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Mario Toneguzzi

Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary, has more than 40 years experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist, and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, faith, city and breaking news, and business. He is the Senior National Business Journalist with Retail Insider in addition to working on his own as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training.

Calgary Farmers’ Market Unveils Massive 55,000 Square Foot Suburban Location[Interview/Photos]

Nearly 70 vendors will be part of the new marketplace located in a notable suburban development.

From the Corporate World to Retail: The Story of Culture Athletics, which has Relocated its Storefront in Toronto’s Leslieville [Interview]

Nigel Fick left the corporate world to start a speciality footwear and apparel retailer focused on running and yoga -- the store has now relocated and is seeing success with its unique concept.

Video Interview: Rebelstork Making It Easier For Parents To Sell Their Baby Gear

The company's founder and CEO discusses the company's new partnership with Monti Kids, as well as the technology behind the marketplace, how it is impacting the industry, the future of resale, the history behind the company.

Deerfoot City in Calgary Launches Outdoor Activations as it Looks to Phase 3 Restaurant Campus Addition

The 1.1 million square foot centre is targeting locals with activations as part of a retail transformation that started in 2014.

Retail Design More Important than Ever as Brands Expand and Consumers Shift: Interview

Sue Bennett says that retail success is due in part to store design, with complexities requiring analysis at a time of intense competition.

Ottawa-Based Bridgehead Coffee Gains National Presence with Wholesale Distribution [Interview]

Prior to the pandemic Aegis Brands acquired the chain and under new leadership, is expanding its presence via multi-brand retailers and online channels.

Engaging Physical Retail Experiences Paramount Despite Rise in Digital: Interview with Nick Iozzo of Ancillary Agency

Iozzo provides an overview of what he’s been doing with some unique brands and activations, noting that consumers are seeking physical experiences and that landlords can capitalize on these opportunities.

Video Interview: Indochino Partners With Nordstrom For Mini Showroom Presence

CEO Drew Green talks about the concept of mini showrooms within the retailer's stores, how many exist today, plans for the future, if more are coming, whether Indochino will look at other retailers to introduce the concept, recent developments for Indochino, the introduction of a women's line and the impact of the pandemic on the business.

Calgary-Based Women In Need Society Expanding WINS Thrift Retail Store Concept [Interview]

The CEO discusses the remarkably successful and innovative WINS thrift charity retail operations which continue to see strong growth amid increasing demand.

Union Station in Toronto Launches Summer Activations as New Retailers are Added [Interviews]

The busy transit hub is drawing even more people with attractions and popups while adding more retail tenants as part of a major redevelopment.

Toronto-Based Plant-Based ‘Fresh Restaurants’ Announces Expansion Including Across Canada [Interviews]

The popular concept is looking to significantly grow its locations starting with an expansion outside of the GTA and and into new markets such as BC.

Vancouver-Based Luxury Resale Retailer FAULKNER Partners with Grailed for Global Exposure

The multi-brand retailer is the only one in Canada to be a featured seller on the world's largest online catalogue of resale luxury designer, streetwear, and archival fashion.

Video Interview: Shashi Behl, Founder/CEO of Joydrop, Discusses Future Plans & RCC Award

Behl talks about what the award meant to her and the company, the history of Joydrop and what it does, the impact of the pandemic, lessons learned through the pandemic and future plans for the company.

m0851 Opens Storefront on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run as it Kicks Off Global Expansion [Interview/Photos]

The upscale Montreal-based brand, known for its leather goods, has landed on Bloor with plans to open stores in major markets globally as it marks 35 years in business.

Barbie-Themed Storefront to Open on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run [Interview]

The partner store with fashion house Hilary MacMillan will create a unique 'luxe closet' Barbie retail experience in The Colonnade alongside brands such as Moncler, Cartier and Dior.

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