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Devastating Flooding in BC to Further Exacerbate Supply Chain Challenges in Canada: Experts

Catastrophic flooding will have ripple effects across the country and the situation isn't over yet.

Gap-Owned Athleta Opens 2nd Canadian Storefront with More Planned [Photos]

The Yorkdale store is number two for the US-based women's athletic retailer which opened its first Canadian location last month.

Grocery Retailer ‘Organic Garage’ Announces Aggressive Store Expansion in Southern Ontario

One of Canada's leading independent organic grocers is looking to disrupt the market by opening nearly two dozen stores.

Vacant Office Space in Downtown Calgary Could Become Retail Fulfillment Centres as Ecomm Accelerates: Experts

It's an opportunity to capitalize on under-utilized real estate with the city itself showing support for a new idea.

Clik2pay Offers Retailers a Payment Alternative for Online Purchases

Innovative payment solution provides cheaper, easier way for retailers to accept online payments.

‘Automated Department Store’ Kiosk Concept Launches in Canada with Plans for Expansion: Interview

The concept helps brands by creating new distribution points while helping landlords activate under-utilized space for retail.

Wendy’s Launches Significant Expansion in Canada with 2.0 NextGen Concept

Canada represents the largest international market for the Wendy's brand which opened its first NextGen 2.0 storefront this month.

Podcast [Interview] The Story Behind Ren’s Pets with CEO Scott Arsenault

Craig discusses the Ren's Pets story with Scott Arsenault, including how the retailer came about and where it's going post-acquisition.

Delivering Exceptional Experiences Across All Touch Points Critical to Ensuring Holiday Season Retail Success: Experts

Enhanced omnichannel offering and service helping retailers meet increasing consumer expectations.

A Positive Employee Experience is Good for Retailers’ Bottom Line [Op-Ed]

Two industry experts say that providing a positive experience for employees will translate into their offering better service to clients.

Black Friday 2021 to Overtake Friday Before Christmas for Retail Sales in Canada: Study

Consumer shifts are seeing earlier spending patterns than years past for various reasons.

Hillside Centre in Victoria Adding New Retail Tenants Including Major Anchor

A new Walmart store is expected to be one of the top-selling in Canada given that it will replace an already productive location nearby.

MeazureUp Helping Retailers Optimize Staff Performance Heading into Busy Holiday Shopping Season

Software solution provider arming retail in-store staff with the tools they need to do their jobs better.

First-of-its-Kind Collaborative Retail Concept Launches at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton [Interview/Photos]

The marketplace and business incubator already has a waiting list says the founder.

More Canadian Consumers Expected to Shop Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021: Study

A survey by Shopify provides some welcome news to retailers in Canada at a challenging time.

Sustainable Practices Needed to Reduce Negative Impacts of Retail Industry on the Environment in Canada: Report

Rising consumer sentiment concerning climate change helping to drive reduction in carbon emissions and greater retail sustainability.

Loyalty Program Usage Drops Significantly During the Pandemic: Study

Consumer behaviours shifted during the pandemic, as did preferences for brands and retailers according to a study.

First Look: Tim Hortons x Justin Bieber Launches Merchandise As Part of Collaboration [Photos]

Retail Insider was provided early access to see the collection and showcase photos of the limited-edition collaboration.

UK-Based JD Sports Launches Significant Store Expansion into Canada: Interview

The sports fashion retailer is expanding into the Canadian market with an aggressive store strategy.

Square Launches Square Marketing in Canada: Interview

Square Marketing allows businesses to create, send, track, email marketing campaigns, promotions and discounts as well as coupons all from the one singular Square dashboard.

Gucci x Balenciaga ‘Hacker Project’ Opens in Canada Including Impressive Storefront on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto [Photos]

The world’s hottest brand collaboration launched Monday morning with a global initiative. The Toronto store facade was vandalized on Sunday prior to its opening.

Food Prices are Rising in Canada, But so is Theft from Grocery Stores [Sylvain Charlebois]

The industry expert says that theft will increase significantly as prices rise for food in Canada in the coming months.

Pent-up Consumer Savings and Demand Driving Optimism Ahead of 2021 Holiday Shopping Season in Canada: Report

As restrictions continue to relax across the country, many Canadians are already starting their holiday shopping says Google.

Podcast [Interview] Matt Crowell on Retail Insider’s New Partnership with GetintheLoop

Matt Crowell, Founder and CEO of Kelowna-based platform GetintheLoop joins Craig to discuss Retail Insider’s new partnership with the GetintheLoop platform.
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