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Beauty Brand DECIEM Launches New Store Concept [Photos]

The community-focused concept can be modified to different activations, marking a shift for the popular Canadian beauty brand which began opening standalone stores in 2016.

Confidence Ahead for Holiday Shopping Season in Canada: PwC Report [Feature]

Consumer savings, greater economic stability and avoidance of further shutdowns resulting in a more ideal 2021 holiday scenario for retailers.

Ottawa-Based Kettlemans Bagel Expanding Store Footprint Further into Ontario and Quebec: Interview

The retailer is growing its operations with multiple locations planned over the next several months.

How to Make Fragile Global Supply Chains Stronger and More Sustainable: Op-Ed

Challenges come at a critical time as retailers stock stores for the busy December Holiday Season.

Swedish Brand ‘Thule’ to Open 1st Canadian Storefront in West Vancouver [Interview]

The first branded store for the global designer and manufacturer of roof racks and carriers is part of a North American expansion.

Utilization of Kiosk Technology by Retailers Set to Grow Significantly in Canada: Study

Self-service technologies will explode as businesses see advantages with the pandemic accelerating the trend.

Premium Streetwear Retailer ‘PLUS’ Opens New Storefront in Downtown Toronto with Plans to Further Expand

Opening in downtown Toronto was a "no brainer" as the brand grows its base of stores in leading shopping centres.

Consumers in Canada Increasingly Seeking Brand Experience Over Price and Quality [Feature]

A shift in consumer sentiment is presenting opportunities for brands to deliver meaning and value beyond the product.

Meghan Roach Helping Iconic Canadian Retailer Roots Build on the Foundations of Nearly 50 Years of Success [Interview]

The Canadian retailer continues to build strong community around the brand as it heads into the next chapter of its storied history.

Report Says Support from Local Communities were Vital for Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Canada During Pandemic

A new report by Salesforce notes the challenges the pandemic brought to businesses and how many were saved with local financial support by consumers.

Foot Locker Expands ‘Behind Her Label’ Platform to Canada to Support Gender Gap in Streetwear Design [Interview]

The GM of Foot Locker Canada discusses the program and why it launched in this country.

Retail Council of Canada Survey Forecasts Strong December Holiday Season for Retailers [Interviews/Analysis]

The survey examines Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day as retailers prepare for a second pandemic Christmas.

Concerns Despite Announced Federal Government Extension of Wage and Rent Subsidies for Retailers and Businesses in Canada [Interview]

The CFIB says it’s concerned that the eligibility rules and thresholds of the Thursday announcement puts support out of reach for many.

Toyota Opens World’s Largest In-Mall Service Dealership at West Edmonton Mall [Interviews/Photos]

The one-of-a-kind partnership also includes valet parking and other services, adding another unique element to the largest shopping centre in North America.

Business Improvement Areas to Play Important Role in Growth and Success of Canada’s Main Streets [Feature/Interviews]

Creativity and collaboration required by BIAs for small businesses to recover and flourish in the wake of COVID-19.

Grocery Company ‘Goodfood’ Launches Fully Electric Refrigerated Vehicle Fleet in Canada

The company says that it is the first private entity in Canada to utilize such vehicles as the company grows its operations.

Retail Leasing and Fundamentals Showing Strength for Toronto Market: JLL Research

The pandemic clobbered Toronto retail with shutdowns and some areas are recovering faster than others.

Colliers Reports Cautious Optimism for Brick-and-Mortar Retail as Economies Continue to Reopen [Feature]

Experiential components will help developers and landlords turn retail properties into must-visit destinations say experts.

Inside Staples Canada’s Impressive New Downtown Toronto Store Location [Photos]

The retailer has opened its sixth "Working and Learning Company" concept store after a nearby location was expropriated for a subway expansion.

UK-Based Eyewear Behemoth ‘Specsavers’ Enters Canadian Market via Acquisition with Plans for Significant Store Expansion

The world's largest optometrist-owned and led business will disrupt the value-priced optical industry in Canada with plans to open another 200 stores in an already crowded market.
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