Retailers in Canada Grapple with the End of Cookies in Online Marketing and Ecomm

Experts say that there are other options that are better in terms of personalization, including Jay Wilder of Salesforce who says the future is bright.

GoodGood Suddenly Ceases Operations and Shuts Down in Toronto [With Photos]

The Toronto-based local commerce retailer and foodservice business shuttered all operations, including five cafes and a delivery network.

Vessi Opens First Permanent Storefront at Metropolis at Metrotown Near Vancouver

The D2C brand debuts its initial store as it prepared for an expansion across Canada and into the US.

Facial Recognition in Stores in Canada May Pose Problems Amid AI-Based Misidentification Potential

The need to mitigate issues around the usage of artificial intelligence is of utmost importance as it becomes commonplace, according to Kathy Baxter of Salesforce.

Retailers in Canada Adopting Digital Technologies Amid Rise of Social Media Commerce

Ecommerce accelerated during the pandemic along with social media channels. Kelly Thacker of Salesforce says it's critical for retailers to meet customers on their preferred platforms.

Warby Parker to Open at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in Downtown Toronto

NYC-based eyewear retailer set to expand Canadian operations with fifth location.

Psycho Bunny Opens 1st Canadian Storefront at CF Toronto Eaton Centre [Images]

A total of four stores will open in Canada this year with plans for more into 2023.

Vancouver-Based Smash + Tess Expands Brick and Mortar Concept to Muskoka with Pop-up

Vancouver-based retailer brings iconic Romper collection to Muskoka for summer pop-up.

Cactus Club Announces New Calgary Location

The premium-casual restaurant chain has announced a new 10,000 square foot location for Calgary, its fourth in the community.

JD Group’s ‘size?’ Opens Second Canadian Flagship

The flagship storefront boasts soaring ceilings and is off the beaten path from busy Robson Street.

Downtown Vancouver Gucci Pop-Up Relocates Back to Expanding Hotel Vancouver Flagship Location [Photo Update]

Retail Insider has noted Italian luxury brand Gucci is packing up its 710 Thurlow Street location in downtown Vancouver. The location in Vancouver's prestigious "Alberni Luxury...

LBCO Opens New Commuter Hub Storefront in Toronto’s Union Station

The new 6,944 square foot store will service over 300,000 daily visitors in Canada's busiest, multi-modal passenger transportation hub.

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake Relocates First Toronto Location

Fukuoka-founded Japanese cheesecake quick service dessert brand Uncle Tetsu has shuttered its original Toronto storefront, and has relocated across the street to a new...

Farm Boy Grocery Store to Open at Sugar Wharf Development on Toronto’s Waterfront: Report

Ontario-based fresh food retailer Farm Boy has secured a 30,000 square foot location at Sugar Wharf, an 11.5 acre mixed-use community development in Toronto's East Bayfront.

Bayview Village Hosting 1st-Ever Toronto Fashion Incubator Pop-Up to Support Canadian Designers

The pop-up opens on Friday June 10th and runs until Sunday the 12th inclusive. 

Unique Shreddies Wheat ‘Dispensary’ Pop-Up Opens in Downtown Toronto

The pop-up is a cheeky nod to the hundreds of cannabis dispensaries that have opened in Toronto since legalization in 2018. 

Value Village to Open 2 Downtown Toronto Concept Stores in Iconic Locations

US-based Second-hand retail chain will be introducing the new urban Value Village Boutique concept to the Canadian market. 

Costco Wholesale Business Centre Expands Canadian Operations with New Quebec Location

The retail giant has opened its sixth Canadian Business Centre with its new location in Anjou, Quebec.

Sunglass Hut to Relocate Storefront at CF Pacific Centre in Downtown Vancouver

International eyewear retailer will open in a 1,139 square foot location on the upper level of the shopping centre.

UK-Based Eyewear Retailer ‘Specsavers’ To Open at Park Royal in West Vancouver

Construction signage for the new South Mall location went up in early May 2022.

Electric Car Company Vinfast To Open at Park Royal in West Vancouver

Auto manufacturer is in the process of a Canadian expansion, adding more than 40 locations by the end of the year.

American Eagle’s ‘Aerie’ Opens at Park Royal Shopping Center in West Vancouver

This marks the first stand-alone Aerie location in the Vancouver area for the sub-brand owned by US-based American Eagle Outfitters.

RCC STORE Conference 2022 is Next Week – May 31-June 1

There will be main stage and concurrent speakers and interactive sessions. There’s also the popular Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala and the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala.

