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Special Edition 31: Interview with DUER Jeans Founder Gary Lenett on Canadian Retail

Gary Lenett, co-founder of Vancouver-based DUER, speaks to Craig about how he founded the brand, his vision for the future of retail as well as advice for entrepreneurs.

Harry Rosen Launches Industry-First Men’s Grooming Amid Strategy Shift: Interview with Ian Rosen

The luxury menswear retailer expanded into the new category as 40% of Canadian men grew facial hair since the pandemic with about half planning to keep it.

Brief: Ralph Lauren Sells Club Monaco, Hudson’s Bay Takes 15% BIPOC Pledge

Foodtastic acquires vegan QSR brand Copper Branch, Adidas opens at the Amazing Brentwood, Division Twelve furnishings opening Toronto showroom.

“Another Crippling Blow” as Ontario Government Extends Pandemic Lockdowns for Retailers and Businesses into June [Interviews]

Businesses and associations are furious as Ontario once again extends lockdowns which many say will have a devastating impact on the economy.
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6 Ways Canadian Grocery Retail Was Forever Changed by the Pandemic

Online ordering, robotics, fewer consumer trips, touch-free checkouts, supply chain resiliency and declining peak hours are among the major changes.

Then and Now: 110 Bloor Street Retail Podium in Toronto [Photos]

The upscale retail podium built in 1980 has seen significant changes with luxury store tenants over years, with more to come.

Forever 21 Begins Quietly Opening First Canadian “2.0” Stores [Photos]

The US-based fast-fashion retailer is making moves back into Canada after going bankrupt and exiting the country in 2019.

Pandemic Driving Shifting Customer Need for Touchless, Seamless Omnichannel Customer Service Experiences [Feature]

Telus is helping retailers upgrade traditional contact centres to provide more efficient and effective brand engagement.

Electric Vehicle Company ‘Lucid Motors’ to Enter Canada with 1st Retail Showroom that will feature Virtual Reality

The company is entering the Canadian market in the third quarter this year as a disruptor to Tesla, Polestar and Genesis Motors.

Luxury Apparel Retail in Canada Saw Significant Declines in 2020: Trendex

A new report discusses decreases in menswear and womenswear as well as the impact of fewer tourists from Asia.

Lightspeed Integrates Google Tools Amid Shop Local Movement

The integration will allow independent retailers to manage various Google tools directly in their Lightspeed commerce platform at no additional cost.

Special Edition 30: Mario Toneguzzi Named Top 10 Business Journalist + Canadian Retail Discussion

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Retail Insider journalist Mario Toneguzzi who was just named one of the world's top 10 business journalists. Craig and Mario discuss how he became a journalist and what he's seeing in Canadian retail during the pandemic through his interviews with top business leaders.
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M&M Food Market Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Amid Canadian Expansion

The popular food retailer, known for frozen goods, is addressing consumer shifts during the pandemic.
Main Entrance at CF Chinook Centre in Calgary

Retail Profile: Chinook Centre in Calgary (Spring 2021)

Retail Insider tours Calgary's top shopping centre anchored by Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Retail Leasing Reaches Milestone at Massive Taza Mixed-Use Development Near Calgary

One of the centrepieces of the development is the unique The Shops at Buffalo Run in the Taza Exchange section of the overall project.

Amazon Announces Significant Investment in Vancouver Market

More than 2,000 jobs will be created including at a robotics fulfillment centre, a sort centre, and delivery stations.

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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Special Edition 31: Interview with DUER Jeans Founder Gary Lenett on Canadian Retail

Gary Lenett, co-founder of Vancouver-based DUER, speaks to Craig about how he founded the brand, his vision for the future of retail as well as advice for entrepreneurs.

Special Edition 30: Mario Toneguzzi Named Top 10 Business Journalist + Canadian Retail Discussion

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Retail Insider journalist Mario Toneguzzi who was just named one of the world's top 10 business journalists. Craig and Mario discuss how he became a journalist and what he's seeing in Canadian retail during the pandemic through his interviews with top business leaders.

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.

Brief: Ralph Lauren Sells Club Monaco, Hudson’s Bay Takes 15% BIPOC Pledge

Foodtastic acquires vegan QSR brand Copper Branch, Adidas opens at the Amazing Brentwood, Division Twelve furnishings opening Toronto showroom.

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.

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.

BRIEF: Hudson’s Bay Shuts Last Outlet Store, Famous Kim’s Convenience Store Comes to Market

Other News: Kartell relocating in Montreal, eBay Canada opening authentication centre for sneakerheads, Mobile Klinik launches mobile van service, The Brick marks Earth Day with unique campaign.

BRIEF: Cartier Shuts on Bloor for Renovation, Nordstrom Launches BEAUTYCYCLE in Canada

Other News: Costco opens 2 more business centres in Alberta and Ontario, Lightspeed expands, The Home Depot partners with Brian Gluckstein on collection.
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