Rack Attack Continues Expansion in Canada, Adding Three New Stores and Acquiring Calgary Locations [Interview]
The retailer of car racks, bike racks, rooftop tents, overlanding, and other outdoor gear is growing its operations in Canada with plans for more locations amid consumer demand.
Pilgrim CEO Robert Hayes Discusses the Jeweller’s Expansion Plans in Canada: Video Interview
The discussion includes how Hayes brought the brand into the market, what makes it so popular, wholesale expansion, and what's in store for new locations in Canada including one at CF Toronto Eaton Centre opening in late June.
Fitness Concept elleTO Growing Business with Female-Focus [Interview]
Founder Michelle Epstein discusses the rebrand and location moves which are proving successful for the 12-year old women's gym.
Montreal-Based Gourmet Salad Brand Mandy’s Sets Ambitious Expansion Plans, Eyeing National and International Growth [Interview]
The popular salad restaurant chain is looking at opening a substantial number of locations, given success after a recent expansion.
Sheridan Nurseries Marks 110 Years with Grand Opening of Innovative Garden Centre Concept in Aurora [Interviews]
The Ontario-based garden retailer has a unique history of land acquisition while retailing a variety of plants and items for the home.
Jeweller Alan Anderson Discusses His Line, Atelier and Future Plans: Video Interview
Craig interviews Toronto-based jeweller Alan Anderson, who discuses how he got started in the jewellery industry, his new atelier on Jarvis Street, and future plans which will include the launch of a handbag line. They also discuss the recent Royal Coronation and jewellery seen on various attendees.
Canadians Are Now Buying Less Food. Now What for Grocery Retailers? [Op-Ed]
Sylvain Charlebois says a variety of factors could be at play to explain an interesting phenomenon among Canadian consumers.
Fashion Brand ‘Kotn’ Continues Canadian Retail Expansion with 5th Store in Toronto’s Leslieville [Interview]
The retailer's co-founder discusses Kotn's brand and retail strategy, including plans for future expansion.
Innovative Beauty Hall and Wellness Retail Concept to Open at Royalmount in Montreal [Interview/Rendering]
The opening of the 36,000 square foot space is set to for August 2024 as part of a highly anticipated new retail centre with numerous luxury tenants.
How AI is Changing the Retail Landscape in Canada and Beyond
From chatbots to robotics, change is rapid as AI takes hold and retailers look to adopt and integrate new technologies.
HBC to Expand Zellers Brand Across Canada in Larger Footprints After Spring Pop-Up Store Launch [Interviews]
The Hudson’s Bay Company is ramping up its investment in Zellers while also freeing up liquidity to grow its operating businesses with other banners.
Analyzing Canada’s 2023 Retail Sales: Insights into Category Growth and Challenges Ahead [J.C. Williams Group Analysis]
The consultancy analyses the latest StatCan numbers, showing some interesting trends over the year before.
Club Kitchen Launches in Downtown Vancouver, Offering Restaurateurs an Innovative Culinary Hub [Interview]
The new concept isn't a commissary kitchen or ghost kitchen according to its ops manager, creating a new food offering in the centre of Vancouver.
T&T Supermarket Opens 36,000 sq ft Store at CF Fairview Mall in Toronto, as Part of $80M Sears Box Revitalization [Interview]
CEO Tina Lee discusses the retailer's strategy of opening in malls, and how the deal to open at CF Fairview was years in the making.
Lab Grown Diamond Brand VRAI to Open 1st Canadian Store [Interview]
The lab-grown diamond brand has 13 stores globally. With Canada being VRAI's second-largest market for virtual appointments, the timing was right for a first storefront.
Canada’s Ultimate Retail Rendezvous: Game-Changing Ideas, Epic Connections
RCC STORE 23 is the most dynamic two days of learning and discussion about today’s most critical retail topics and newest success strategies – a must-attend for retailers and their partners and the best networking opportunity of the year for anyone in retail.
Real Canadian Superstore Pilots Selling Large Appliances with Plans for Expansion
The Loblaw-owned large-format grocer is growing its offerings in an effort to disrupt retail and gain market share with consumers.
MEC to Open Moncton NB Store in Former Bed Bath & Beyond Location
It will be the second location in the Maritimes for the retailer which is growing its operations with new location opportunities.
Nordstrom Rack Closes Canadian Stores: A Discussion [Podcast]
Craig and Lee chat about Nordstrom Rack as it exits its Canadian operations. Some stores were doing better than others -- and the retailer's strategy to carry fewer high-end and exciting brands is partly to blame for Canadian apathy.
Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us Canada Expand Footprint with New Store Launches in Former Bed Bath & Beyond Locations [Interview with Doug Putman]
Entrepreneur Doug Putman is growing the banners in Canada after acquiring the majority of Bed Bath & Beyond's Canadian real estate.