Research

Ecommerce-Retail

Canadian retailers still playing ‘catch-up’

New research from KPMG highlights a need to adapt to widespread digital and demographic changes.

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Why are Canadian businesses behind on AI?

Deloitte goes deep on the hurdles holding back implementation and demand for the technology.

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Majority of holiday shoppers plan to spend sensibly

Research reveals holiday spending continues to fall and fewer people are saving up for their expenses throughout the year.

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Companies struggle to turn innovation into value

New research by Accenture finds that an incremental approach to innovation fails to deliver above-average growth.

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How do online shopping habits vary by region?

Research by Environics Analytics identifies which products are most often bought online across different parts of the country.

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Consumers think Black Friday offers more savings

Meanwhile, Cyber Monday remains the king of convenience in consumers’ eyes, according to findings by Ipsos.

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Google unveils top searches heading into Black Friday

The tech company crunched the data to show which brands are on Canadians’ minds.

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Industry members partner on McGill’s new retail school

CloudRaker and a number of retailers will help tackle major challenges at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management.

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Grocery shoppers are hot on self-checkout, cold on buying online

A survey shows what Canadian consumers are looking for from their stores.

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The pros of greater transparency

Many brands remain unfamiliar with disclosure guidelines, according to a new IZEA Canada report.

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Social to have greater impact on holiday shopping: report

Instagram and YouTube provide a source of inspiration, while security factors will influence online purchases.

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Food and beverage companies largely compliant with self-regulation

Ad Standards’ 2017 audit finds participants in the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative showed “excellent compliance.”

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What do the fastest-growing tech companies have in common?

Companies on Deloitte’s Fast 50 list have similar thoughts on AI and talent.

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Marketers investing heavily in martech and innovation

Gartner’s annual CMO survey finds increased budgets in those areas in light of a slight decline in overall spend.

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Digital revenue and shopper spend grew in Q3

A report shows social and mobile has led not just to more traffic for ecomm sites, but greater buying intent.