Podcasts

New Loblaws City Market Opens in Vancouver’s ‘The Post’ Building, Adding Grocery Competition to the Downtown Core [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the opening of a new Loblaws City Market in downtown Vancouver's renovated Post building, and they explore its potential impact on local grocery shopping.

Oakridge Park Announces 1st Luxury Retailers, Attracting Top Brands to Vancouver [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the latest Oakridge Park announcement, highlighting the addition of luxury and upper contemporary brands to Vancouver's retail landscape and how it will impact downtown.

Empowering Canadian Entrepreneurs: A Conversation with Interac’s Leo Bailey and eCommerce Canada’s David Nagy [Video Interview]

Craig, Leo, and David discuss Interac's commitment to supporting Canada's small business community by fostering innovation and community connections for a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Martin Moriarty of Marcus & Millichap Shares Latest Vancouver Retail Insights [Video Interview]

Craig and Martin discuss Vancouver's retail landscape, focusing on areas like the luxury zone, Robson Street, and Oakridge Park. They highlight the market's strength, new tenant arrivals, and future developments.

Ebeltoft Group Releases 2024 Retail Innovations Book [Video Interview with J.C. Williams Group]

Lisa Hutcheson of JC Williams Group discusses the newly released book which highlights global and local best examples of retail and other innovations.

Visual Merchandising and its Significance for Retailers [Video Interview]

Retail Insider's Craig Patterson and Ani Nersessian, Founder at VM ID Inc., discuss the role of visual merchandising in the retail sector.

2024’s Top Retail Experts: Retail Insider’s Dustin Fuhs & Mario Toneguzzi Honoured [Video Interview]

Retail Insider's Founder and Publisher Craig Patterson interviews Dustin Fuhs, Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider, and Mario Toneguzzi, Senior News Editor, about their recent award from RETHINK Retail as experts in the industry.

2023’s Most Read Articles on Retail Insider and What’s to Come [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the most read articles of 2023 including HBC/Zellers, Nordstrom's exit from Canada, the future of rooms+spaces, and other developments and challenges in the retail landscape.

Exploring the Dynamics of Canadian Retail: A Conversation with Casdin Parr from JLL Canada [Video Interview]

Patterson and Parr discuss the Canadian retail industry as we head into 2024, including new international retailers entering the country and the success of luxury retail despite the economy.

CDNGLOBAL Brokerage Expands into Toronto with Plans for Future Growth [Video Interview]

Craig and Scott Mulligan, Managing Partner and Broker of Record at CDNGLOBAL, discuss an overview of CDN Global's recent expansion into the Toronto market.

The Canadian Retail Landscape with Tony Flanz: Trends, Growth, and Exciting Brand Expansions [Video Interview]

Craig and Tony Flanz, the founder and CEO of Montreal-based brokerage Think Retail, discuss the ever-evolving Canadian retail landscape.

Enhancing Retail Environments: A Contemporary Feng Shui Consultant’s Insights on Design, Colour, and Visitor Experience [Podcast]

Craig and Mark Ainley discuss the profound impact of Feng Shui and flow on retail spaces. Mark highlights how subtle cues, from sharp angles to vibrant colours, influence consumer behaviour, emphasizing the importance of creating an authentic and inviting retail atmosphere.

New Canadians Need to be Welcomed into the Retail Workforce as Industry Shifts [Podcast]

Suzanne Sears highlights the challenges faced by new Canadians in the job market, emphasizing the need for retailers to recognize the large pool of highly educated, underemployed individuals in the Canadian workforce.

The Impact of Ontario’s Salary Disclosure Legislation on Retail [Podcast]

The conversation explores potential challenges for retailers, including concerns about exploiting pay bands to avoid transparency and the possibility of increased costs and necessary adjustments in compensation. The discussion also highlights the return of baby boomers to part-time retail positions.

Vancouver vs. San Francisco Retail: Vacancies, Social Challenges, Luxury Retail Thrives [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the differences and similarities in the retail scenes of Vancouver and San Francisco. They explore store closures, the impact of poverty on retail, rising retail crime, and the resilience of high-end retailers in these cities.

The Decline of Downtown Retail: Exploring Edmonton’s Struggle and the Impact on Canadian Cities [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the challenges facing downtown retail in North America, focusing on Edmonton's decline. They explore the impact of suburban shopping centers, changing consumer behavior, and potential solutions for reviving downtown vibrancy, touching on issues like crime and urban planning.

State of the Canadian Jewellery Industry Amid Direct-to-Consumer Brand Push [Podcast]

Craig and Lee delve into emerging trends in the Canadian jewellery industry, including the growing presence of luxury brands and the shift towards direct-to-consumer retail.

Insights on Overcoming Retail Technology Challenges in an Interview with Eric Champagne, CIO of La Vie en Rose and Benoit Simard, President of GoCo...

The discussion involves key challenges facing the retail industry, with a strong focus on La Vie en Rose's digital transformation with the support of GoCo - which is owned by TELUS.

Passen’s Digital Measurement Platform Aims for Perfect Fit and Sustainable Shopping [Video Interview]

Craig and the Passen's leadership team discuss the revolutionary digital measurement platform, which is aiming to transform the way consumers find clothing that fits both online and in-store.

Navigating Property Management Trends: A Discussion with Johanne Marcotte, EVP Portfolio Management at JLL [Interview]

Craig and Johanne discuss property management trends, emphasizing global expertise, sustainability, and adapting to evolving tenant expectations. They explore JLL's unique approach and resources, underlining the importance of people-first strategies to navigate the complex world of commercial real estate.

Comparing San Francisco’s Union Square Retail to Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss Craig's recent trip to San Francisco, focusing on the Union Square area's retail scene. They compare it to Toronto's Yorkville and discuss the challenges and strengths of each, including safety, luxury retail, and urban design.

Preview of ICSC@CANADA Conference 2023: Retail, Technology, and Networking Opportunities in Toronto [Interview]

Craig and Kyle Tomlin, Director of Events in Canada for ICSC, discuss the highly anticipated ICSC@CANADA 2023 conference, set to take place from October 2nd to 4th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Hall in downtown Toronto.

Bloor Street Retail Transformation: Luxury Brands, Renovations, and New Openings in Toronto [Podcast]

Craig and Lee take a deep dive into the dynamic changes occurring on Toronto's Bloor Street West, noting the street's resurgence as a thriving hub for luxury shopping in the city.

Edmonton-Based Paris Jewellers: A Family Story of Success in the Canadian Retail Landscape [Interview]

Co-owner Chau Lui discusses the remarkable journey of the family-founded business from its humble beginnings to becoming a thriving jewellery enterprise with 23 stores across Canada.

Luxury Retail Competition Heats Up Between Bloor-Yorkville and Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the intensifying competition between the two luxury retail nodes, and why one may have an advantage in attracting brands over another.
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