The economy is doing well, so why can’t Canadian grocers hike prices?

Grocers need to find a way to make inflation work for them and that means competing in the online market

The economy is doing well, so why can’t Canadian grocers hike prices?Retail food prices aren’t moving much. They’re barely higher than last year, up a modest 0.5 per cent. And according to Statistics Canada, prices dropped by 0.7 per cent over the winter months. U.S. grocers are dealing with the same issue. Since Canada's economy has some momentum, you would expect food retail prices to inch…

Online shopping initiative moving ahead

ShopKindersleyOnline website will inform shoppers about all the products available at local businesses and disrupt the tide of online purchases

Online shopping initiative moving aheadKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative to get the attention of online shoppers, and the plan involves a new website. Rick Miller, who sits on the chamber’s board of directors, is spearheading the program being referred to as ShopKindersleyOnline. The chamber issued a letter to…

Chamber to explore online shopping for Kindersley

The goal is to promote a culture that encourages online shoppers to shop in town

Chamber to explore online shopping for KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Online shopping is having an impact on businesses, and the Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce hopes to capture a part of that online market for Kindersley. Rick Miller, a business owner and chamber of commerce director, came up with the idea to start a program to promote local businesses…

Amazon brings democratic simplicity to the food industry

The online giant is essentially about merchandizing convenience for all. Organic foods and meal kits are its latest targets

Amazon brings democratic simplicity to the food industryAmazon isn’t wasting time wading in to the food industry – and speed of execution and ease of delivery are at the heart of its business model. As soon as United States regulators approved its acquisition of Whole Foods last week, Amazon announced it would aggressively reduce the price of several organic staples in all 431 Whole Foods…

Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes a bite out of the food industry

Given its ability to fuse efficient distribution and strategic market insight, the e-commerce giant could well become the leading food retailer in North America

Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes a bite out of the food industryAmazon is intent on becoming the world's most powerful retailer, with the help of food sales. Amazon's US$13-billion takeover of Whole Foods isn’t shocking. It’s been rumoured for months. Now the mammoth Amazon, with its large revenues and small profits, has confirmed those rumours by making the biggest deal in its history. And acquiring troubled…

Could bitcoin become the world’s only currency?

It seems fair to say that the world is gradually moving towards the e-currency as a global currency

Could bitcoin become the world’s only currency?In a short space of time bitcoin has gone from being a novel idea thought up by a mysterious character named Satoshi Nakamato to a worldwide phenomenon used in 131 countries across the globe. It reached an all-time trading high of $2,000 earlier this year, and continues to make a case for being a prime…