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This week Craig & Lee recap the top 10 most-read articles for Retail Insider in 2019.

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Discussed this episode:

  1. Massive Multi-Use Development Coming to Ontario’s Durham Region

  2. Forever 21 Announces Closure of All 44 Canadian Stores

  3. Uniqlo to Open 1st Alberta Storefront at West Edmonton Mall

  4. Walmart Canada Announces Major Investment in Stores, and 2 Store Closures

  5. Zellers’ Last 2 Remaining Store s to Close [Analysis]

  6. L.L. Bean Announces Location of 1st Store in Canada

  7. West Edmonton Mall Adding Exciting New Retailers and Attractions [Feature]

  8. Costco Continues Phenomenal Growth as it Becomes Canada’s 2nd Largest Retailer

  9. West Edmonton Mall Announces Massive Automotive Experience Initiative with Valet Parking [Exclusive]

  10. Canada’s 1st 5D Restaurant to Offer Incredible Experiences in Vancouver

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