how big Apple’s latest iPhone launch has been so far, with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flying off store shelves, often briskly outpacing demand. The

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Consumers want to see value in exchange for mobile tracking: study

Ask consumers if you can track them in the retail environment and they might quip a phrase from Jerry Maguire in response: "Show me the money." At least that's what a PunchTab study

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

iBeacon opportunity goes far beyond retail: ABI Research

Both Apple's iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices in general have become popular in the retail market during this past year, but that's only setting the stage for this new location-detecting technology's

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

6 signs your web host is hurting your business

If your business website isn't doing well, suffers from customer complaints, or doesn't work the way you envisioned, you shouldn't blame your design or even your web masters. It's possible that your web

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Joseph Stark

iBeacon: Apple’s stealth technology nears breakthrough in location-based marketing area

When Apple Inc. launches something, it's not usually a quiet affair. A typical launch-day event for a new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook will see San Francisco's Yuerba Buena Gardens packed with media live

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson