Retailers and Businesses in Gay Villages in Canada Struggle Amid the Pandemic: Study

The study found that the gay villages have seen a disproportionate number of closures, boarded up storefronts and high rents compared to the rest of the LGBTQ+ business community.

Lightspeed Announces Acquisition of Two Global Digital Commerce Businesses

The massive acquisition provides Lightspeed customers new further digital capabilities, enhanced supply chain management as well as enhanced online customer experiences.

Lightspeed Integrates Google Tools Amid Shop Local Movement

The integration will allow independent retailers to manage various Google tools directly in their Lightspeed commerce platform at no additional cost.

BRIEF: Cartier Shuts on Bloor for Renovation, Nordstrom Launches BEAUTYCYCLE in Canada

Other News: Costco opens 2 more business centres in Alberta and Ontario, Lightspeed expands, The Home Depot partners with Brian Gluckstein on collection.

Partnership Announced Between Digital Main Street and Lightspeed to Help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The partnership extends on the ShopHERE initiative which helps build and optimize online stores for independent businesses and artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lightspeed to Acquire Cloud-Based Retail Management Software Company Vend

The acquisition doubles Lightspeed’s customer base and expands its retail footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lightspeed Revolutionizes Supply Chain of Independent Retailers with Launch of Supplier Network

Global commerce leader pioneers direct integration of small and medium-sized businesses with industry-leading suppliers.

Montreal Design Marketplace SOUK Goes Digital for the 1st Time

Thanks to its close partnership with Lightspeed, SOUK has been able to launch a fully-integrated digital platform to provide its virtual attendees with the same engagement as before.

Survey Shows Majority of Canadians will Shop Local at Retailers this Holiday Season

A survey by lightspeed shows a renewed interest in supporting local businesses during the pandemic.

Lightspeed Acquires U.S. Cloud-Based Commerce Business ShopKeep

Lightspeed’s acquisition of ShopKeep greatly increases the cloud-based commerce platform’s presence in the United States.
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