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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Well, I'm glad the new Crappy CEO has finally admitted in public just how much the store he inherited really does suck.

    In fact, they think it'll take about $575 million a year, for 3 years, just to get people younger than 50 to come into the Red Triangle of Crap:

    Canadian Tire out to woo younger shoppers - Business - CBC News

    This coverage is also entertaining, trying up put a positive spin on the pit Crappy has dug for itself. Check out the Comments section - a place where the CT SysAdmin can't just delete anything they don't like:


    http://t.thestar.com/#/article/busin...expansion.html

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    It's interesting how other stores have been making similar investments in the Canadian market.

    Walmart Canada turns focus to grinding down grocery prices - National | Globalnews.ca

    Note the leaders in Canadian "e-commerce": Amizon.ca and Walmart Canada. Ol' Crappy's got a huge amount of catchin' up to do!
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    Another e-commerce article:

    http://t.thestar.com/#/article/busin...st_report.html

    As usual, the (un-deleted) comment ps tell an interesting story. For instance, the one at the top (as of now) talks about Amazon.ca taking business from a Crappy 'brick-and-mortar' store:

    redtiger
    I like dealing with Amazon, when they have free shipping. There is a promo on right now that includes free shipping and I also like the fact that they deliver. I saved $50 from the price of Canadian Tire & got extra filters for a coffee maker that Canadian Tire doesn't carry. It saves me time, is more efficient and in this case, saved me money. I still shop on line at the various websites but this time Amazon.ca won

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    Interesting story. Only after he left, would Wetmore confess to just how much Crappy sucked a few years ago. But naturally he's now claiming that it sucks less, after he's tried to fix things.

    Interesting, how he's not even pretending he improved things at the Red Triangle of Crap stores, LOL!

    What I found really interesting, was the explanation of why they just weren't able to make e-commerce work for them. It's the same root cause as many of their other problems: a network of dealers who do whatever they feel like, and no central head office.

    Steven Wetmore on Canadian Tire real estate and e-commerce

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    "A Rough Start"

    “Canadian Tire had an attitude problem more than it had anything else,” Wetmore said. “[our brand] had slipped a bit."

    Only "a bit"? lMAO!
    Last edited by CT Challenger; January 2nd, 2015 at 08:25 AM.

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    Well, a very sad day for Canadian consumers, as there is now one less alternative to the greedy Red Shirts at Crappy Tire.

    And I'll bet the Red Triangle of Crap people are overjoyed that some 17,000 of their fellow Canadians will soon be out of work.

    Indeed, a very sad day for Canada. Our loss is The Crappy People's gain.

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Another story about the lack of an effective online presence which will only get worse as it holds back Canadian companies.

    Crapppy Tire will remain well behind the pack. Seriously? Customers have to pick it up at a Crappy store? Just to keep the Moaner Owners happy?

    Sounds like yet another serious problem with up their dysfunctional and outdated 'Stealer Dealer' system.

    And no meaningful improvement until 2017???


    As U.S. retailers ramp up fight for online sales, Canadian companies sit back

    Sounds like the sharper US retailers won't even have to set up shop north of the border - just ship all the goods from the US, straight to Canadian doorsteps, cutting out the morons at Crappy entirely! LMAO!
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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Oh-oh!

    All the hoopla about that other US retailer, has overshadowed the steady growth of Crappy's long-standing competitor (not counting Looney Lizard, of course, LOL!)

    https://www.wallstreet.org/2015/01/w...da/148484.html

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Another similar story:

    Why Walmart Is Winning In Canada - Forbes

    People might have assumed incorrectly that the new Walmart expansion is all about groceries, but it's clear that there is more going on as well.


    Speaking of groceries, how did that go for Ol' Crappy?

    Canadian Tire backing away from food - The Globe and Mail

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    I was trying to find those news stories, about Walmart's plan to invest $500 million in Canadian stores and online shopping.

    I couldn't find any of the predictions from a year ago, but I did find this 'wrap-up' story.

    Yup, 11 brand new stores, to chew away at Ol' Crappy's market share, and their minuscule 'sorry-we-will-only-ship-to-a-store' version of e-commerce.

    Note that it's in Apparel Magazine, LOL!

    Walmart Completes Canada Expansion With 11 NewSupercenters | News | Apparel Magazine(AM)

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