Sparking a retail revolution: MasterCard challenges developers to invent tomorrow

The conventional wisdom is that it takes months or years to create a product of value but with creativity, intensity and a sleepless night or two, Toronto’s Tulip Retail shortened that process to less than 48 hours at last year’s MasterCard N>XT Developer Challenge. At this year’s version of the MasterCard hackathon, scores of other developers will get their shot at $30,000 worth of prizes and, more importantly, a chance to convince one of the world’s preeminent retail innovators that their idea should come to life.

Holt Renfrew Opens Luxurious Free-Standing Men's Store [With Photos]

Holt Renfrew's first free-standing menswear store opens tomorrow at 100 Bloor Street West, in the heart of Toronto's 'Mink Mile'. Called 'Holt Renfrew Men', the store measures 16,500 square feet and features distinctive branding and luxury amenities, including its own doorman. Holt Renfrew is upping its game to compete with neighbouring Harry Rosen and other luxury retailers entering the Toronto market over the next two years.