Retail Council of Canada

Beware The Credit Bounce

Dominic Nicholls | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business
Dominic Nicholls

The recent spat between Walmart Canada and Visa has reignited the debate about interchange; the fee paid by a merchant to customers' banks when a payment card has been used for the purchase. It is, effectively, a price to be paid for the convenience, efficiency and relative safety of card payment systems.

Walmart Ban On Visa Cards From Stores Begins In Thunder Bay, Ont.

CP | Ross Marowits | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business

The retailing giant is eliminating Visa as a payment option at three stores in Thunder Bay, vowing to roll it out to its 400 locations in Canada.

Walmart Canada Faces 'Gaping Self-Inflicted Wound' In Visa Dispute

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business

Having the public's sympathy might not help Walmart's bottom line.

Walmart Pay Coming To Canada Amid Dispute With Visa: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Business

Walmart's own payment system could be in place in Canada in 2017.

Canadian Grocers Totally Confident About Selling GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business

And no, they won't label the products to let you know.

Major Canadian Grocers Commit To Cage-Free Eggs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — A slew of grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada, including Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart and others have joined a growing lis...

In Canada, Good Weather Means More Spending

CBC | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians did less cross-border shopping this holiday season compared to previous years, says the Retail Council of Canada. The council says Canadia...

Tories To Table Bill Tackling U.S.-Canada Price Gap

CP | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canada's competition bureau is getting new powers to investigate why many items cost less in the United States.Industry Minister James Moo...

Stores Are Making It Harder To Get A Refund

CBC | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

Want your money back? Not so fast. Return policies are getting tighter as retailers try to protect themselves from returns fraud -- and honest custome...

Ice Storm 2013: What Will This Cost?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

As central Canada struggles to get back to normal following this weekend’s ice storm, some are already turning their attention to that burning quest...

After Bangladesh, Retail Council Will Update Guidelines

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Retail Council of Canada is updating its industry guidelines in the wake of a building collapse at a garment factory in Bangladesh that ...

Daniel Tencer

Why Are Prices Higher In Canada Than In The U.S.?

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Business

It’s the holiday season, that magical time of year when Canadians come together to ask: Why are we still paying more for everything than Americans? ...

Employees' Sticky Fingers Cost Big Money For Retailers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Business

The number of employees making five-finger discounts while at work is on the rise and it's costing retailers a pretty penny. According to a report...

Sick Of Canada-U.S. Price Gap? Blame Multinational Suppliers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Identical widescreen TVs, bottles of hair conditioner and even painkillers cost Canadian shoppers more than their American neighbours despite...

Retailers Bring Black Friday To Canada In Cross-Border Shopping Battle

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canadian bargain hunters took a decidedly more docile approach to Black Friday than their sharp-elbowed American cousins, some of whom had ...