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 News Editor with Retail Insider in addition to working as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training.

Vancouver Sees Explosive Retail Growth: StatsCan Report

A new report by Statistics Canada shows a significant increase between 2004 and 2016 that far exceeds population growth, with shopping centres playing a big role.

Le Boulevard to Redevelop Hudson’s Bay Store

Hudson's Bay has announced that it will close one of its Montreal department stores next year, and its landlord is already planning to replace it with something impressive.

Inspirati Sees Tremendous Success While Keeping it Local

The Parisian-inspired boutique is doing better numbers than some of the world’s most-renowned home-furnishing retailers.

Paris Jewellers Reflects on Success as it Considers Further Expansion

The family-run Canadian jewellery retailer has already opened more stores than expected, seeing success from being customer-centric.

Beretta Opens 1st Canadian Boutique

The heritage firearms brand has unveiled its first location in the country, retailing an impressive range at a variety of pricepoints.

Unique Shopping Centre to Open at Heritage Industrial Site

A developer is rejuvenating a city's oldest still-standing industrial sites to create a vibrant, exciting community of artisans and stores.

The Running Room Sees Ballooning Ecommerce Growth

The unique Canadian running-focused retailer has lofty growth goals as it continues to see remarkable success with its online as well as physical retail operations.

Calgary Commercial Landlords Confident About Future

The city's retail owners are holding onto properties, anticipating long-term growth as the city comes out of recession.

Icebreaker Announces Fall 2017 Canadian Expansion [Photos]

The New Zealand-based retailer will open its 10th 'TouchLab' this fall with a new look, with plans to open 1-2 Canadian locations per year.

African Fashion Week Grows to Include Retail Focus [Photos]

The fifth annual event has seen rapid growth -- ecommerce launches this fall, and a brick-and-mortar boutique will open next year.

Tokyo Smoke Announces National Expansion

Once legalized, “somebody is going to be the Starbucks of cannabis, "says its founder and CEO.

Good Earth Coffee Embarks on National Expansion

The Calgary-based company has set its sights on Eastern Canada.

Ardene Launches Large Format Retail Concept [Photos]

The popular Canadian retailer has opened the first in a series of large-format stores that it says will reinvigorate and elevate the in-store experience for its core 'GenZ' consumer.

Calgary Malls Seeing New Retailers Amid Renewed Optimism

Two of Cadillac Fairview's top centres will see new retailers this fall, leading to the opening of Western Canada's first Saks Fifth Avenue early next year.

Squish Candy Embarks on National Expansion 

North America’s first artisanal candy store has ambitious plans to expand Canada-wide.

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