Category Archives: Retailers

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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Will Showrooms be the Future of Retail?

Lara Ewen of RetailDrive shares her opinions and interviews industry leaders to provide some interesting predictions on the future of showrooms. “As customers change the way they shop, retail will also have to change, both to accommodate, but also to survive. “Showrooms are going to be a … Read More…

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AmazonFresh Drive-thru Stores Could be Amazon’s Next Move.

Amazon reportedly has plans to open 20 grocery stores in major U.S. cities over the next couple of years potentially with a buy online pickup via drive through format. Find the details here.

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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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7 Retail Trends to Watch in 2017

Jason Ankeny from Retail Dive makes his prediction on trends that will disrupt and define retail in 2017. Get the full article here and read his insights on things such as retail rivalries, how malls will be changing, and the influence of technology.

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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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Amazon Go Creates New In-Store Retail Experience

Amazon is launching a new service in early 2017 that will equip traditional stores with technology that through an app, let’s the shopper enter the store, pick up and put back items, and walk out. Interesting that a major new initiative targeted at shaking … Read More…

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Shopping trends for Holidays 2016

73% of consumers plan to check prices online before going shopping in-store. This and other great information on 2016 shopping trends from Market Track  is available in a handy infographic right here.

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