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Mountain Equipment Partners with Cineplex to Boost In-Store Digital Experience

Companies Working Together on Strategic Digital Signage Solution at 20 Locations Across Canada TORONTO–Cineplex Digital Media has partnered with Mountain Equipment Co-op to deliver a unique digital signage solution that optimizes the retail experience for customers at MEC stores across the country. Leveraging its strategic experience design services, CDM introduced …

Disruptive TechnologyMobile MarketingRetail

McDonald’s Canada is first Quick Service Restaurant in Canada to launch nationwide on Google Assistant-powered smart speakers, smartphones

LivePerson helps McDonald’s Canada launch conversational commerce on Google Assistant LivePerson conversational commerce solutions is powering a new conversational service for McDonald’s Canada that is now available to all Google Assistant-powered smartphone and smart speaker users in Canada. This new offering, the McDonald’s Action on Google Assistant — the first …


Staples Canada Partners with Instacart to Offer Same-day Delivery in the GTA

First-of-its-kind partnership brings one-hour delivery to busy Staples customers across Toronto Staples Canada continues its commitment to become The Working and Learning Company by partnering with Instacart, a North American leader in online groceries, on a pilot to offer same-day delivery to customers in select locations in the Greater Toronto …

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Loblaw trials digital advertising service that rewards customers

“Imagine if every Canadian was rewarded for every ad they saw online.” BRAMPTON–Loblaw Companies announced the trial launch of a new service that harnesses the power of its PC Optimum loyalty program to provide customers with more relevant advertising and reward them for the simple act of seeing those ads …


Tim Hortons serves up new loyalty program

Tims Rewards gives guests a free coffee, tea or baked good after every seventh visit The number seven is about to become the new favourite number for Tim Hortons guests. Not only was the number seven NHL legend Tim Horton’s retiring jersey number, starting today, Canadians will be rewarded after …

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Partnership Brings SecureTablePay Pay-at-the-Table Experience to Restaurant Merchants

Posera and PAX Announce U.S. Partnership PAX Technology Inc.  a leading international supplier of secure electronic payment terminal hardware and transactional software services, and Toronto-based Posera Ltd., a leading provider of software solutions for the hospitality industry, announce today that PAX’s Android payment terminals will be available in the U.S. …


Birks Offers Customers a New Way to Shop Online

Birks  signs on with Flexiti’s Private Label Credit Card TORONTO– Birks Group has launched its online financing solution, modernizing consumer lending for its customers across Canada, by adopting Flexiti Financial’s private label, point-of-sale consumer financing solution for retailers. The online offering complements Flexiti’s in-store financing which was implemented last year …


RYU Launches New Website To Evolve Digital Experience

VANCOUVER–RYU Apparel Inc., creators of urban athletic apparel, has officially launched its new website. RYU – which stands for Respect Your Universe – is an award-winning Vancouver-based urban athletics and accessories brand with nine experiential retail stores, fully operational in Canada and the United States. The new website expands …


Signatures Unveils New Brand Identity

OTTAWA–With its sights set on celebrating 40 years in Canadian craft, Signatures today unveiled a completely transformed visual identity. For the first time in its history, the Canadian handmade marketplace leader will unify all 20 of its shows under one singular brand. Fans can immediately experience the new look on …

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BrandSpark International’s 2019 Best New Product Award Winners Announced

Survey of over 18,000 Canadians reveals shifting consumer preferences for health-conscious, environmentally-friendly and natural products TORONTO–Market research firm BrandSpark International announced the results of their 16th annual Best New Product Awards (BNPA) and new research on Canadians’ shopping habits for everyday consumer products. More than 18,000 Canadians voted on the …