12 questions to determine if you are a customer company

Not sure what a customer company is? Well it’s more than just having a loyalty program. It’s more than just over-servicing customers. Every business where they are a one person operation out a

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Canadian Tire goes high tech

Canadian Tire COO Marco Marrone may have said it best: “Why would Canadian Tire want to open up a digital development lab” at Communitech, the Waterloo-region’s technology hub that features other labs from

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN’s Technology in Retail Roundtable

The latest influx of U.S. retail giants such as Target setting up shop in Canada may be a competitive threat to Canadian retailers - but it could create new opportunities for Canada’s IT

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Christine Wong

Sometimes market correction requires rocking the boat

OMG Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer made a policy change and told people they had to show up to work. It’s obvious she’s the Wicked Witch of the West. Oh, you say, Best Buy’s boss

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Max Spindle

Major retailer opens up digital lab in Waterloo-region tech hub

Canadian Tire COO Marco Marrone may have said it best: “Why would Canadian Tire want to open up a digital development lab” at Communitech, the Waterloo-region’s technology hub that features other labs from

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ontario reseller opens up shop in Newfoundland

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is affectionately called the "Rock." And, for the most of its history the economy of Newfoundland has been rocky, but in the last half decade the province mostly

Published on: March 19th, 2013 CDN Staff

Bell to acquire all The Source by Circuit City stores

For months the speculation was that Best Buy or The Brick would acquire The Source By Circuit City stores in Canada. But, yesterday evening seemingly out of the blue Bell (TSX: BCE) became

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft hires former Wal-Mart exec to launch retail business

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to open its own retail stores to "transform the PC and Microsoft buying experience," the company said as it hired an executive to run the retail operation.The stores will

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

No liquidation sale at The Source by Circuit City in Canada

Barrie, Ont.-based InterTAN Canada Ltd. was quick to issue a statement saying all 765 stores will remain open in Canada, while its U.S.-based Circuit City Stores are about to sell off its merchandise

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Paolo Del Nibletto

The Source by Circuit City stores to remain open

The Source by Circuit City has not short circuited in Canada.All 772 electronics stores and dealer outlets in Canada under the InterTan Canada Ltd. umbrella will remain open after the Barrie, Ont.-based company,

Published on: November 11th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

Staples enters IT services business

Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is entering the IT services market with the introduction of three new services offerings, which target small to medium-sized businesses. In 2006, Staples acquired Thrive, an IT services company, which

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

IT retailers encroach on distributors

Will Best Buy or the local retail shop become the next distribution channel for VARs? Retailers aren't likely to replace established disties like Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Synnex, but they could become

Published on: September 25th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Gateway to stop selling PCs through Web site

Gateway on Friday said it would stop selling PCs through its Web site, instead focusing on selling PCs through third-party stores and other online retailers.Gateway has been selling PCs through partner retail stores

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Agam Shah

Retailers increasingly boost notebook sales

The trend toward users buying notebook computers instead of desktop PCs is helping boost market share for companies that have a strong retail presence, such as Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Acer, according to

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Agam Shah