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Samsung and Samsonite join forces to develop luggage of the future
BGR
With the "Internet of Things" already ushering in a completely new world of device interaction, it's no surprise that even mundane appliances like coffee makers are starting to come with built-in WiFi. Looking to take the "Internet of Things" to even stranger new places, Samsung and Samsonite are reportedly working together to bring you smart luggage. While the notion of smart luggage, at first glance, seems somewhat preposterous, a few interesting use cases do present themselves.
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Friendly skies? How do our airports stack up against America's?
Financial Post
North American travellers might want to check out a new report that compares the performance of American and Canadian airports. The report was issued by the Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group at Fitch Ratings, a firm that has had a small local presence for a couple of years.
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Wal-Mart grabs some former Target Canada assets for $350 million
The Globe and Mail
Wal-Mart Canada is scooping up 13 former Target Canada stores and one distribution centre in a $350 million expansion project. The retail behemoth said it has struck agreements to acquire Target store leases, one owned property and a distribution centre for about $165 million. It plans to invest another $185 million to renovate the 13 stores and distribution centre.
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Canada Post gives online shoppers more shipping options
Marketing Mag
Canada Post is launching a new feature that gives online shoppers greater control over their parcels. The postal service says FlexDelivery will allow customers to decide exactly which post office gets deliveries for their online orders. That means a pair of shoes once mailed to your home while you were still at work can now be routed to an outlet near your office.
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Yellow handbags: The surprise hit of the summer
Telegraph
Every year or so, designers try to convince us that yellow is a "fresh" spring hue and every year or so, a heck of a lot of yellow ends up looking distinctly tired on the sale rails. This doggedness in the face of bleak financial results — let's call it the Daffodil Paradox — is interesting.
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Is WestJet really passing jet fuel savings onto customers?
Global News
The country's second-biggest airline says it's passing the savings gained from the dramatic drop in jet fuel prices onto customers by lowering base fares. "Consumers are benefiting from lower all-in travel costs. There are bargains today that are better than they were a year ago. And that's a function of the lower fuel environment," Gregg Saretsky, chief executive of the Calgary airline said on a conference call.
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Kate Spade has invaded your closet — now it's determined not to be a flash in the pan
The Washington Post
Fast-moving trends have many retailers struggling to define their identity, but Kate Spade New York is finding a place in affluent women's closets by churning out sleek, functional handbags and whimsical, ladylike clothes that are chic enough for an Upper East Side socialite. That look has lately helped the brand achieve extraordinary growth. Last year, the company raked in $1.2 billion in sales, a staggering 42 per cent increase over 2013.
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Baggage fees boosted U.S. airline revenue by $3.5 billion
CBC News
The 27 U.S.-based passenger airlines collected $3.5 billion US in baggage fees and $3 billion in reservation-change fees from passengers in 2014. The figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation show an increasing reliance on passenger fees for revenue among U.S. airlines.
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Canadian Tire to acquire 12 former Target locations
CBC News
Canadian Tire is set to take over 12 leases on former Target Canada stores, the company announced Wednesday. Canadian Tire said the deal for the locations will cost $17.7 million, and is subject to approval by the court-appointed trustee monitoring Target's closures in Canada.
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