B.C. -Wine Labeling Changes May Be On The Horizon

When the British Columbia Wine Authority (BCWA) held a plebiscite in mid-2016, there was much excitement that industry-supported recommendations would quickly become provincial regulations.

Close to two years later, only three of the 10 recommendations that passed have become law. Provincial government staff is working on implementing four more of the...

March 28, 2018 Read More


The Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) recently completed a trial of timber tracking and forest management using radio frequency identification. The nation is one of the largest exporters of wood resources in the world, with timber and timber products contributing RM22.5 billion (US$6.3 billion) of exports in 2008.

Malaysia and the European Union...

January 22, 2018 Read More

Quebec Group Arrested for Pin Pad Card-Skimming Operation

A Quebec foursome with has been arrested in Winnipeg over an alleged fly-by-night credit-card fraud operation targeting local businesses.

Four 22-year-old men from Montreal face several criminal charges, including identity theft and participating in organized crime, after they allegedly arrived in the city with the goal of stealing private credit and...

December 20, 2017 Read More

Top 10 Point of Sale Hardware FAQ

1. Why should I buy from IBC? A: IBC and Windward Software have partnered up to ensure that the point of sale hardware we recommend is always the latest in technology and guaranteed compatible. With each complete system purchased, we also, at no extra charge, pre-load Windward Software and Pervasive Software and pre-configure each...

December 11, 2017 Read More

Regi-Robo makes cashiers and baggers redundant

Barcodes and laser scanners may have made life easier for store cashiers, but the next evolution in checkout technology could put them out of a job. In Osaka, Japan, a Lawson convenience store, through a partnership with Panasonic, demonstrated a new checkout system that scans groceries, tallies up the bill,...

March 9, 2017 Read More

High levels of formaldehyde found in Chinese-made floors sold in North America

Chinese-made flooring sold in North America has high levels of formaldehyde – a known carcinogen – according to tests done by the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association.

“We went into a retail store and grabbed a sample, tested it and six out of eight flunked,” says Kip Howlett, President of the HPVA,...

July 5, 2016 Read More

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