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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

ACCEO Solutions Acquires Assets from Gemmar


The corporation accelerates its expansion in both the retail sector and the North American market   Montreal (Quebec), July 15, 2015 – ACCEO Solutions Inc. (ACCEO), a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of both the Canadian and American assets of Gemmar Systems International Inc. (GSI). […]

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Version 12 and The Future of Specialty Retailing


  “The last few years have been challenging for the retailers to say the least. We at Gemmar are in a very unique position to see these events unfolding. Data from our own customer base allows us to see the future of retail as it transforms in front of our eyes.  More importantly, we know […]

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

GSI Salutes Korvette : A Loyal Customer for Twenty Years


Les Magasins Korvette Itée (Korvette Discount Stores), Trois-Rivières, Quebec, marks 20 years as user of Retail-1 from Gemmar Systems International (GSI). Beginning with 20 stores in l995, this family owned discounter has grown to 70 stores with locations throughout the province reinforcing their slogan “fair prices, close to home”. As a Retail-1 user, Korvette has […]

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I Don’t Need the Internet: A Cautionary Tale


Recent announcements that Office Max Grand & Toy are closing all remaining 19 retail stores in Canada should provide a cautionary tale for retailers. Simon Finch, general manager for Canadian operations, noted that “these store closures are a response to a shift in purchasing preferences of our business customers”. The company announced continued operation of […]

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Friday, March 7th, 2014

Mobile Strategy Spurs Significant Growth


Running Room Ltd Reaps Benefits Implementation of a targeted mobile strategy accelerated Running Room Ltd’s e-commerce sales to a 103% growth rate. Not only have sales grown, but other key metrics of sales effectiveness have also improved. Introduction of a dedicated m-commerce site resulted in tremendous growth for mobile sales with virtually no cannibalization of […]

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

e-Commerce Leads U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Growth


New York – Total holiday retail sales, which include November and December sales, increased 3.8 percent to $601.8 billion, which was in line with the National Retail Federation’s projected forecast of 3.9 percent and $602.1 billion. In addition, non-store holiday sales, which is an indicator of online and e-commerce sales, grew 9.3 percent to $95.7 […]

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013

e-Commerce and Mobile Sales Increase Is Significant


MONTREAL – Preliminary results indicate the quantity of consumer buying from e-commerce sites continues a significant year-on-year increase this holiday season. While Shop.org* is forecasting an increase of 13% – 15%, preliminary results from several retailers using Retail-1 WebStore are very significant. While the sales numbers are not yet final, in the week before Christmas […]

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Monday, December 9th, 2013

WHAT’S IN A NUMBER? Customer Loyalty is Earned


(Montreal, PQ) – Loyalty rewards programs should be easy to use. Running Room Ltd (Edmonton, AB) has set the standard for both customer participation and convenience by eliminating any requirement to present a loyalty card at the point of sale and by providing for easy redemption of rewards through a virtual gift certificate. “This is […]

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Friday, January 4th, 2013

30 Years of Success


In 2013, Gemmar Systems International, Inc. celebrates thirty years of continuous operations. This is a significant accomplishment in the software industry as a whole and unprecedented in the software industry serving retailers. When reflecting on this accomplishment, it would not be possible without your long standing support and confidence. Today, I am proud of the […]

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail


Please take a few moments to read the article below regarding shoppers’ expectations on the web. We felt that it would be important for our retail customers to be aware of the ever-increasingly sophisticated online consumers, and in turn, what it takes to have a successful ecommerce site and drive in-store traffic. The U.S. 2012 […]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Wish Your Website Was Your Best Store?


Gemmar Systems International is proud to introduce Retail-1® WebStore, the next evolution of e-commerce functionality and design.  Image the difference when your website has all the functionality of your store.  Retail-1® WebStore is an easy, intuitive shopping experience with full customer recognition and complete purchasing history. Enhance sales with integrated buying preference analytics and product […]

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

Retail-1 RedLine Protects Profits


“Red Line is changing the way we look at our business. It takes away a lot of the leg work in managing our inventory and dealing with styles that are not selling. What took buyers hours to analyze is now done in seconds! Now they focus only on the styles that need to be marked […]

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Retail-1® Reporter – Flexible Custom Reporting


Retail-1® Reporter is GSI’s newest reporting toolset for Retail-1®reporting…It’s a marriage made in technology heaven! Retail-1’s information rich database combined with flexibility of MS Excel for analysis and reporting. Our customers have gained increasing skills in the use of Excel reporting and often used exports from Retail-1® to populate their custom designed Excel reports. Retail-1® Reporter is actually […]

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Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Shoe City Steps into a new eCommerce Storefront


ESCO Ltd. (ESCO) operators of “Shoe City” and “YourCityMyCity” banners and Gemmar Systems International (Gemmar) announce the operational status of Retail-1® WebStore. ESCO is an early adopter of Gemmar’s e-commerce solution integrated with Retail-1® retail management software suite. In addition to its new e-commerce website (www.yourcitymycity.com), ESCO operates thirty (30) stores in the mid-Atlantic region. […]

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