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Etsy Provides Small Businesses with a Booming E-Commerce Platform but Who Reaps the Benefits?

Despite the debate on who is really reaping the benefits of Etsy's massive success, there is no denying that the move toward supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses is the way forward.

BRIEF: Sephora to Open Almost 50 Stores in Canada, Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoé Swapping Assets

Other News: Lise Watier maximizes brand visibility, Hudson's Bay launches social impact platform, Jane's Walk goes virtual, Farm Boy continues expansion, London Drugs supports local, and Bed Bath & Beyond launches same-day delivery.

Crisis Management and its Importance for Retailers in Canada at a Challenging Time

Expert Josh Cobden discusses reputational risks that may come from a crisis situation and what can be done in advance.

Lucky Brand Jeans Re-Enters Canada with Multiple Storefronts in Partnership with Thriftys: Interview

The denim brand exited Canada a couple of years ago and has returned in a Canadian retail partnership.
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Experts Chime in on the Success of Gap-Owned Athleta’s Entry Into Canada Where lululemon Dominates

It's uncertain if Gap's athletic apparel brand will find success where lululemon was founded.

MEC Looks to Future Growth Following Insolvency: Interview with CEO Eric Claus

The Canadian retailer, formerly a cooperative, came out of a restructuring with plans to engage with consumers amid the pandemic.

Canadian Consumers Lose Trust in Big-Brand Retailers During Pandemic: Study

There has been a dramatic shift in consumer loyalty and purchase considerations following a “tumultuous” year.

K-Beauty Brand Innisfree Shutting All Canadian Stores Due to Pandemic

The brand’s first store opened in 2019 and plans were in place for a national expansion.

Several Canadian Shopping Centres to Turn Unused Outdoor Parking Spaces Into Patios for Food Tenants: Interviews

Food court tenants have been devastated during lockdowns and landlords are strategizing ways to bring consumers back to support them.

Canadian Retailer Peavey Expanding Brick-and-Mortar Store Base Amid Shifting Omnichannel Strategy [Feature]

Digital investments, strategy, and innovation are critical to the success of Canada’s farm and ranch retailing giant.

Why Fewer Physical Stores Makes Sense for Retailers Amid a Shift to Digital: George Minakakis

The retail expert explains how shifting consumer preferences are changing the way retailers need to look at footprints.

Amazon Climate Pledge Adds Canadian Businesses

Amazon is bringing companies on board as signatories as part of a global initiative.

Sobeys Expanding In-Store Vertical Farms Across Canada

Local farmers manage the vertical farming at the individual grocery stores, where a variety of herbs, microgreens, leafy greens, and lettuces are grown year round.

L.L.Bean Announces 4 More Canadian Stores Amid Accelerated Expansion Strategy

The US-based retailer will open its first stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia this year after entering the country with several stores in Ontario.

Banff Retailers and Tourism-Reliant Businesses Prepare for an Uncertain Pandemic Summer

The resort towns of Banff and Lake Louise won't have the international visitors that in past years supported most local businesses.

Canadian Retail Sales Hung On in Feb 2021: Ed Strappagiel

The analyst provides a monthly update on retail sales numbers from Statistics Canada.
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Retail Profile: Southcentre Mall in Calgary (Spring 2021)

We toured one of the most attractive shopping centres in Canada which is home to an impressive roster of retailers.

Season 3, Episode 10: Disney to Close All Stores in Canada

This week, Craig and Dustin discuss Disney's plans to close all of its Canadian stores. Retail Insider reported on the development on Monday after receiving confirmation from multiple reliable sources.

Foodservice Concept Wingstop Announces Plans to Open 100 Locations in Canada

The fast-casual chain, which plans to become one of the top 10 restaurant brands globally, will focus on Ontario prior to expanding nationally.

Outcry to Scrap Airspace Development Tax on Commercial Buildings in Vancouver That Will Harm Small Businesses

Many are dumbfounded at the increase in property taxes that will impact small businesses who are already struggling.

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Season 3, Episode 10: Disney to Close All Stores in Canada

This week, Craig and Dustin discuss Disney's plans to close all of its Canadian stores. Retail Insider reported on the development on Monday after receiving confirmation from multiple reliable sources.

Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker Interviewed by Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson [Part 2: Video Podcast]

Jeanne and Craig discuss her career on Fashion Television including highlights such as her exclusively announcing the retirement of Valentino.

Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker Interviewed by Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson [Part 1: Video Podcast]

Retail Insider's Craig Patterson interviews fashion icon Jeanne Beker about the future of retail in a two-part podcast. Ms. Beker was host of Fashion Television between the years 1985 and 2012.

Season 3, Episode 9: Lockdowns, Nordstrom Launches Dover Street Market, Cartier Reno, Gucci in Edmonton, La Vie En Rose Expansion

This week, Craig and Lee discuss Ontario’s latest lockdowns, Nordstrom’s launching Dover Street Market in Canada, Toronto’s Cartier renovations on Bloor, West Edmonton Mall’s Gucci opening and the continued expansion of retailer La Vie en Rose.

Special Edition 29: Adam Sturrock on The Importance of Agility to the Future of Retail

Craig and Adam discuss the importance of agility to the future of retail.

BRIEF: Sephora to Open Almost 50 Stores in Canada, Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoé Swapping Assets

Other News: Lise Watier maximizes brand visibility, Hudson's Bay launches social impact platform, Jane's Walk goes virtual, Farm Boy continues expansion, London Drugs supports local, and Bed Bath & Beyond launches same-day delivery.

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Welcome to this week's Retail Insider Brief. Here are the retail tidbits that crossed our news desks: Hudson’s Bay Partners to Launch Beauty Recycling Program Hudson’s...

BRIEF: Hudson’s Bay Launches Beauty Recycling, Tim Hortons ‘Innovation Café’ Shutters in the Financial District

Other News: Porsche opens large showroom at CF Markville, BonLook acquires virtual measurement tool, Altitude Sports launches next-day delivery.

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Welcome to this week's Retail Insider Brief. Here are the retail tidbits that crossed our news desks: Hudson’s Bay Partners to Launch Beauty Recycling Program Hudson’s...
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