RI Brief

BRIEF: Casper Opening Calgary Storefront, Staples Expands ‘Solutionshop’ to 305 Canadian Stores

Other News: Nordstrom Reveals Latest Pop-Up, Fairmont Royal York Completes Renos, Audi Unveils State-of-the-Art Concept Store. 

Brief: Luxury Brand Closes Only Canadian Store, Miniso Launches New Canadian Concept

Other News: Oomomo Opens Massive Markham Flagship, Montreal Retailers Shuttering, Hillcrest Mall Adds Tenants, Bayview Village Innovates, Gluten-Free Almond Butterfly Opens 2nd Storefront. 

BRIEF: Ontario Science Centre Launches On-Site Retail, Canada’s Largest Esports Facility

Other News: Holt Renfrew Ogilvy unveils impressive men’s suite, Luxury women’s fashion brand opens at TNT, Glassbox Barbershop eyes Quebec, Kettleman’s Bagel Co. Plans Significant Expansion 

Brief: The Art Shoppe Shuttering After 83 Years, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy Unveils Ground-Level Luxury Boutiques

Swimwear pops-up in Tsawwassen, Sleep Country partners for mental health, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy debuts new luxury concessions for Bottega Veneta, Tiffany & Co., and David Yurman.

BRIEF: goop Opening 1st Storefront in Canada, Hopson Grace Opening in Muskoka, Fjällräven Lands in Calgary.

Other News: Roots Launches Experiential Initiative, Etsy Announces Awards, Staples National Hiring Day.

BRIEF: Uniqlo Flagship Expands, Casper Vancouver Expansion, Kingsett Acquires Atrium Complex

Other News: Hudson’s Bay expands men’s luxury brands at flagship, Square One hosts 1st North American Ramadan Market, Abercrombie & Fitch opens 3rd global ‘new look’ store in Toronto. 

BRIEF: Another Aussie Retailer to Enter Canada, Alberta Liquor Retailer Placed into Receivership

Other News: Yorkville retail spaces come to market, Danish brand ‘PILGRIM’ opening temporary 1st storefront, IKEA expands Task Rabbit into Calgary and Edmonton, Nordstrom launches Japanese partnership high-end men’s pop-up in its top-performing Vancouver flagship. 

BRIEF: Decathlon to Open Ottawa Location, J.Crew Closes Store, GRAIL Shoe Concept Shuttered

Other News: Richemont Opens Montblanc and Vacheron Constantin in Vancouver, Rudsak Opens Concept Store, Dior Opens 1st Canadian Fragrance Boutique, First Ballet School to Open in a Canadian Mall, Amazon Announces Significant Retail Successes in Canada.

BRIEF: Ivanhoé Cambridge Innovates with ‘Traveling Experiences’, Uniqlo Opens 11th Canadian Storefront

Other News: New 80,000 sq ft home furnishings centre opens in Toronto, Square One’s ‘Market District’ embraces independent vendors, 12,000 sq ft Rogers experience centre opening at Canada’s busiest pedestrian intersection.

BRIEF: Matt & Nat Expands into Western Canada, Reitmans Decreasing Retail Footprint

Other News: Urban Fare opening in Calgary more than 5 years after announcement, ’canned Alberta air’ a huge success story, and A&W marks 100 years of burgers and root beer. 

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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.