New technology tools help retailers curb theft

It's difficult to be a customer-focused retailer these days if you're too busy worrying that your employees are stealing merchandise and money from right under your nose-and contributing to the $40 billion shrink

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

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

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Agam Shah

RFID helps small suppliers take on the big guys

Small Canadian companies can use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as an effective marketing tool to compete with bigger businesses on their own turf, according to a top executive of a global merchandising

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Sony gets its merchandising game on

In the gaming industry, speed is everything. When new computer games hit the streets, about 70 per cent of the revenue they bring in will be earned within the first six to eight

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

London Drugs shelves PeopleSoft scheduling app

Managing the varied shifts in retail stores is not easy. That’s why Western-Canadian retailer London Drugs has replaced a time and labour module from major software vendor PeopleSoft Inc., and a custom-built scheduling

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Grant Buckler