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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.

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.

Podcast: The Webster Opens 1st International Store in Toronto

This week Craig and Lee talk Miami-based The Webster's launch into the Canadian market with an impressive three-level storefront in Toronto's Yorkville area. The Webster could grab market share from other multi-brand retailers with its mix of exclusive brands and quirky ethos.

Podcast [Interview] Discussion of Canadian Retail Before, During and After COVID-19 with Bruce Winder

Bruce Winder joins Retail Insider Founder and Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson to discuss what the future might hold for Canadian retailers after the pandemic. Winder is the author of the book RETAIL Before, During & After COVID-19. Tune in for an animated discussion.

Podcast: Rogue Zellers Stores Opening in Quebec After HBC Lets Trademark Lapse

This week Craig and Lee talk about how a family in Quebec is opening small Zellers-branded stores.

Podcast [Interview] The Future of Shopping Centre Anchor Retail Spaces in North America

Gary Newbury and Jeff Davenport join Retail Insider Founder and Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson to discuss what the future might hold for large department store anchor spaces in shopping centres in North America.

Podcast: Mark McEwan Grocery Store to Close in Downtown Toronto

This week Craig and Lee talk about the closure of the McEwan grocery store near the corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in downtown Toronto. Celebrity chef Mark McEwan's business empire recently filed for CCAA protection.

Podcast [Interview] Winnipeg Retail with Sandy Shindleman of Shindico Group

Craig and Sandy Shindleman discuss retail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, including the struggles of retail in downtown Winnipeg and the future of the province’s commercial offerings. Shindleman provides insight into the future of the downtown Winnipeg Hudson’s Bay store as well.

Podcast [Interview] Greg Macdonald, Founder of Bath-Bomb Business Bathorium, Discusses his 1st Store

Craig speaks with Founder and CEO of Ottawa-based Bathorium, Gregory Macdonald, about how he got started with the business and where it's going. That includes a new Bathorium storefront at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa, marking a milestone for the business.

Podcast [Interview] Suzanne Sears discusses COVID and retail staffing levels

Craig and Suzanne discuss COVID's impact on retail staffing levels. The Interview Series podcast by Retail Insider Canada is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Also check out our The Weekly podcast where Craig and Lee discuss popular content published on Retail Insider which is part of the The Retail Insider Podcast Network. Suzanne Sears - President: Luxury Careers Cda...Retail Staffing Cda..Retail Insider..Social Media Influencer:. Expert Speaker +Writer Subscribe, Rate, and Review our Retail Insider Podcast! Follow Craig: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/CraigPattersonTorontoInstagram: @craig_patterson_torontoTwitter: @RI_EIC Follow Retail Insider: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/Retail-InsiderFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetailInsider/Twitter: @RetailInsider_Instagram: @Retail_Insider_Canada Listen & Subscribe: Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcher Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at...

Podcast: Zellers Store-in-Store Opens at Hudson’s Bay, and What Might be Improved

Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent unveiling of a Zellers pop-up store-in-store in a Hudson's Bay store in Ontario. The discussion includes what's there and how it might be improved for a national rollout.

Podcast [Interview] Vaccine Passports, Vaccinations and Canadian Retail

Craig and industry recruiter Suzanne Sears of Best Retail Careers Int’l. discuss why many retailers in Canada are demanding staff are vaccinated while also supporting vaccine passports.

Podcast [Interview]: Jason Anderson Discusses Cadillac Fairview’s Community Initiatives

Craig and Jason discuss how Cadillac Fairview has come out with a purpose statement "Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow” and what it means for the landlord with the top overall shopping centre portfolio in Canada. 

Podcast [Interview]: Christina Vandoremalen of RBC and Doug Anderson, CEO of Peavy Mart, Discuss RBC Insight Edge

They discuss how the platform supports data-driven decision making for expanding retailers looking to gain local insights.

Podcast [Interview] The Future of Shopping Centres in Canada Discussion

Craig talks with experts Jeff Davenport and Gary Newbury about the future of shopping centres in North America including mixed-use and online fulfillment as the pandemic disrupts the business model.

Podcast [Interview]: John Crombie of Cushman & Wakefield Discusses Retail Before, During and After the Pandemic

Craig and John discuss a shift in retail over the course of the pandemic as we look to the future after a significant digital transformation.

Podcast [Interview]: Walter Lamothe, President/CEO of Bentley Leathers and the Future of the Retailer Including Airport Stores

Craig and Walter discuss Bentley Leathers including its restructuring, challenges during the pandemic and what the future might hold. That includes a global expansion of Airport stores called ‘Tracker’ as well as wholesale in multi-brand retailers.

Podcast: Why Hudson’s Bay is Separating its Physical Stores and Online Business

Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent announcement that the company is separating its physical department store business from its online operations, and what it means for the future of the retailer. Craig has some choice words when discussing the lack of investment in Hudson's Bay stores resulting in their current lacklustre condition.

Podcast [Interview]: Darren Gonsalves of Genetec Discusses Protecting Retail Businesses

This week Craig speaks with Darren Gonsalves from Genetec on ways retailers are monitoring and protecting their businesses, especially in these tough times compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast [Interview]: Mélissa Lambert of Lambert Design Launches Retail Expansion Including Montreal Flagship

Craig and Mélissa Lambert, President and Founder of Lambert Design Inc., discuss the origins of the brand as well as its growth and expansion plans including a new flagship building in Montreal.

Podcast [Interview]: Richard Mcleod, GM of Foot Locker Canada Discusses Strategy

Craig and Richard discuss Foot Locker and its growth strategy in Canada that includes new community-focused stores and other initiatives. Mcleod has extensive experience in the retail industry and discusses what he's seen and where things might go post-pandemic.

Podcast [Interview]: JLL Partners with Adeptmind: Lee Jackson and Jesse Michael

Craig, Lee and Jesse discuss an innovative partnership between JLL Canada and Adeptmind which is ushering in a new era at Canadian shopping centres in terms of online product searches of what is in malls.

Podcast [Interview]: Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergoCentric

Craig speaks with Terry Cassaday, Founder and CEO of ergonomic chair company ergoCentric which is expanding further into retail with new storefronts.

Podcast [Interview]: Michele Bailey Discusses Gratitude and its Positive Impact on Businesses

Craig and Michelle Bailey, Founder & CEO at The Blazing Group, discuss her new book "The Currency of Gratitude" and lessons that retailers can use in organizational training and overall operations.

Podcast [Interview]: Jon Bishop, Founder of CDNGLOBAL Commercial Real Estate Services

Craig and Jon discuss the launch of Vancouver-based CDNGLOBAL and what makes it unique, and the discussion shifts into what's being seen in the market.
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