Category Archives: Business in Canada

Amazon Prime Day 2017

Retail Drive provides great insights into this year’s Amazon Prime Day. Their 5 takeaways are: Prime Day 2017 had fewer fails Targeted deals grew key categories, but grocery lagged Amazon killed the competition Amazon won the marketplace battle New members and Amazon products … Read More…

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Staples to be Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $6.9B

Full details here: http://news.staples.com/press-release/corporate/staples-inc-enters-definitive-agreement-be-acquired-sycamore-partners-1025-s

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Sears Hoping To Restructure

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business. When you are outside a market, you need to know what is happening in that same market. Let Odyssey Partners be your eyes, ears and voice … Read More…

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Walmart Canada Shares How it’s Working to Stay Relevant in a Digital Age

Walmart Canada is testing things such as in-store scanners/phone apps, wider isles, lower shelves, walk-in fridges, and more strategic online a in-store product offerings to try stay relevant and compete with online shopping. Read the full details from The Globe and Mail article here.

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Tech Data Canada leader Rick Reid to retire

Congratulations Rick we wish you well in retirement! Read CDN’s story on it here.

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Canadian Tire Promotional Leader in Canada

Market Track’s Canada’s 2016 Year in Review lists Canadian Tire as the Promotional Leader across the country, followed by Walmart.     Review the full report to see the top Canadian advertising retailers and top promoted brands and manufacturers in 2016.  

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Whoosh! to the Rescue

Business Insider commissioned an experiment to see how much bacteria is on our smartphones – The results are in and they’re not pretty – “Here are all the germs, diseases, and bacteria that live on our phones”   Enter Whoosh! Leveraging the latest scientific advancements … Read More…

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Amazon’s Private Label Brands are Taking Over Market Share

“Reasons for Amazon’s success across different markets vary. In batteries, they have a price competitive product in a largely commoditized market with little brand loyalty. In speakers, they’ve developed truly innovative products that are redefining the market. The bottom line for brands is … Read More…

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2016 Gaming Chair Buying Guide

If you enjoy playing video games you’ll want to check out Gaming Space’s Ultimate Buying Guide.    Available for purchase at the following Canadian Retailers: Canadian Tire Home Depot  

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Canadian Economy Weaker than Expected

Let’s hope the second half of 2016 improves -> Economy weaker than expected to start 2016

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