COACH to Relocate Storefront at CF Pacific Centre in Downtown Vancouver

Upscale New York-based fashion brand is moving from its current location to a new location between Abercrombie & Fitch and Ted Baker.

Massimo Dutti Closes Storefront at CF Pacific Centre in Downtown Vancouver

Part of the location is currently under construction to become the new location for COACH which is currently down the corridor from the former Massimo Dutti space.

Understance Flagship Opens in Downtown Vancouver

The Canadian undergarment retailer has opened in a former David's Tea location on Robson Street.

Bath & Body Works to Expand into New Location at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

The retailer will be relocating into a 5,010 square foot store formerly home to Microsoft.

Aesop Opens at Park Royal in West Vancouver

Australian skin care brand debuts newest store, taking over a vacated DAVIDsTEA location.

Columbus Café Announces Canadian Expansion

France-based coffee shop set to open four locations in Quebec as it expands Canadian footprint.

RCC STORE 22: Experience retail’s most innovative business solutions

RCC STORE 22, the biggest retail event of the year in Canada, is just a week away! May 31 and June 1, 2022 at the Toronto...

7 Sessions You Won’t Want To Miss At STORE 22

We’re just weeks away from STORE 22, the largest in-person meeting of retail minds in Canada in three years, set to take over the Toronto Congress Centre’s North Building on May 31 and June 1, 2022.

What Does Purpose-Driven, Sustainable Business Leadership Look Like?

Maurizio Patarnello discusses the topic.

Lightspeed Marks Earth Day with Carbon Free Dining Expansion and Tree Planting Announcement for Africa

The Montreal-based company known for its cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platform is embracing the planet.

lululemon to Open 3-Level Flagship Store at Yonge and Bloor Intersection in Downtown Toronto [Exclusive]

The store will be built over three floors at one of the most significant retail corners in Canada.

Lenscrafters Opens at Park Royal in West Vancouver

American eyewear retailer debuts 10th location in the lower mainland.

Exploring the Growing Complexity of Retail Loss Prevention

As commerce and consumer habits evolve, the function of preventing loss in retail has become increasingly complex.

Luxury Perfumery Debuts Flagship Location at Bayview Village in Toronto

Niche Essence opens its first stand-alone store after seeing success with shop-in-shop locations in Toronto and Vancouver

La Vie en Rose to Relocate and Expand Storefront at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Montreal-based retailer to move into a 3,148 square foot location on the 2nd floor next to the former Disney Store.

JD Sports Continues Canadian Expansion With New Store at West Edmonton Mall [Photos]

UK-based fashion retailer has opened a two-level 14,196 square foot location.

Decathlon Canada Updates Symbol of Access with Ability Signs Concept

International sporting goods retailer has introduced a set of icons that utilize sporting activities as a way to promote the abilities rather than the disabilities.

Arc’teryx to Open Store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Vancouver-based technical apparel retailer to open a 3rd floor location.

Hudson’s Bay to Close Bloor & Yonge Department Store in Downtown Toronto [Exclusive]

The massive bunker on Bloor was the retailer’s Canadian flagship location from 1974 to 1991. A major redevelopment of the Hudson's Bay Centre is now planned.

Chick-fil-A Opens Queen Street West Location in Downtown Toronto [Photos]

Atlanta-based quick-service restaurant chain adds sixth Canadian store.

Buy-Now-Pay-Later Company Klarna Enters Canadian Market

The company enters a crowded market in Canada.

Bentley Launches Line of Fully Vegan Handbags and Wallets

The Montreal-based retailer has launched a line which addresses a trend towards eco-friendly and cruelty-free products.

Capilano Mall in North Vancouver Adds New Concept Jeep Showroom

The "Jeep Lifestyle Centre" features Jeep vehicles on display with branded clothing and merchandise, which is the first-ever enclosed shopping centre storefront for the Jeep brand.

Costco Wholesale Continues Canadian Expansion with 167,000 Square Foot Relocated Store in Kelowna

The retail giant has continued its strategy of opening new warehouses in communities that had older format stores.

Zara to Shutter Bloor Street Store in Toronto After 22 Years 

The Holt Renfrew Centre Zara store was the first in Toronto, replacing a Marks & Spencer location that operated for years.

Apple Flagship Store May Pull Out of Yonge & Bloor ‘The ONE’ Project by Sam Mizrahi: Report

The secretive retailer could leave a hole at the iconic corner amid litigation as the developer fights to keep Apple as the anchor tenant.

Clik2pay Launches Mobile App for Small Businesses in Canada

New app provides a simple and inexpensive way to request, receive and track payments