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Podcast [Interview] Michael Binetti Discusses Toronto’s Retail History

Binetti, who hosts Jane's Walks, begins by discussing the first store in Toronto, followed by how a department store row developed on King Street East that gave way to Simpsons and Eaton's opening further up on Queen.

Pitchfork Market + Kitchen to Open in Downtown Saskatoon and Launch Store Expansion in Western Canada: Interview

The retail concept will become a new name in Western Canada as Pitchfork launches an expansion following a downtown opening.

Video Interview: Steve Sadove Discusses Consumer Spending Habits

The former CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, and former Chairman of the National Retail Federation, also talks about how total retail sales have increased, trends in the industry, what sectors are doing well and which ones have fallen.

Inside IKEA’s Downtown Toronto Urban Format Store [Photos]

The store opens Wednesday of next week and is unlike any other in Canada, with natural light flooding through windows and a unique model that is a mix of product and food.
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US Brand Allbirds to Enter Canada with 1st Stores: Interview

The sustainability-focused footwear and fashion brand has confirmed that it will open two stores in Canada this year as it launches an expansion into new countries following an IPO last year.
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Spike of Insolvency Cases in Canada Could Signal More to Come for Retailers: Expert

An expert says that things will likely worsen under the stress of inflation and the withdrawal of pandemic-related government support, among other factors.

Retailer ‘Tao Tea Leaf’ Expands Operations as it Opens Storefront at Toronto’s Union Station: Interview/Photos

The retailer and wholesaler of loose leaf teas is growing its base of stores after first launching in 2009.

La Maison Simons Announces Halifax Store with Landlord to Repurpose Former Sears Box

The redevelopment of a former Sears store will make it possible for the Quebec City-based Simons to enter the Halifax market for the first time.

Canada’s Baby Formula Problem is for Different Reasons: Sylvain Charlebois

Differing dynamics between Canada and the US means things are different -- but many Canadians don't know about a Chinese connection which poses a threat.
Video Interview: April Sabral Discusses Retail Leadership During a Crisis

Video Interview: April Sabral Discusses Retail Leadership During a Crisis

Sabral talks about how retailers responded during the pandemic with leadership and training programs, key lessons learned through this crisis, biggest challenges in the industry, and current trends in retail.
IKEA Canada announces Toronto Downtown store will open on May 25

IKEA Announces Toronto Downtown Store Opening Date

The Swedish home furnishings retailer will open its 66,000 sq. ft. downtown location, a first to Canada concept with a new food concept added as well.

Menswear Brand ‘Psycho Bunny’ to Enter Canadian Market with 4 Stores: Exclusive Interview

The brand is launching its expansion into Canada this summer with plans to open even more locations in new markets as Psycho Bunny gains consumer awareness.

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Podcast [Interview] Michael Binetti Discusses Toronto’s Retail History

Binetti, who hosts Jane's Walks, begins by discussing the first store in Toronto, followed by how a department store row developed on King Street East that gave way to Simpsons and Eaton's opening further up on Queen.
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