4 IT lessons learned from Target Canada’s failure as documented by Canadian Business

A lengthy expose about the failure of Target Canada by Canadian Business has been getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. But the people that should be paying the most attention

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New HP retail devices emphasize security, mobility

The growing power of the online consumer seems to be a recurring theme in the retail industry this week, with HP Inc. unveiling a series of products on Jan. 17 that when combined

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

66 per cent of consumers more likely to shop at mobile-friendly retailers: SOTI

That consumers are increasingly demanding a mobile-friendly retail environment is nothing new, but a Jan. 18 report by Waterloo-based mobile software developer SOTI Inc. highlights just how much the industry has to gain

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How mobile sales are changing the face of retail in 2016

Too often, digital technology has been seen by the retail industry as disruptive, but the increasing demand for mobile shopping, combined with a growing number of online retailers opening bricks-and-mortar stores, points to

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

When ‘showrooming’ is a good thing: Top 5 retail tips from Indochino’s new CEO

Indochino Inc. is one of Canada’s fastest-growing ecommerce businesses. So why the heck is it opening up bricks-and-mortar stores? It’s a fair question given that some retailers like Grand & Toy have shuttered

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Christine Wong

SnipSnap debuts Scout, the price matching app powered by Slyce

Slyce-owned digital coupon app SnipSnap has released a new component to its service, called Scout. Scout aims to give consumers the ability to price match products effectively, without the hassle of policy checking. “Over

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Jackie Atkins

E-tailing tale: How an outdoor outfitter overhauled its ecommerce site

Can you really call your company ‘Canada’s outdoor outfitters’ when you’ve got no stores east of Winnipeg? Yes, if you build out your presence online. Based in Calgary, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters (WSOO)

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Christine Wong

Snack maker Mondelez adds a strong Canadian flavour to its startup program

There’s a strong Canadian flavour to the latest batch of startups chosen to partner with snack food and candy maker Mondelez International Inc. Four of the eight startups the company selected for its

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Canadian Tire adds digital notes to its bricks-and-mortar playlist

At a time when many retailers are downsizing stores or going completely virtual, Canadian Tire is trying to weave some digital reinforcement into the foundations of its physical stores without shutting them down.

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Christine Wong

Acceo Solutions acquires Toronto point of sale vendor

Montreal-based Acceo Solutions is broadening its retail-sector expertise with the acquisition of Multipost, a Toronto-based developer of point-of-sale (POS) terminal software. With over 1,000 employees and offices in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Paris,

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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