Megan Harman

Megan Harman is a business reporter based in Toronto. She writes about topics including retail, financial services and technology. Megan covers Toronto’s retail industry through her blog Retail Realm (

Australian Fashion Brand ‘Ever New’ Opening 2 Canadian Stores this Spring

The two stores will bring the retailer’s Canadian store count up to seven, as the brand looks to expand into other Canadian markets.

Former David’s Tea Head Launches Upscale Spice Brand with 1st Standalone Retail Unit

Kim Wiseman’s new company specializes in gourmet spice blends in a variety of flavours with exceptional branding, utilizing an omnichannel strategy that includes opening more storefronts as the retailer grows.

Flexible Workspace Company LAUFT 1ST Mall Location in Canada with Plans for Global Expansion [Photos]

LAUFT aims to build a global network of workspace locations that can be booked through a mobile app.

Sustainable Jewellery Brand Ecksand Opens New Montreal Boutique

The new store in a historical building in downtown Montreal’s ‘jewellery district’ boasts 1,700 square feet of retail space, and pieces favoured by celebrities such as Megan Markle.

Toys”R”Us Canada Pilots New Store Concepts

New stores contain demonstration tables to provide an interactive experience for kids.

Drake General Store Opens New Location and Expands Digital Retail Presence

Trendy Canadian gift retail chain has opened another store as it grows its presence nationally.

BonLook Targets Western Canada as it Continues National Expansion

The rapidly expanding Canadian eyewear retailer aims to have 45-50 stores across Canada by 2020.

Gluten-Free Bakery Chain Sorelle & Co. Continues to Expand

The company offers sweet and savoury baked goods that are vegan and free of gluten, nuts, soy and preservatives—with an elegant twist, and plans for growth.

Automated Drugstore Concept ‘Pharmabox’ Aims to Disrupt Canadian Retailing

The innovative self-service kiosks retail everyday items in high-traffic areas, and it plans to take some market share away from big players such as Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart.

‘Golden Week’ Campaign Uses AliPay App to Target Chinese Tourists

Major shopping centres are targeting Chinese visitors this month, known to be a significant target for luxury brands.

Vancouver-Based Women’s Retailer ‘The Latest Scoop’ Expands to Toronto

The multi-brand women’s fashion retailer has opened a new store on Ossington, has another planned for Queen Street West, and intends to further test the market with pop-up locations.

U.K. Brand Oasis Fashion Expands into Canada with 1st Store

The women’s clothing chain will open its first Canadian store this month in a location that isn’t typical for an international brand entering the country.

European Children’s Fashion Retailer Catimini Enters Canadian Market with 1st Store

New store caters to families with high disposable income, and is looking to expand into other cities.

MINDSET Brain Gym Opens Inaugural Location and Embarks on Aggressive Growth Strategy

New meditation studio in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood aims to provide a relaxing oasis in the city. More are planned for other cities.

Quebec Start-Up Berso Aims to Disrupt Baby Retail Market

The new company plans to open large-format tech-heavy stores in Canada that will provide a modern, one-stop-shopping experience for millennial consumers.

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