NetSuite gives retailers a leg up with new offerings

San Jose, Calif. – NetSuite Inc. is making it easier for brick-and-mortar retailers to delight their Internet-savvy customers. During this week’s SuiteWorld conference the cloud software giant released a retail apparel edition that,

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NetSuite launches new billing software ‘SuiteBilling’, updates Oneworld

San Jose, Calif. - Cloud software firm NetSuite Inc. announced a slew of new products and updates on Tuesday, including a new billing offering and a significant update for its popular OneWorld platform, during

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sport Chek opens hi-tech flagship store in Vancouver

Sport Chek has opened a new flagship store on Robson street in Vancouver, B.C. designed to engage athletes and entice customers with a high-tech approach to retail. The Vancouver opening marks the fifth Canadian

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

How shoe retailer Aldo digitized its retail efforts with SAP Hybris

It might be an icon in the world of footwear, but until recently Montreal-based Aldo Group didn't have much of a digital footprint: by the company's own admission, its previous iCongo servers were

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Increase employee engagement by giving them a SoapBox to stand on

Like many in the manufacturing sector, the majority of workers employed by dairy giant Parmalat Canada receive hourly wages – not the greatest recipe for an engaged workforce, Scott Goodman, the company’s vice-president

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian Tire’s $400 million drive to shift gears as a clicks-and-bricks retailer

This is not your grandfather’s Canadian Tire. An augmented reality catalogue. Virtual reality store displays. A gaming lab. And a fitness obsessed tech genius based in the Ukraine. They're all part of a push

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Christine Wong

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