Commerce in the Age of Generative AI [Video]

Darrell MacMullin of Mastercard says that generative AI’s development in commerce over the next five to seven years with the convergence of five key trends.

New Retail Relevancy Report Unveils ‘Smart Spending’ as Dominant Consumer Mindset in Canada

Financially stretched consumers are shifting spending patterns according to the report, which also discusses industry dynamics that are changing and could leave some retailers behind.

Broader Shift in Consumer Spending in Canada Towards Experiential Activities [Report/Expert Interview]

Steve Sadove of Mastercard goes over recent numbers showing a cautious Canadian consumer around retail, while foodservice businesses are "killing it" in terms of growth post-pandemic.

Canadian Retail Sales Expected to Increase More than 20% from Pre-Pandemic for Holidays [Report/Interview]

Steve Sadove says that consumers are spreading things out this year, shopping earlier and later for a variety of reasons that have some retailers baffled.

Canadian Consumer Spending Sees Boost in August as Retailers Prepare for Fall/Winter [Study/Interview]

Retailers are now grappling with excess inventory as they head into the fall with concern on the horizon according to one expert.

Canadian Consumer Spending at Retailers Remains Consistent for July Amid High Inflation: Mastercard Study

A new report by Mastercard SpendingPulse provides insights into challenges for consumers who are shifting due to a variety of factors following the pandemic.

Digital Main Street Expands Partnership with Mastercard to Support Canadian Small Retailers and Businesses: Interview

John Kiru, Executive Director of the Toronto Association of BIAs and Founder of Digital Main Street, said the partnership has been “critical in ensuring that we are bringing industry leading resources and opportunities to businesses across the country.”

Retailers See Boost as Canadian Consumer Spending Rises in Q1 2022: Report/Steve Sadove Interview

A rise in spending saw spending return to pre-pandemic levels in stores while ecommerce continues to maintain traction after incredible pandemic growth.

‘Contactless’ Delivery Becomes New Normal in Canada Amid COVID-19

Foodservice and retailers are going to contactless delivery as a way to have at least some cash flow to keep operational during these turbulent economic times.
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