rDeals from Rogers gone, but The Shopping Channel has major deals, always has.

Last week we wrote about rDeals from Rogers shutting down. It has since done just that. We since had a little email exchange with Jason Tafler, Rogers Media’s’¬†Chief Digital Officer. During our exchange he wrote about something that he is

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Restaurant Industry in Canada; HUGE numbers, consumers and deals

As far as deals go, Restaurants are still the #1 category requested by consumers…by far. Notice I wrote “requested”. Although consumers requesting Restaurant deals continue to outpace other categories, deal providers, be they for local offers or coupons, continue to

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Buytopia acquires 6 deal providers in past 6 months

Buytopia, ranked as the 6th top daily deals site in Canada, has just released information on which sites they have acquired over the past 6 months. Buytopia continues to seek further growth across Canada and their method of acquisition fits

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Consumers are redeeming coupons in totally different ways to how brands are distributing them

A few posts ago we wrote about how coupons were being distributed and redeemed in Canada. Today, we’d like to look at WHERE consumers are actually redeeming their coupons as compared to how brands/manufacturers are distributing them. The numbers below

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The Daily, Local Deals Market is growing…for Groupon!

I finally got a chance to look through Groupon’s quarterly results published earlier this month. Although we make it a point to not publish all that much about Groupon in Canada, (there involvement in the country is not that, well,

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rDeals from Rogers is probably shutting down!

UPDATE** May 22nd It has been confirmed based on communications I have received from Rogers Media directly that rDeals is in fact migrating to The Shopping Channel where its capabilities and product deals would be better suited. Given that the

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Coupon redemption in Canada; some interesting data

As a deals association, part of our mandate is to deliver research and data across all sectors of the deals industry. Although that is relatively easier to do for the local offers/daily deal market, it is rather frustrating for the

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Mesh Conference and the Web, Digital Industry in Canada

We often associate ourselves and become marketing partners with some of the industry’s more relevant trade shows and conferences. Part of the reason is to certainly expand the message and the brand of the Canadian Deals Industry to a larger

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A good week for the overall Deal industry in Canada; confident growth.

I have been in Toronto all week visiting with several companies within this industry. I wanted to write a short post about the conversation we have been having and whom we have been having them with. I am even more

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Nimble Commerce and Group Commerce Merge

The deals industry just received what is probably the top news over the past year in terms of the technology for this industry. On Thursday May 2nd, 2013 Group Commerce and Nimble Commerce, both Deal Commerce platforms, decided to merge.

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