BodyBlock AI uses 3D body scans to help clothing retailers find customers their perfect fit

Buying clothes online can, at the same time, be the most convenient thing ever and the most frustrating. One retailer’s "large" might be another’s "medium," or your wishful thinking about fitting into those slim-fit

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Dollarama’s new online store offers products by the case

If you love prowling the aisles of Dollarama for all of life's knick-knacks but often find yourself wanting an entire case of, say, essentials such as bathroom cleaner, then you're in luck. The

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Microsoft and Kroger partner to bring ‘retail-as-a-service’ product to market

It seems like almost anything is available 'as-a-service' these days and today Microsoft Corp. and major U.S. grocery retailer The Kroger Co. are looking to bring to bring a new retail-as-a-service (RaaS) product

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

How Rubikloud is changing the retail landscape with automation

Rubikloud is using artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technologies to help retailers become more efficient, and plans to become the pre-eminent, global leader in AI software for enterprise retailers. The Toronto-based business, which

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

3 tips from Salesforce’s digital evangelist to help retailers thrive in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

The next industrial revolution was a recurring theme at this year's Dreamforce, customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Salesforce.com Inc.'s annual conference - one frequently accompanied by the statistic that 60 per cent

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shopping mall revenues rise in Canada, slump south of the border

As the holiday shopping season swings into high gear, new research shows Canadian malls have racked up higher sales per square foot than their U.S. counterparts over the past three years. The Retail

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian retailers aren’t meeting shopper expectations fast enough, Salesforce finds

Canadian shoppers want a more personalized experience, and according to Salesforce.com Inc., retailers aren't listening. For its third annual Connected Shopper report, the customer relationship management (CRM) giant interviewed more than 1000 Canadians

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why ITWC is shining a light on digital transformation

At ITWC’s recent Technicity event held with the City of Toronto, I referenced research that suggested by 2020 three-quarters of the companies listed on the S&P 500 would be names that are unfamiliar

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Fawn Annan

2015 predictions: The future of Canadian retail

In 2015, the face of retail in Canada will drastically change into showroom style boutiques and branded ecosystems - creating new opportunities for brands, distributors and retailers to engage consumers in-person and virtually

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ashley Huffman