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Amazon Prepares to Bring Employees Back to Canadian Offices and the Impact on Downtown Retail: Interview

Tamir Bar-Haim, site lead at Amazon’s Toronto Tech Hub, discusses the economic impacts of the return of thousands of office workers to the downtown core.

Mackage Poised for Continued Growth Following Appointment of New CEO: Feature Interview

Tanya Golesic discusses with Retail Insider how the Montreal-based luxury outerwear brand has set sights on further innovation and accelerated international expansion.

Welcome To Swob, The Platform Helping Companies Hire Faster

With Canada getting back to business, opportunities for employment are booming and Swob — an award-winning recruitment platform— is making looking for a job easy and hiring even easier.

Brief: Celine Exits Nordstrom Yorkdale, Uniqlo Expanding at Metrotown

Other news: Burberry renovating and expanding at Yorkdale, Urban Outfitters opens at the Amazing Brentwood, Bayview Village unveils 'Candyland' pop-up.
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Return of CFL Games Good for Retail After Missing Last Season: Interviews

The return of the Canadian Football League after missing last season will be a boon for teams selling merchandise through their own stores and other retail outlets.

GetintheLoop Expands Services into the United States with Significant BenefitHub Partnership

Canada's largest 'shop local community' is growing rapidly with an expansion south of the border.

Brief: Moose Knuckles Opening at Toronto Eaton Centre, Ren’s Pets Acquired

Other news: Distillery District launches container pop-up retail, New and renovated retailers at Metropolis at Metrotown, EB Games rebrand, Home Depot announces sustainability goals.

Study Shows Commercial Rents on 17th Ave in Calgary Stayed at Pre-Pandemic Levels or Increased: Interviews

Experts are saying that tenants are seeking smaller spaces and that there's demand despite earlier forecasts of a disaster.

Podcast [Interview]: Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergoCentric

Craig speaks with Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergonomic chair company ergoCentric which is expanding further into retail with new storefronts.

Paris Baguette to Enter Canada and Open 1st Location on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run

The bakery-cafe concept is entering the Canadian market with a location alongside top luxury brand stores. 

Pandemic Hits Airport Retail Hard in Canada: Interviews

A lack of travellers tanked sales at businesses in major airports with many hoping travel will return soon.

Podcast [Interview]: Michele Bailey Discusses Gratitude and its Positive Impact on Businesses

Craig and Michelle Bailey, Founder & CEO at The Blazing Group, discuss her new book "The Currency of Gratitude" and lessons that retailers can use in organizational training and overall operations.

Joel Carman Leading Iconic Denim Retailer Over the Rainbow Toward a Half Century of Success: Interview

The family-owned and run independent retailer became an integral stitch in Toronto’s cultural fabric.

Pro Wrestler Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart Discusses His Retail Foray and Personal Branding: Interview

The world-famous Calgary-based wrestler spoke with journalist Mario Toneguzzi about his career and how his retail and personal brands have developed over the years.
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Retail Profile: Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley BC (July 2021)

The important regional centre has been making improvements and adding new tenants under the direction of landlord QuadReal.

Canadian Retail Sales Recovering into Summer 2021: Ed Strapagiel

The analyst walks readers through the latest StatsCan numbers explaining different segments.
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Oakville Place Shopping Centre Shifts Focus Under RioCan Direction with New Tenants: Interview

RioCan SVP Jeff Ross explains how the centre's offerings pivoted and how the future could include residential intensification.

Podcast [Interview]: Jon Bishop, Founder of CDNGLOBAL Commercial Real Estate Services

Craig and Jon discuss the launch of Vancouver-based CDNGLOBAL and what makes it unique, and the discussion shifts into what's being seen in the market.

Canadian Grocery Retailers Bracing for Potential Cyberattacks Against Systems Amid Rash of Successful Ransomware Incidents [Feature]

Organizations and consumers across the country could face devastating consequences as a result of nefarious hacker activity say experts.

Brief: Zara Opens Massive Metrotown Flagship, Nordstrom Partners with Disney

Other news: Altitude Fitness launches in Toronto, T&T Market prepares to open in Langley, Bailey Nelson to open at Willowbrook, YUM Candy survives pandemic.
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Podcast [Interview]: Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergoCentric

Craig speaks with Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergonomic chair company ergoCentric which is expanding further into retail with new storefronts.

Podcast [Interview]: Michele Bailey Discusses Gratitude and its Positive Impact on Businesses

Craig and Michelle Bailey, Founder & CEO at The Blazing Group, discuss her new book "The Currency of Gratitude" and lessons that retailers can use in organizational training and overall operations.

Podcast [Interview]: Jon Bishop, Founder of CDNGLOBAL Commercial Real Estate Services

Craig and Jon discuss the launch of Vancouver-based CDNGLOBAL and what makes it unique, and the discussion shifts into what's being seen in the market.

Podcast [Interview]: Peter Simons of La Maison Simons Discusses Pandemic Business Struggles

Craig and Peter have an honest discussion around the challenges the retailer faced over the course of the pandemic, and what the future might hold for the retailer which is striking unique partnerships.

Podcast [Interview]: JJ Wilson and Tanner Johnston Launch Performance Skincare for Men

Craig speaks with entrepreneurs JJ Wilson and Tanner Johnston in an energetic conversation about their new Reyal Performance skincare and supplements lines.

Brief: Celine Exits Nordstrom Yorkdale, Uniqlo Expanding at Metrotown

Other news: Burberry renovating and expanding at Yorkdale, Urban Outfitters opens at the Amazing Brentwood, Bayview Village unveils 'Candyland' pop-up.

Brief: Moose Knuckles Opening at Toronto Eaton Centre, Ren’s Pets Acquired

Other news: Distillery District launches container pop-up retail, New and renovated retailers at Metropolis at Metrotown, EB Games rebrand, Home Depot announces sustainability goals.

Brief: Zara Opens Massive Metrotown Flagship, Nordstrom Partners with Disney

Other news: Altitude Fitness launches in Toronto, T&T Market prepares to open in Langley, Bailey Nelson to open at Willowbrook, YUM Candy survives pandemic.

Brief: Hillberg & Berk Debuts New Store Design, WANT Les Essentials Opens Pop-up Storefront

Other news: Liberty Clothing opens in Distillery District, Plenty opens store near Vancouver, London Drugs Renovates Robson Street storefront, ergoCentric opens showroom at Square One.

Brief: Banana Republic Shuttering Montreal Flagship, Bodega Replacing RYU Off Robson

Other news: Blubird fashion store shutting down in Vancouver, CF Toronto Eaton Centre Launches art murals, Spirthouse Toronto opening in Distillery District, Frank and Oak ends subscription service.
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