PCM makes another big acquisition

The ink on the paper for the Acrodex acquisition hadn’t dried yet and PCM – also known as PC Mall Inc. – has concluded another deal to obtain the business-to-business assets of Systemax's

Published on: November 18th, 2015 CDN Staff

Buying through social media will drive online retail growth: Juniper

Online retailers could see as much as 17 per cent growth in sales this year, and they will have social media to thank for it. Market research firm Juniper released findings that indicate the

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Dave Yin

Telus to close all Blacks photography stores by August

Telus today announced the closure of all Blacks stores, effective August 8, 2015. In total, 59 Blacks stores, nearly all of which are in Ontario, will be closed, according to an official Telus

Published on: June 9th, 2015 CDN Staff

Future Shop’s closure by the numbers

Much has been said about Best Buy Inc.'s sudden announcement to shutter all Future Shop locations this weekend - a move with implications far beyond a simple rebranding. CDN has compiled a list of figures

Published on: March 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

Future of retail study highlights sharp decline in cash use

Just how are consumers paying for goods these days? The most interesting findings of a recent Future of Retail Study released by Walker Sands Communications may not be how much mobile payments have grown

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

Death of MSPs may be just around the corner

It’s time for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to take a lesson from the retail world – change or die. Target didn’t learn this lesson in Canada, and they’ve paid the price for it

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Stuart Crawford

Canada playing catchup in retail predictions and analytics: IDC

Canada is lagging behind in the adoption of big data and more innovative use of analytics in event and trend predictions, especially compared to the US, according to market research firm IDC. Tony

Published on: December 22nd, 2014 Dave Yin

In photos: the grand opening of the Microsoft Store at the Eaton Centre

Microsoft knows how to throw a party.  In case you missed the grand opening of the flagship store at the Toronto Eaton Centre, here's a look at the festivities. Read our coverage of

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Dave Yin

Microsoft Store has finally arrived in downtown Toronto

Microsoft Canada’s third store in the Greater Toronto Area and ninth in Canada overall opened Thursday at Toronto’s Eaton Centre and is being touted as a “flagship” store despite a slightly smaller retail

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Dave Yin

Top Microsoft Canada executive leaving company

CDN has learned that Greg Barber, a 23-year veteran of Microsoft Canada will be leaving his position as well as the subsidiary before the end of this year. Barber’s departure was announced to

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Canadian notebook vendor cuts prices through program

Ottawa-based hardware vendor Eurocom has introduced a new program focused on the education market called Eurocom Education Discount Program. This program offers a 10 per cent discount on all Eurocom customizable and upgradable

Published on: July 4th, 2014 CDN Staff

Retailer reaction to the new Surface Pro 3

Its been just over a week since the Surface Pro 3 launched in Canada. It was unveiled by Microsoft Canada at the Surface Cafe in downtown Toronto. But, what's been the reaction so far

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Buying patterns of the connected generation

A few Saturdays back I visited consumer electronics stores/departments to research buying patterns/activities. There was a lot of showrooming – using the mobile device to check reviews, store/product comments, competitive pricing – but

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Max Spindle

IT retailer expands beyond high tech

TigerDirect.com is literally going in another direction. The high tech retailer with six locations in Canada, all in the province of Ontario, will be adding four unexpected product categories to their portfolio: home

Published on: April 7th, 2014 CDN Staff