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Nurun and Walmart Canada Win Excellence in Retailing Award at 2014 STORE Conference

Excellence in Retailing Awards Retail Council of Canada honors excellence and innovation at STORE Conference.

Nurun Toronto is now part of Razorfish Global.

Toronto—4 June 2014


Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has awarded Nurun and Walmart Canada as best Large-Size Retailer—e-Commerce for the new Walmart.ca at the 2014 Excellence in Retailing Awards. The RCC awards recognize the Canadian retail industry’s top achievers in a variety of categories, and were presented on June 3, as part of STORE 2014—Canada’s Largest Retail Conference.

This year’s award submissions came from a wide range of retailers, and highlighted new and creative innovations in areas ranging from Technology to Corporate Social Responsibility to Marketing & Communications.

The new Walmart.ca, which launched October 4, 2013, is the first responsively designed enterprise e-commerce website created for a large Canadian retailer. Launched in partnership with Walmart Canada’s eCommerce team, Walmart’s Global eCommerce team, and Nurun, the new Walmart.ca provides a significantly improved and unified shopping experience across all connected devices, including desktop, smartphones and tablets.

“We are beyond thrilled to be recognized by the Retail Council of Canada for our work on Walmart.ca,” said Emily Bond, EVP, General Manger, at Nurun’s Toronto office. “We are extremely proud of the project and I am grateful to everyone at Nurun and Walmart for all of their hard work.”  

The new Walmart.ca establishes a cross-channel foundation that will facilitate future site growth and increased brand visibility for Walmart Canada. A truly collaborative effort between agency and client, the site features a unified, single-screen checkout, a 98%-plus increase in mobile orders, and garnered a three-point increase in customer satisfaction rating, according to Foresee. Using an agile methodology, the new Walmart.ca was conceived, designed, developed and brought to market in less than 12 months.

ClearlyContacts.ca was also recognized as Large-Size Retailer—e-Commerce, for its  “Try Before You Buy” campaign.

 

About Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org), founded in 1963, is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association.  RCC represents more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional and national specialty chains, and online merchants.

About Nurun
Nurun is a global design and technology consultancy that works with some of the world’s most innovative companies. We create products and services for the connected world through a combination of human insight, new technology and smart thinking. Clients include Adidas, BBVA, Bouygues Telecom, Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, General Electric, Google, The Home Depot, Tesla Motors, Sony, and Walmart.

Headquartered in Montréal and with 12 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, Nurun has multidisciplinary teams of more than 1,200 anthropologists, designers, strategists, and software engineers. Nurun is a wholly owned subsidiary of Québecor Média Inc., one of Canada’s largest telecommunications and media providers. For more information or to find our latest insights, visit www.nurun.com.

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