Craig Patterson

Located in Toronto, Craig is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider, Publisher of Retail Insider the magazine and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

Balenciaga Opens Large 2-Level Flagship Store on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto [Photos]

The luxury brand has unveiled a new concept store spanning two levels with a “dishevelled” design modelled on a recently opened flagship on New Bond Street in London.

Carbonleo Takes Over Management of Quartier DIX30 Near Montreal with Plans for Site Redevelopment [Interview]

The landlord will intensify the second-largest retail centre in Canada with an eye to sustainability.

Unique Shreddies Wheat ‘Dispensary’ Pop-Up Opens in Downtown Toronto

The pop-up is a cheeky nod to the hundreds of cannabis dispensaries that have opened in Toronto since legalization in 2018. 

Value Village to Open 2 Downtown Toronto Concept Stores in Iconic Locations

US-based Second-hand retail chain will be introducing the new urban Value Village Boutique concept to the Canadian market. 

French Luxury Swimwear Brand Vilebrequin Opens 1st Canadian Storefront in Montreal [Photos]

The brand has stores globally as well as distribution in upscale multi-brand retailers including a handful in Canada.

RCC STORE Conference 2022 is Next Week – May 31-June 1

There will be main stage and concurrent speakers and interactive sessions. There’s also the popular Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala and the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala.

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.

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.

In Photos: The Last Days of Hudson’s Bay at Yonge & Bloor in Downtown Toronto

The store was once the retailer’s flagship store and it shut earlier than expected last week after product cleared out.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For May 10th, 2022

Surging gas hurts consumer sentiment, Jack Nathan Health expanding to more Walmart locations in Canada, Quebec commercial real estate sees 'spectacular rebound, and other news.

The Well in Downtown Toronto Announces Major Retail Tenants

Several global and first-to-market brands will open in the highly anticipated mixed-use development that will occupy a key site at Front and Spadina.

Renderings Revealed for Redeveloped Yonge & Bloor Hudson’s Bay Store in Downtown Toronto

The iconic corner will look very different in years to come when a concrete bunker is replaced by a glass podium housing retail and office space.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For May 4th, 2022

Supply chain issues surprise bank of Canada, grocers invest to make BC operations more efficient, union drive at Montreal Amazon warehouse, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For May 3rd, 2022

Couche-Tard could merge with UK retail giant, Vancity Sports exiting downtown Vancouver for Richmond over business climate, legal woes for Pasquale Cusano's Montecristo Jewellers, and other news.

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For April 27th, 2022

Aldo restructuring approved by creditors, Giant Tiger partners with Instacart for same-day delivery, Chinatown mall in Vancouver could become culinary centre, Freshii 'virtual cashier' based overseas sparks controversy, and other news.

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