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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 Restructuring

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 Launch of Subscriptions

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

Canadian Retailers Lack Staff at Critical Time: Expert

And an industry expert says that the industry is in trouble as some retail staff exit the business while consumers continue to shop.

Five Key Considerations for American Retailers Opening in Canada

A respected law firm provides background on important considerations that some may overlook.

Hudson’s Bay Company Announces Division to Redevelop Real Estate Assets

The real estate arm will transform some stores into mixed-use properties featuring offices, housing, entertainment, and retail space.

Holiday Spending in Canada Expected to be Down 30%: Study

The numbers are concerning to retailers hoping for an injection following spring pandemic closures.
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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.