RI Brief

BRIEF: Volvo to Open Polestar Stores in Canada, Lululemon Shuttering All ivivva Stores

Other News: Caroline Neron shutters retail operations, Tobacco retailer opens 4th storefront in Calgary, Italian event to include Eataly’s Oscar Farinetti. 

BRIEF: Paderno Stores Shuttering, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy Unveils Prada and Tom Ford Boutiques

Other News: Star Bédard Expansion, Indigo Launches ‘IndigoBaby’ Retail Space, UNTUCKit Launches Wayne Gretzky Shirt, SPINCO Hosting CN Tower Rides, Busiest Days for Retailers in 2019. 

BRIEF: Asian Grocer Entering Canada, Hermes Readies Vancouver Flagship, Innisfree Opens 1st Store

Other News: Passen opening 1st ‘measurement lounge’, grocer Longo’s opens 1st mini-store, Canada Goose opens at West Edmonton Mall, Peloton finds permanent Mink Mile space. 

BRIEF: Ashley HomeStore Quebec Shuttering, Ted Baker Opening Massive Yorkdale Storefront

Other News: Uniqlo announces Edmonton opening date, Casper enters Calgary with showroom with more planned, Frank And Oak launches new store and denim line. 

BRIEF: Quebec Home Retailer Bankrupt, Aritzia Looks to China

Other News: Lacoste opening concept store, Ontario’s 1st Cadillac-exclusive dealership, Frank And Oak secures exceptional flagship space. 

BRIEF: Luxury Retailer Shutters Amid Death Threat, Diesel & Anthropologie Exit Yorkville

Other News: Nordstrom closes designer boutiques in downtown Toronto, Athlete Tech Summit to include NBA players, Saint Laurent updates Toronto boutique.

BRIEF: Quebec Retailer Bankrupt, Casper Enters Vancouver Market

Park Royal Adds Retailers Amid Success, JLL Grows Retail Team, Amazon Prime Day Grows in Canada.

BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Massive Montreal Flagship

Other News: La Maison Simons Opens 1st standalone home store, Richard Mille carves out Vancouver boutique doorway, Nordstrom Innovates, Louis Vuitton exits Montreal’s Ogilvy temporarily for first time in 30 years. 

BRIEF: French Retailer Looks to Enter Canada, SPINCO Continues Aggressive Expansion

Other News: Cadillac Fairview partners with Ravel by CF and CAFA on initiative, Women’s custom suiting brand launches, North America’s largest meditation studio in Canada, young people working in retail at higher risk for workplace injuries, automated pharmacy kiosk expands.

BRIEF: Murale Shutters Most Stores, Giant Tiger Breaks Ground on New Headquarters/Flagship

‘Portobello Market’ Coming to Toronto, Swiss Chalet Marks 65 Years in Canada, Notable Chef Opens Summerhill Location, Tractor Foods Launches ‘Digital Grab & Go’, Canada Home to Last Remaining Storefront for Austrian Luxury Brand Frey Wille. 

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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.