Published: June 30th, 2014

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 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

Microsoft recruits partners to focus on verticals with Dynamics AX

ATLANTA - Microsoft's partners community got an encouraging signal they remain an integral part of the business model at this year's Convergence conference, as the Redmond-based software giant trumpeted the success of a

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft opens its fourth store in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Microsoft’s fourth retail location in the Square One Shopping Centre in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga will have a focus on service. In this video feature, more than 2,000 people lined up over night

Published on: February 28th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Microsoft Store focuses on service

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Microsoft's fourth retail location had its grand opening today at the Square One Shopping Centre in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. More than 2,000 people lined up over night to

Published on: February 8th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Samsung gets into server-less printing for SMB

While Samsung Electronics was hobnobbing with the celebrities and fashion icons at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show in New York City, the company announced availability of its BusinessCore Printing Solutions for small and

Published on: February 5th, 2014 CDN Staff

Physical and IT security come together at the West Edmonton Mall

The West Edmonton Mall is one of Canada’s largest retail destinations, but no one would shop there if they didn’t feel safe. That’s why the company that runs the mall has been investing

Published on: January 30th, 2014 CDN Staff

Ricoh acquires Best Buy’s managed services arm

Printer vendor Ricoh has reached an agreement to buy managed services provider mindShift Technologies Inc., a company currently owned by retailer Best Buy Co. of Minneapolis, Minn. Best Buy uses mindShift for providing

Published on: January 21st, 2014 CDN Staff

D&H Canada snags LG Canada senior executive

Shawn Snobelen is now with D&H Canada. The long time LG Canada and Brother Canada executive is the new national manager of retail and online sales for the Mississauga, Ont.-based distributor. Snobelen has more

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ottawa vendor partners with Best Buy on new PC line

Eurocom of Ottawa has confirmed that it has struck a deal with Best Buy Canada and will be working together on building business and consumer notebooks for the marketplace. These machines will feature

Published on: January 17th, 2014 CDN Staff

Weezer will headline as Microsoft opens Mississauga store

Microsoft will open its fourth Canadian retail store in Mississauga, Ont. on February 8th, and will cap the grand opening weekend with a free public concert by Weezer on Feb. 9th. The new

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Quebec pharmacy chain deploys Dynamics for POS

How do you move a drug store chain with more than 400 franchised locations into the future of retail? That was the question the Longueuil, Que.-based The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. was forced to

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

D&H brings American Black Friday to Canada

Nov. 29th is Black Friday for many Americans. Black Friday is the day after U.S. Thanksgiving and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Traditionally Black Friday means heavily discounted items on

Published on: November 25th, 2013 CDN Staff

Five opportunities to help retailers improve their e-commerce IT strategies

As online shopping becomes easier and more convenient for consumers, days like Cyber Monday have become just as crucial as Black Friday for retailers. This year,, a digital commerce community for the

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Tony Vottima