PenguinPickUp Partners with Electric Bike Delivery Company as Ecommerce Explodes During the Pandemic

A partnership with URB-E will see 95% less carbon emissions and a six times lower traffic footprint.

Hudson’s Bay Makes First Foray into Baby Resale with Rebelstork Partnership: Interview

The partnership addresses consumer preferences including gently-used items for the first time.

Barry’s Bootcamp Opens 1st Vancouver Location with Plans for Further Expansion: Interview with CEO Joey Gonzalez

The California-based high-intensity workout concept now operates four Canadian locations with more planned after pandemic disruption.

Toronto-Based Fashion Retailer ‘Studio D’ Relocates from Lawrence Park to Bloor-Yorkville

The beautiful new store will soon be bringing in men’s collections with a range of womenswear including apparel, bags and accessories and footwear.

Trendex Updates: Canadian Retail Apparel Sales Summer 2021 and Performance for Lululemon, Roots and Zumiez

Randy Harris sets out how apparel sales slowed over the summer with three retailers reporting strikingly different sales patterns.

Cadillac Fairview Targets Younger Consumers for its Canadian Shopping Centres with Marketing Campaign

The unique initiative was inspired by a 1980s television commercial and aims to expand the demographic visiting the landlord's malls.
West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall Marks 40 Years of Operations

North America’s largest shopping centre features a range of entertainment and recently, began adding luxury retailers to the mix.
Ron White Shoes

Canadian Designer Ron White Expands Further into US with Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus, Debuts Handbag Collection for AW’21: Interview

Toronto-based footwear designer says he has weathered the pandemic by adding multiple US stores while tapping into lucrative handbag business.
Oscar Wylee

Aussie Eyewear Retailer Oscar Wylee Entering Canadian Market with Aggressive Growth Strategy 

The brand’s first Canadian store opens this month with more planned over the next year.
Arc'teryx in Westmount, Montreal

Arc’teryx Launches New Small-Format Store Concept in Canada

The Arc’type concept is being rolled out with smaller stores and modular fixtures as part of an effort to gain market share. 

Sleep Country Canada Launches New Concept Stores as part of Expanded Partnership with Walmart Canada [Feature/Interview]

Canada’s leading specialty sleep retailer continues to innovate with an expanded partnership with Walmart.

eBay Sees Significant Growth in Canada During the Pandemic with E-Commerce Acceleration: Interview

The online platform's Canadian General Manager says it has been a "crazy" year with more small businesses coming online at a challenging time for the industry.

Best Buy Canada Launches Mentorship and Accelerator Program for Black and Indigenous Entrepreneurs to Bring Products to Market

The retailer says that it has a proven track record of launching start-ups, small businesses, and bringing their products to market in the technology space.

Brief: Hudson’s Bay Partners with Toronto Raptors, Ritz Rumoured to Replace Four Seasons Hotel at CF Pacific Centre

Other News: Streetwear retailer PLUS opening at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Ellie Mae opens Yonge Street store, Swarovski unveils beautifully renovated downtown store.
Swarovski at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Swarovski Opens Renovated Crystal Studio Concept at CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Photos)

Austrian-based jewellery retailer debuts significant renovation in downtown Toronto.

New iPhones Amongst Five Apple Products Unveiled at the September 2021 Event

Apple held its annual fall event including an iPhone launch announcement.

CNTRBND to Relocate Yaletown Store in Vancouver to Gastown 

The edgy multi-brand luxury retailer will double the size of its Vancouver store with a relocation that was a year in the making. 

Amazon Announces Significant Expansion in Canada, will Hire 15,000 Employees and Increase Wages

The Seattle-based retail behemoth continues to gain market share in Canada as it significantly bolsters its employee base.

Pandemic Store Design Shift in Canadian Retailers to Include New Safety Measures [Feature Interviews]

Safety measures and adaptations to brick-and-mortar store design to set the tone for new retail experiences.

The Rise of the Unassuming QR Code and How it Could Change the Food Industry: OP-ED

Sylvain Charlebois says that even though QR codes have been around for almost three decades, a resurgence could become a game-changer.


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