ORC - does it exist in
Canada? Or is it that the newspapers just don't pick it up?
We've certainly heard of a number of ORC cases but rarely do
we see anything in the newspapers about the subject. Even
when surveys are released in the States, Canadian newspapers
just don't pick them up. A number of senior LP executives
have mentioned them to us here at the Daily over the years
but they never get any press.At the Daily we spend
countless hours scoring the papers and the net looking for
the articles but rarely see them. Certainly we see the
counterfeit cases, ID theft cases, and credit card/debit
card cases but rarely the ORC or fencing case. So we at the
Daily would like to ask the Canadian LP community - Does it
exist there and why doesn't your press pick them up? Any
From "Reinvention" to "Differentiate or Die" and from
"Multi-channel" to now "Omni-channel" - It’s time to get
'radical' in retail
Today, the traditional model of
retail itself has undergone a radical reinvention, and it’s
being driven by the consumer. Armed with mobile technology
at their fingertips, these savvy new consumers are abreast
of the latest trends and competitor information, they can
access the best deals instantly – and they are using this
data to steer a revolution in retail that ultimately
benefits them. Omni-channel incorporates mobile commerce and
social media to develop a more converged and unified
approach to the customer experience. In essence, the
Omni-channel strategy aims to enhance customer engagement
and increase brand loyalty by developing a relationship with
the end consumer. To demonstrate how pervasive this radical
retail revolution is, a report released by KPMG entitled the
Converged Lifestyle: KPMG’s Consumers & Convergence Report,
highlight some interesting findings about the Canadian
consumer in this new digital world.
Ann Inc. opens its first Loft store in Toronto's Yorkdale
The announcement comes just weeks after
Ann Taylor announced its first international locations would
open in Toronto this fall. One of the locations will be at
the Eaton Centre, reports Toronto Life. The second location
is yet to be confirmed. J.Crew, Express, Marshalls, Intermix
and Tory Burch have all opened bricks-and-mortar locations
in Canada. The Hudson’s Bay Co. acquired Canadian franchise
rights for Topshop and Topman, opening the first store for
the British fast-fashion chains in Toronto last October.
Rogers Communications - Canada's largest mobile operator -
turning to three new markets: so-called "machineto-machine"
technology; retail transactions made with smartphones; and
video consumption over mobile devices.
With revenues slowing or even declining in traditional
telecom services such as home Internet and rates for
cellphone calls all the mobile operators in North America
are feeling the pinch and they're all looking at these new
sources of revenue and sprinting as fast as they can.
Quebec store owner defends himself with Bear Spray from
two armed thieves. The store owner blasted the thieves with a pepper spray
bear repellent then grabbed one suspect until police
arrived. The Canadian Parliament is currently reviewing
the rights of Store owners to defend themselves and the
ability to make a citizens arrest.
Senate considers expanding citizen's arrest powers.
The senators are considering Bill C-26, which provides Canadians
with greater powers of citizen's arrest. It was widely supported
in the House of Commons.
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