Small Businesses Make It Easier, Safer to Shop Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

TORONTO, ON—86 percent of small businesses say that it is critical for small business survival that people make an extra effort to shop local this year, according to the latest survey data by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). According to CFIB’s estimates, Canada could lose nearly 24,000 retailers …

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Heyday Launches Shopify App: in Time for Holiday Shopping (and Store Closures)

MONTREAL, QC–Heyday has launched its self-serve Sales & Support Chat application on the Shopify App Store. It is a code-free starter version of Heyday’s full suite of features, built to help merchants sell and support their customers online. It includes an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Product Search for customers to browse …

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Purolator, Michaels Partner on Shipping, Sweepstakes

TORONTO, ON–Purolator package pick-up and drop-off services are now available at 135 Michaels retail stores across Canada, including three self-serve Quick Stop Kiosks at select locations, thereby offering customers more convenient ways to send and receive packages, including curbside service. To celebrate the new partnership, Purolator and Michaels are also …

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Canadians’ Holiday Shopping: Naughty or Nice? In-Store or Online?

TORONTO, ON–Are Canadians’ holiday spending plans going to be naughty, or nice i.e. spending less or more? And will they flock to the stores or let their fingers do the shopping, online? COVID-19 may unfortunately have moved Canadians to the latter with arguably country’s largest retail market: Toronto and the …

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Driven By COVID-19, More Canadians Will Shop Online: JLL

TORONTO, ON–With the COVID-19 pandemic now in the feared second wave Canadians are increasingly likely to shop more from home than in the store. A recent JLL study, 2020 Retail Holiday Survey – Canada, shows Canadians are more selective about going to physical stores. And as a result, 37 percent …

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Canadians Changing Holiday Shopping Behaviour: Mastercard

TORONTO, ON–As COVID-19 continues to transform the retail landscape, this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be like none other. And for several reasons according to a new survey from Mastercard. Canadian shoppers are prioritizing support of local businesses: acts that will be carried forward into the holiday season. …

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Canadians Want To Shop, But Spend Less, And More Online

TORONTO, ON–The COVID-19 pandemic and with it the economic uncertainties will likely lead to less holiday spending this year. But Canadians are still planning to get into the festive spirit, though with other spending priorities. And they will do so with eCommerce but at the same time shop more locally …

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How Canadians Will Shop on Black Friday: RetailMeNot

AUSTIN, TX–Black Friday is routinely the busiest shopping day of the holiday season. However, with stores limiting the number of shoppers and COVID-19 restrictions in place, Canadians are taking a different approach this year. According to a recent survey by RetailMeNot.ca, out of those planning on shopping during Black Friday, …

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PayBright launches new securitization facility for Buy Now, Pay Later offering in Canada

Provides highly scalable new funding for PayBright’s fast-growing consumer receivables TORONTO, ON—-PayBright, Canada’s leading provider of installment payments for consumer purchases at the point of sale, announced today that it has launched a highly scalable new securitization facility. The committed facility was arranged by one of Canada’s “Big Five” banks …

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KFC Selects Restaurant Analytics Solution From Manthan for its Canadian Business

Enters long-term partnership to drive digital transformation with data and analytics VAUGHAN, ON–KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., announced today it has selected Manthan, a leading cloud-based AI and Analytics provider, as a strategic partner in their digital transformation journey. Over the last number of years, KFC Canada has …

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