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.

Company Helps Canadian Ecommerce Retailers Navigate Changing Industry

A retail expert says the e-commerce space is evolving rapidly in Canada, but that it needs further action to keep up with growth and innovation in the US.

Canadian Whole Foods Stores Examined Under Amazon Ownership

Reports of issues in US locations promoted Field Agent to tour and survey consumers visiting Whole Foods' Canadian stores.

Willowbrook Shopping Centre Plans Significant Expansion and Renovation

One of the Lower Mainland’s most significant malls will see exciting changes, including new retailers.

Alberta Businesses Struggle with Minimum Wage Hike

Retailers and restaurants could face closure due to rising costs, though the Province says changes are necessary.

Avenue Road Furniture Concept Expanding into Vancouver’s Gastown

The unique new store will be housed in a unique heritage building, and will join locations in Toronto and New York City.

Company Aims to Level Playing Field for Independent Grocers in Canada

With big players dominating the industry, a company has launched an analytics product tailored to smaller retailers to compete with the giants.

Mercatino Expands Food Hall Concept

The Canadian founder says “our focus is in the downtown cores of all the major cities" with plans for more in the coming months.

Sears Canada Employees Face Options After Retailer Collapse

Thousands of former staff are examining their options, and some will find it easier than others.

Penguin Pick-Up Expands Click-and-Collect with Retailer Partnerships

In an effort to master the 'last mile', Penguin Pick-Up has partnered with Walmart Canada and Metro Supply as it looks to open potentially hundreds of locations nationally

Sears Canada Real Estate Presents Challenges and Opportunities

With Sears Canada having vacated millions of square feet of space, landlords will need to be creative at a time when department stores are on the decline.

Will ALDI and Lidl Enter Canada and Disrupt the Grocery Industry? 

Both retailers have a proven track record of being successful in almost all markets that they have entered, turning the competition on its head while gaining significant market share.

Cannabis Retailers Partner to Launch Significant Canadian Store Expansion

The joint venture foresees up to 40 retail locations - and perhaps more.

Canada’s Largest Spin Studio Announces Ambitious Expansion

The popular fitness concept could open as many as 50 locations coast-to-coast, if all goes as planned.

Canadian Fashion Brand ‘Kotn’ Launches Store Expansion

The unique company, which produces high-quality everyday wear made from authentic Egyptian cotton, is looking at expansion across the country and into the United States.

Cadillac Fairview Announces Significant CF Chinook Centre Investment

An overhauled food hall and common area renovations are planned, with luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue also scheduled to open its first store in Western Canada next month.

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