CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

PwC: 4 steps to help Canadian retailers personalize the shopping experience

Canadians already take a multi-channel approach to shopping, often conducting research online or downloading apps onto their mobile devices before entering a store - and if retailers fail to accommodate them, they'll take

Published on: March 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Retailers grapple with gap between digital marketing and in-store experience

Canadian retailers must close costly gaps between digital marketing and in-store experience, according to a panel of industry experts. The panel at Wednesday’s State of the Retail Marketing Industry event in Toronto explored

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Christine Wong

Aruba study concludes retail app use higher than previously thought

Mobile phones are having an even larger impact on the retail shopping experience than experts believed, with 86 per cent of shoppers using retail mobile apps, and 59 per cent using them up

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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