List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada: June 2015

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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The following is a list of 37 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Although some of these retailers have recently been discussed in Retail Insider, many are new and haven’t been mentioned until now.

The list is sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, which custom designs and fabricates retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers.

American Girl (at Indigo) Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall), Calgary (Chinook Centre), Toronto Eaton Centre, Vancouver (replacement, Granville St.) – all fall 2015. Expanding 6, eventually 10-15 locations.
Brunello Cucinelli Vancouver (late 2015/early 2016, article to follow), Toronto site search ongoing. New 2+
Canadian Tire Edmonton, Courtney B.C, Victoria B.C., Vernon B.C., Cranbrook B.C., Winnipeg, Sudbury. ON, Montreal, Halifax, Moncton, Rimouski, Aurora ON. (former Target locations) Expanding 500+
Chanel Vancouver (details TBA) Expanding 7+
Christian Dior (flagship) Vancouver (summer 2015), Toronto (2016, article w/details to follow) New 2+
East Coast Lifestyle Halifax New Unknown
Eataly Toronto (Bloor-Yorkvlile w/details TBA, 2016-17), possibly Vancouver & Montreal New Unknown
Esteé Lauder Outlet Vancouver (McArthurGlen Premium Outlet) summer 2015 New Unknown
Granville Island Toy Company Vancouver Expanding 3+
Hillberg & Berk Saskatoon, Edmonton (2) national expansion planned. Expanding 4+
IKEA Quebec City, London ON (‘pick-up’ locations), opening late 2015 Expanding 14, up to 22 expected
iStore Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall), Toronto (Scarborough Town Centre) – both opening this year, more locations to follow. Expanding 3, eventual total unknown
Italian Centre Shop Calgary (2?), possibly Red Deer AB, Grande Prairie, AB, and Saskatchewan Expanding 8+
Kate Spade Vancouver (Pacific Centre, June 2015), Calgary (Chinook Centre, date TBA) Expanding 7+
Kit and Ace Victoria (most recent announcement), Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Halifax, possibly Kelowna – all opening by early 2016 Expanding 15+
Kiton Toronto (Yorkville, now open), Vancouver (Harry Rosen Pacific Centre shop-in-store, fall 2015) New 2+
LEGO Store Winnipeg (Polo Park) Expanding 11+
Loding Toronto (Sherway Gardens), possibly Montreal/national expansion Expanding Unknown
Lolë Montreal flagship, national expansion Expanding 30-40
Lowe’s Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa, Abbotsford B.C., Burlington ON, Calgary, Regina, Nanaimo B.C., Prince George B.C., Milton ON. Expanding 50, eventually 100-120 locations
Moncler Vancouver (700 block Thurlow Street) fall 2015 Expanding 2+
Mark’s Edmonton flagship (fall 2015), about 5 new stores per year Expanding 385+
Marshall’s Canada-wide Expanding About 100
Mastermind Toys Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, eventually Saskatchewan & Maritimes, 10-11 this year Expanding Unknown
OSKA Toronto and Montreal, adding to existing Calgary and Vancouver stores Expanding 4+
Overwaitea 40 locations in Western Canada over the next 5 to 7 years Expanding Unknown
Pottery Barn Kids Calgary (now open) Expanding 5, however Toronto Bloor St. will close
Ron White Shoes Toronto (Leaside-Bayview Avenue, now open) Expanding 5+
Saje Natural Wellness 12-15 stores per year Expanding about 50
Saks Off 5th Ottawa, Vaughan ON, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON (all spring 2016) New up to 25
Skullcandy Seeking outlet centre locations in B.C., AB, ON New up to 12 in 3 years
Strellson Vancouver (1100 block Alberni St., fall 2015), Toronto Bayview Village (replacement), 2016: Toronto Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Nordstrom wing), Ottawa Rideau Centre (Simons wing) Expanding Unknown
Ted Baker Vancouver (Pacific Centre, June 2015), Toronto (Sherway Gardens, date unknown) Expanding 5+
UNOde50 Toronto (Toronto Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens) both opening fall 2015 New Unknown
VERSACE Vancouver (Downtown, late 2015/early 2016, watch for a detailed article on Retail Insider next week) Expanding 5 estimated
Walmart Delta B.C., Coquitlam B.C., Surrey B.C., Maple Ridge B.C., Winnipeg, Guelph ON, Ottawa, St Catherines ON, Candiac, QC, Pointe Claire, QC, Levis, QC, Quebec City, QC, Cornwall, ON. Expanding over 400
Winners Salmon Arm, B.C., others to follow Expanding 400+

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