'Great time to be expanding': Old-school retailer Simons keeps faith in beautiful stores in Age of Amazon. Sears Canada's departure has also boosted Simons. Peter Simons, CEO of the 178-year old family run company, at best sounds cautiously optimistic about the industry's future.Clement Allard for National Post. We are private and we have the luxury and the DNA to work longer term. We are old-school merchants.
Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future
Jan 23 2018By Nick Wingfield
The technology inside Amazon’s new convenience store, opening Monday in downtown Seattle, enables a shopping experience like no other — including no checkout lines. The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone app.
Amazon: Using Big Data to understand customers
Dec 07 2017By Bernard Marr
Amazon has thrived by adopting an “everything under one roof” model. However, when faced with such a huge range of options, customers can often feel overwhelmed. They effectively become data-rich, with tons of options, but insight-poor, with little idea about what would be the best purchasing decision for them.
Top Retail Trends of 2017 Extended
Oct 02 2017Courtesy of Michael Spence
With 2017 nearly half over, we thought it would be a good idea to review some of the top retail trends we are seeing so far this year. Retail technology is featuring high on the list of what independent and local retailers can now do to improve their in-store offers. We provide mobile coupons, digital receipts and in the future customizable receipt promos with our unique cloud-connected printers.