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.
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.
An off-schedule podcast touring the Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Park Royal in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently.
This week Craig & Lee break exclusive details on the Oakridge Shopping Centre retail transformation in Vancouver, British Columbia. The discussion touches upon tenant closures, accelerated construction schedule and what the final community will look like for Vancouver. Some history about the centre is also discussed, including the enclosure of the mall in 1984 which saw Woodward’s relocate its flagship to Oakridge, as well as Canada’s first Abercrombie & Fitch as it once was in decades past.
This week Craig & Lee talk about brands opening stores including Dyson and Canada Goose, why experiential retail is needed for physical stores to survive, as well as filings and store closures for Ann Taylor, Mendocino and Swimco.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the latest retail casualties which have begun closing stores as a result of COVID-19 or exacerbated by it. The discussion flows through Canadian, nationwide retailers and then international retailers that have been affected.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the opening of the massively renovated Holt Renfrew Ogilvy luxury department store in Montreal. The discussion flows through the building from main floor luxury brand concession hall through to footwear, jewellery and upstairs to the personal shopping and Tudor Hall on the fifth floor.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with John Porter, Founder & CEO of BarterPay. Mr. Porter discusses the BarterPay community which chooses to leverage under-performing assets in the BarterPay network for products & services that offset real cash costs.