Retail predictions for 2013: what’s next for Canadian retail?

By Robin Copland, Director of Business Development in the SAS Americas Retail Practice In the third quarter of a fiscal year, retailers have only two things on their minds: the upcoming holiday sales season

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

Retailers revive RFID for better ROI

For the retailing industry, the adoption of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology this decade has been one long, strange journey: Periods of irrational exuberance followed by times of great frustration and confusion; expensive pilot

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Former IT leader Walmart loses its path in Web 2.0 world

Sam Walton didn't care much for technology. The legendary patriarch of Wal-Mart Stores was well-known for his lack of excitement about "computers," as he called the company's IT systems. "Truthfully, I never viewed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 31st, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Wal-Mart to bring electronic health records into small medical offices

Wal-Mart's IT group has been known for a lot of things over the years: supply chain excellence and arrogance, bullying its suppliers, leading-edge technology adoption, mistrust of ERP and off-the-shelf retail BI applications,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

“It’s a jolly ‘oliday at Wal-Mart,” croons CEO Lee Scott

See related story: 250 million reasons for Wal-Mart's RFID exploitsIt's beginning to look a lot like a Wal-Mart Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in the overcrowded superstore, glistening once againWith checkout

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 11th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum and Joaquim P. Menezes

Unsavoury terms, lack of tech maturity blamed for Wal-Mart’s failed RFID edict

Five years ago, when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. issued a startling mandate that its suppliers must adopt radio frequency identification technology, Daisy Brand Inc. quickly volunteered to be first out of the gate.Today, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Wal-Mart ends store sales of Linux PCs

Wal-Mart has stopped selling Everex's Linux-based PC in its stores because of a tepid response from customers, although it will continue to sell the product online, the retailer said Tuesday.The customer response to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2008 Agam Shah