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Older workers moving to retail sector
Feb. 29, 2012, Canada — Many older Canadians hurt by the financial crisis have been forced to find work to supplement their income, a new analysis by TD Economics reveals. | READ MORE
Email analytics for small businesses
Feb. 29, 2012, Canada — Email analytics allow small businesses to drill-down to individual customers with surprising precision, The Globe And Mail reports. | READ MORE
Social media affects customer loyalty most: survey
Feb. 29, 2012, Cincinnati, OH — Loyalty 360 - The Loyalty Marketer's Association has released the results of its latest survey, exploring the issues that its members believe most affect customer loyalty and retention.
Seasons Christmas Show gets bigger
Feb. 28, 2012, Mississauga, ON - The 2012 Seasons Christmas Show is growing.
pickOntario campaign offers 60 reasons to give flowers
Feb. 24, 2012, Toronto - pickOntario is launching a campaign designed to inspire new reasons for customers to give or receive flowers.
FTD facing customer complaints
Feb. 23, 2012, Chicago - Angry Valentine's Day customers say they never received flowers ordered from one of America's most recognizable names, ABC's Chicago affiliate reports. | READ MORE
Online flower shops felt the squeeze of recession too
Feb. 23, 2012, Los Angeles - Although online flower shops have captured significant market shares from brick-and-mortar florists in recent years, the industry still suffered significant revenue declines as a result of the economic downturn, IBISWorld reports.
Retailers hoping to get pinned on social media
Feb. 22, 2012, United States - Depending on whom you listen to, the social scrapbooking site Pinterest is either "a gift from the social media gods for style-conscious retailers" or "digital crack for women," George Anderson reports for RetailWire.com. | READ MORE
Retail sales edge lower in December
Feb. 22, 2012, Ottawa - Canadian shoppers reined in spending before Christmas last year as retail sales slumped 0.2 per cent in December, despite apparent deep discount sales from stores. | READ MORE
Walmart leases space to independent florist
Feb. 12, 2012, Viera, FL - In what may become a trend, Walmart has leased space to an independent florist south of the border as part of a growing "store-within-a-store" strategy. Few deny the chain's ability to draw consumers.