Category Archives: Retailers

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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In-store Shopping Insights

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…

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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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Google Coming to a Store Near You

Best Buy Canada is teaming up with Google for an innovative retail experience, see all the details here

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Staples Canada Announces New President

In it’s continued commitment to ending gender gaps, Staples Canada has announced it’s new President Mary Sagat. Read the full details and find out more about Sagat’s history with Staples here

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