Turn your shelving price stickers into a data gathering tool with shelfPoint

Retailers and brands already have access to intelligent packaging and intelligent labels for their products - so they might as well have intelligent shelves to stock them on. That appears to be the

Published on: January 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

I now have a 3D-printed figurine of myself – and you can order one too!

If nothing else, Artec 3D certainly knew how to grab my attention. Before I took off to San Diego to attend this year's Adobe MAX conference, I received the following message in my

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pinterest brings “Promoted Pins” service to Canada

Pinterest wants to help Canadian business owners have a happier holiday season. Starting this month, the San Francisco-based retail and activity listing site/mobile app is inviting Canadian businesses to purchase "Promoted Pins," two

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Could Amazon’s ‘cashier-free’ grocery store be the future of retail?

Have you ever wanted to walk out of the grocery store without paying? Now you can - sort of. Amazon Inc. has opened a new grocery store in its hometown of Seattle without

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

E-tailers got a better deal from Cyber Monday than Black Friday, Adobe finds

Black Friday might get the lion's share of press, but this year's Cyber Monday was the better deal for online retailers, Adobe Systems Inc.'s marketing research division has found. Data collected by Adobe

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Staples developing commercial drone delivery service with Vaughan-based firm

Commercial drone delivery could arrive sooner than you think, if the Canadian arm of Staples Inc. has its way. On Tuesday, the office supply giant announced that it was collaborating with Vaughan, Ont.-based

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Deloitte: Canadian retailers are losing the omnichannel war against U.S. rivals

Canadian retail’s slow adoption of mobile and analytics technology is magnifying the growing threat it already faces from U.S. competitors, new research suggests. According to the 2016 Omnichannel Customer Experience Index just released by

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Christine Wong

Walmart Canada tests 3D printed products in time for Christmas

Many of us would love to create the perfect unique gift for family and friends at Christmas, but if you’re not crafty or can’t knit a sweater to save your life, perhaps 3D

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Black Friday is for the kids, SAS Canada finds

It looks like most Canadians are still doing a lot of their Christmas shopping in-store, but digital technology is shaping the expectations they have for their bricks-and-mortar experiences, a new report by SAS

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Gary Hilson


Crashing apps could cost retailers millions on Black Friday, Apteligent says

If your business has a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale that relies on a smartphone app to reach mobile consumers, you have millions of reasons to make sure it's in good working order.

Published on: November 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First Google Shop opens in Toronto Best Buy tour

TORONTO - The first of many Google Shops has opened in Toronto, and we were on hand to check out Google's new retail space in Best Buy locations across North America. At the

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Alex Radu

Consumers still prefer using cash to buy – for now: Payments Canada

Cash continues to be the preferred method of payment for the majority of Canadians, but its popularity isn't worth much. According to Payments Canada's latest "Canadian Payment Methods and Trends" report, released Thursday,

Published on: November 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Antoine Azar’s Thirdshelf unlocks the power of marketing automation for independent retailers

One of Antoine Azar’s favourite moments comes when he sees the light bulb click on in the head of his customer, usually some time around when the co-founder and chief technology officer of

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson