Evan Duggan

Evan is a freelance journalist in Vancouver. In addition to Retail Insider, Evan's work has appeared in the Vancouver Sun and the Postmedia network, RENX, Business in Vancouver, Reuters, the Bangkok Post and many others.

Landlord Morguard Confident in Canadian Retail as it Keeps Focus on Smaller Markets, Shifting Consumer Trends [Interview]

The company emphasizes a focus on adapting to shifting consumer behaviour, maintaining long-term relationships with retailers, and strategically enhancing its shopping centres to continue providing compelling experiences for shoppers in both large and small markets.

Vancouver’s West 4th Retail District Thriving Amidst Growing Popularity and Upscale Competing Brands [Feature]

Rents have exploded on a popular stretch of the Kitsilano street which is seeing exciting new retailers opening there, as opposed to Robson Street.

Development Surge Along Vancouver’s Kingsway Could Spark Retail Renewal [Feature]

One of the longest and busiest thoroughfares in the Lower Mainland is seeing significant updates by developers, with new retail to follow.

Downtown Vancouver Retailers Optimistic in Rebound but Call for More Security, Improved Lighting Amid Challenges

Safety and security are among the issues retailers interviewed face, with some parts of downtown faring better than others.

Vancouver’s Historic Gastown Amid Retail Rebound, but Some Say a Major Facelift is Needed [Feature]

The popular downtown commercial district is seeing strong leasing activity and tourists return, but it also suffers from a shabby appearance and vagrancy from the nearby Downtown Eastside.

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban Creates Unintended Problems in Canada [Feature/Expert Interviews]

Friction at store checkouts, too many bags at home and questions around the actual environmental sustainability of reusable bags has experts questioning the ban.

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