RI Brief

BRIEF: Holt Renfrew Commences Mothership Renovation, Sugarfina Opens 2nd Canadian Store

Other News: ONEMETH to open on Queen, Bayview Village unveils ‘super-haute’ offices, Lemongrass House opens Canadian ecommerce site, The BodyShop Embraces Yogurt, Vancouver duo launch footwear line, Outland Jeans expands distribution in Canada from Holt’s to Harry Rosen.

BRIEF: Taiwanese Retailer Enters Canada, Rolls Royce Opens 1st Standalone Canadian Showroom

Other News: Judith & Charles relocates in Vancouver, Victoria Radford Debuts Salon, Costco Prepares to Open Toronto Store, Perverted Ice Cream Opens in Vancouver, Rocky Mountain Soap Company to Open 3 Toronto Locations.

BRIEF: Deciem Secures 3rd Vancouver Store, Party Expert to Open 10th Store in Quebec

Other News: Sweet Jesus to Open 1st Vancouver Location, Miniso Enters Explosive Downtown Toronto Market, Chanel Pops-Up in Vancouver Pedway, Downtown Oakville Unveils 2 Unique Pop-Ups.

BRIEF: World’s 1st Combined Bass Pro/Cabela’s Opening in Canada, Uniqlo Launches Innovative Pop-Up

Other News: Indochino Announces 8 Showrooms, Shoe Retailer Launches VR Sneaker Gallery, OKV Launches Environmentally Conscious Leather Bag Line for Men.

BRIEF: Old Navy Announces 3 Stores, SSENSE to Unveil 5-Storey Flagship

Vancouver-based pizza/salad concept ‘Assembli’ coming to Toronto, Union Station’s unique pop-up, Ontario pharmacy launches prescription safety device, Wicker Emporium files for creditor protection. 

BRIEF: Toys R Us Canada Could be Saved, New Luxury Retail Concept Coming to Canada

Other News: Sugarfina Secures 2nd Canadian Location, Miele to Open Yorkdale Flagship, Luxury Home & Design Show to Transform BC Place. 

BRIEF: French Connection Downsizes to 1 Store, Copper Branch to Double Store Count

Other News: ‘Melissa’s Musts’ Pops-Up at Bayview Village, Shoppers Drug Mart’s Wellwise Opens 2nd store, Maje celebrates 20 years with Canadian activities, Amazing Brentwood’s 63 storey tower completes final pour, Birks to Close in Downtown Edmonton.

BRIEF: Belgian Chocolate Café Picks Canada for 1st Location, Escada Exits Edmonton, Holt Renfrew Closes ‘Holts Gourmet’

Other News: Scavolini Opens Canadian Showroom, Saje Natural Wellness Launches Cleaning Products, Longo’s Introduces Meal Kits, H&M Announces Store at Montreal Premium Outlets.

BRIEF: Miniso Enters Quebec, Montblanc Closes in Vancouver, Christian Louboutin Opens in Montreal

Other News: Indochino Partners with NY Yankees, Surmesur Opens Vancouver Showroom, Change Lingerie Comes to Hamilton, Winners/HomeSense Opens Largest Location. 

BRIEF: Mastermind Toys Expanding, Avenue Road Comes to Van, Tesla Partners with CF

Other News: Cadillac Fairview Launches Pop-Up Markets, 50-year-old Salami Company Launches Vegan Jerky, Me to We Partners with Davids Tea, Indochino Looks to Womenswear and Men's Casual.

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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.