Canadian Tire’s digital transformation revolutionizes the customer experience

It's not your father's Canadian Tire Catalogue. His catalogue - much thumbed, printed on newsprint and frequently stained with axle grease - was a fixture on garage and basement work benches.  But Canadian

Published on: June 12th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

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

Canadian Tire employees encouraged to use Facebook at Work

At Canadian Tire Corp. there are 2,500 employees that are logging into Facebook on a regular basis to post, comment, like, and share while they're on the clock - and their employer is

Published on: March 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Innovation ‘activator’ Craig Haney moves from Canadian Tire to Communitech

In some ways, Craig Haney's new job as the director of corporate innovation at Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech isn't all that different from his old job as manager of Canadian Tire Innovations - he

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire enters mobile wallet market with mPay & Play

Canadian Tire Corp. announced its second product launched to the mobile apps market and this time the effort supports its financial services division  with the release of mPay & Play. The app, available

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

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

5 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2015

If you're wondering who are going to be the movers and shakers in 2015 in digital technology in Canada you've arrived at the correct spot! 2014 was a year that saw many developments in

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Karim Kanji

2015 Predictions by Brian Jackson, Editor of ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZuUm8WoWE Apple Pay will stay out of Canada. Banks will continue to push their own mobile apps as a method of digital payment rather than make a deal with

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2015 Predictions: Canadian Tire launches location-based marketing

In 2015, you'll find that there is one more channel for marketers to reach you on that most people didn't experience previously - a message pushed to your smartphone, triggered by your proximity

Published on: December 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 people embracing digital shifts

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on the people

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

‘Phygital retailing’ with Canadian Tire’s Rex Lee

Canadian Tire just launched the digital version of its famous money, but the physical bills that have been around since 1958 are sticking around too. According to Rex Lee, the vice president of

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire money enters era of mobile payments

OTTAWA -- You know the digital era has fully arrived when even Sandy McTire, the Scottish icon that's appeared on Canadian Tire's paper money since 1961, is adopting mobile payments. On Tuesday, Canadian

Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji