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.

Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club Looks to Expansion

The Vancouver-based fitness concept is eyeing new markets for locations -- possibly even outside of the province, according to a representative.

Chocolats Favoris Continues Expansion as it Looks to New Markets

The popular Canadian chocolate retail concept has expanded further into Ontario as it also turns an eye to BC and Alberta for growth.

Orangetheory Fitness Launches Aggressive Canadian Expansion

The goal for the unique fitness concept is to open more than 200 locations in Canada with a minimum of 170 locations opened before 2021.

Retail Vacancy Rates Jump Following Sears Canada Closure

Vacant Sears Canada space in Calgary pushed the city’s retail vacancy rate at the end of 2017 to more than twice the 10-year average.

How Sears Canada Could Have Been Saved: Expert

An industry veteran says he had a revolutionary plan to save the defunct retailer, though he was ultimately unable to get through to the company with a strategy.

Groundbreaking Technology Assists the Disabled with Ecommerce Websites

A Canadian company has launched technology that gives people with physical disabilities a barrier-free mobile experience with its Android application.

Comor Sports Goes Big in Kitsilano

The Vancouver-based retailer is keeping it local while growing its footprint.

Flexiti Financial Launches First-of-its-Kind Point-of-Sale Consumer Financing and Payment Technology for E-Commerce

The Toronto-based company is helping Canadian retailers grow sales online that includes offering credit to customers at a low cost to retailers.

Article Unveils 20x Larger Headquarters Amid Explosive Growth [Photos]

The Canadian ecommerce furniture retailer continues to see incredible growth in its operations with more revenue, more staff, more warehouses and a much bigger headquarters.

Shoppers Drug Mart Expands ‘Wellwise’ Concept for Healthy Aging

The company is building on the success of its first brick-and-mortar store with an expanded offering that includes a new website, as well as new planned store locations.

Award-Winning Retail Expert Launches Innovative Concept Store

The future of brick-and-mortar retail could involve rapidly-changing retail concepts, with an initial test now underway.

Retail Innovation: Must-Attend Executive Development Program, Spring 2018

Drive innovation instead of it driving you. This 6-day intensive retail executive program will prepare you to lead in times of change.

Italian Centre Grocery Chain Owner Discusses Expansion

The popular family-owned retailer is exploring new markets, new store formats, and new provinces.

Inside Travel Centre’s Impressive New Space [Photos]

The 10,000 square foot space merges storefront retail and an event space with united offices for Flight Centre’s four brands.

Cadillac Fairview Partners with Landmark Cinemas: Announces Premium CF Market Mall Theatre

Another Canadian shopping centre adds a non-retail component to attract consumers, who overwhelmingly requested it

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