Brief: Mendocino Shuts All Stores, Okaïdi Canada Files

Other news: Gap closing most mall stores, co-working space replaces Shinola store, Star Bédard rebrands, Nobis gets charitable.

Grocery Supplier Fees Harm Food Manufacturers and Independent Grocers: Expert

Sylvain Charlebois says that a code of practice is required to save the industry, and if nothing is done the consumer will also suffer.

L.L.Bean Continues Canadian Expansion with 1st Toronto Store [Photos]

The iconic US-based retailer is looking to expand into new Canadian markets coast-to-coast.

How Twin Brothers from Western Canada Founded 2 Rapidly-Growing Direct-to-Consumer Home Furnishings Brands

The entrepreneurs discuss building growth, taking risks, and where retail is going at an unprecedented time.

Cadillac Fairview Innovates with Virtual Food Court Experience Platform

The new CF Eats aims to help food vendors in the landlord’s malls grow revenue at a challenging time.

Canadian Retail Getting Back On Track, Sort Of: Ed Strapagiel

An expert analyzes what happened in August as retail shifts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voilà by Sobeys Continues Canadian Expansion Amid Home Delivery Grocery Disruption

The company’s recently launched grocery home delivery service satisfies current demand while driving growth for tomorrow.

Racism in Hiring: Why “No Canadian Experience” is Unacceptable [Opinion]

An industry expert discusses unintended racism in the hiring process and how to fix it.

Uniqlo Opens Massive Downtown Montreal Flagship as it Enters the Quebec...

The impressive store is the first of several expected for the province as Uniqlo expands further into Canada.

Quebec City’s 1st Suburban Mall Marks 60 Years with Plans for...

Les Galeries de la Canardière will see site densification that will include new residential and commercial space.

Le Chateau Shutting Operations After CCAA Filing

The 60-year-old Canadian retailer will close 123 stores with 1,400 people to lose their jobs.

JLL Releases Mid-Year Report on Canadian Retail Highlighting Challenges

The comprehensive study notes how the industry is being transformed amid pandemic disruption.

The Future Outlook of Canadian Retail E-Commerce

E-commerce exploded during the start of the pandemic and its growth will continue as habits are formed.

Canadian Home Decor Retailer ‘Bouclair’ Expands New Concept Store Model Following...

After closing about a third of its stores following restructuring, Bouclair is expanding its latest store concept into new markets.

Calgary Teens Launch Unique Accessory Business with Charitable Component

Two siblings, then aged 12 and 10, launched the digitally native brand three years ago and are looking to eventually open a standalone store.

Lightspeed Unlocks New Revenue Stream for North American Retailers with the...

The global commerce leader's subscription model enables recurring payments across retail verticals.



Special Edition 20: Small Businesses Struggling in Canada: Interview

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Darryl Julott, Managing Lead of Digital Main Street. Craig and Darryl discuss the challenges small retailer and other businesses are facing in Canada, what’s being done and what the future might hold.

Special Edition 19: Oakridge Shopping Centre [Mall Tour]

An off-schedule podcast touring the Oakridge Shopping Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020, prior to its shutdown for an incredible redevelopment. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Oakridge in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently in preparation for the construction.

215: GUCCI Opening in Edmonton, HBC’s The Room Adds Menswear

This week Craig & Lee talk about Gucci opening a standalone store in West Edmonton Mall and HBC’s The Room shifting strategy by adding menswear in the Vancouver location.

Brief: Mendocino Shuts All Stores, Okaïdi Canada Files

Other news: Gap closing most mall stores, co-working space replaces Shinola store, Star Bédard rebrands, Nobis gets charitable.

Brief: Hudson’s Bay Evicted from Malls, Banana Republic Shutters on Bloor

Other News: Diesel opens only Canadian store at Yorkdale, Frank And Oak looks to international expansion after acquisition, Oxford Properties supports food banks, interview with Muji President, King & Bay innovates to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Brief: Ben Sherman Exiting Canada, Tudor Opening 1st Storefront

Other News: Swarovski opens 1st 'crystal studio', OVO Opens in Ottawa, Duer expanding to the US, Hudson’s Bay partners with INLAND, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters opens two new locations.


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