Category Archives: Retailers
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
The following is an excerpt from the article “Best Buy Demos Virtual Reality” written by Dan Muller and featured on Total Retail “According to Market Track’s 2016 Shopper Insight Series Survey, a significant portion of consumers choose to make purchases in-store because they … Read More…
“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…
Best Buy Canada is teaming up with Google for an innovative retail experience, see all the details here