Yesterday, Canadian Tire opened what it is calling a "Showcase" store in Edmonton. The large 140,000, two-floor location is three times larger than the average Canadian Tire store (see above photo).
Quartz reported today that nearly half (47%) of global credit card fraud occurs in the U.S., despite the U.S. only accounting for about a quarter (24%) of the world's credit cards, according to a report from Barclays (see above graphic).
I came across an interesting article from L2 the other day (May 1), which made a bold claim: "Macy's will be the most successful retailer of the next five years, not Amazon," wrote L2's Scott Galloway.
News.com.au reported (April 18) that the number of Australians using Mastercard's NFC tap-to-pay technology to buy fast food increased, amid the nation's growing obesity crisis.
WINNIPEG, MB – April 14, 2015 – iQmetrix is pleased to invite members of the media to the grand opening of its new office location at the Centrepoint complex (Unit 200 - 311 Portage Avenue) in downtown Winnipeg. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature a ribbon cutting, office tours, product demos and complimentary refreshments.
Mashable 's Lance Ulanoff reported (Jan. 29) that during Tim Cook's Jan. 27 earning call, Apple shared a couple of stats related to Apple pay usage:
On Saturday (Jan. 10), MobileROI's Puneet Mehta wrote a guest blog post for VentureBeat, outlining his outlook for mobile payments in the New Year. "It's not all rosy," he writes.
TechCrunch reported today on Amazon's new "Make An Offer" option, which seems like a neat way for consumers to get a bit of “wiggle room” on prices, while making it easier for vendors to make a sale.
On Monday (Oct. 27), Advertising Age published an interesting article on how Walmart bases marketing decisions on weather data.
WIRED published an interesting article yesterday (Oct. 27) on changing consumer spending habits. Author Marcus Wohlsen talks about how consumers don’t want to buy media (books, movies, music) anymore –- they’d rather rent. This is a problem for content providers like Apple (i.e. iTunes) and Amazon, he says.
You’re invited to attend the webinar: