Special Edition 9: COVID-19 Canadian Retail Expert Panel Discussion

An off-schedule podcast panel discussion with retail industry experts Gary Newbury, David Ian Gray and George Minakakis focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian retailers.

Special Edition 8: Expert Interview: Why Click-and-Collect will Dominate in Canadian Retailing

An off-schedule podcast interview with industry Gary Newbury and John McClymont about why click-and-collect will dominate in the face of costly and often unprofitable delivery.

Special Edition 7: Interview with Miya Knights, Head of Industry Insight, Eagle Eye Solutions

An off-schedule podcast interview with Miya Knights, Head of Industry Insight, from Eagle Eye Solutions (responsible for the PC Optimum loyalty programs) about the recently published “Connected Consumer Report”.

Special Edition 6: The Present & Future of Canadian Retail Amid COVID-19: Expert Interview

An off-schedule podcast interview with David Ian Gray, founder and strategist at DIG360 Consulting Ltd., about the inevitable consequence of the devastating economic impact the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having on retailers across the country.

206: COVID-19 and its Early Impact on Canadian Retailers and What’s to Come

This week Craig & Lee talk about COVID-19 and the early impacts on the Canadian retailers and landlords.

Special Edition 5: Interview with Mark Ainley, Retail Flow Analyst

An off-schedule podcast interview with Mark Ainley, a Contemporary Feng Shui Consultant from Sense of Space in Vancouver, about the flow of retail and potential improvements to physical retail.

205: Canada Goose Exits Simons, Victoria’s Secret Closures & Pier 1 Imports departures

This week, Craig & Lee talk about Canada Goose pulling out of La Maison Simons, Victoria’s Secret quietly closing some of its Canadian locations, and Pier 1 Imports closing all of its Canadian stores.

204: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Louis Vuitton Flagship, ‘Paul’ Bakery, Taschen and Holt Renfrew Restaurant Re-Rebrand

This week Craig & Lee talk about Canada’s top mall announcement, Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre to open Louis Vuitton flagship, French Bakery ‘Paul’ and German book publisher ‘Taschen’ coming to Vancouver and Holt Renfrew re-rebranding their restaurants nationally.

Special Edition 4: Interview with Retail Expert Ramesh Venkat (David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services)

An off-schedule podcast where Craig discusses Canadian retail trends with Ramesh Venkat from the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services.

203: Canadian Store Closures in Early 2020

This week Craig & Lee talk about the over 700 Canadian retail locations that will shutter early on this year as well as some of the retailers affected.

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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.
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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.