Podcast [Interview]: Peter Simons of La Maison Simons Discusses Pandemic Business Struggles

Retail industry news delivered directly to you. Subscribe to Retail-Insider.

Craig and Peter Simons have an honest discussion around the challenges the retailer faced over the course of the pandemic, and what the future might hold for the retailer which is striking unique partnerships.

Thank you to podcast partner Swyft which is a rapidly growing Canadian same-day shipping company that has partnered exclusively with Retail Insider. Learn more about Swyft’s scalable, affordable best-in-class last mile solution.

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.

Interviewed this episode:

Subscribe, Rate, and Review our Retail Insider Podcast!

Follow Craig:

Follow Retail Insider:

Listen & Subscribe:

Share your thoughts!

Drop us a line at You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

Background Music Credit: Hard Boiled Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.



  1. Simons is hands down my favourite store in Canada, and it really does check all the boxes. I love the direction it’s going, despite being something of a hidden gem.

  2. It’s so interesting and refreshing to listen to Peter Simons, a forward-thinking, thoughtful Canadian retailer, focused on operations AND aesthetics; solicitous of his customers, employees and his business partners as well as of course the bottom line. Another older, much larger, storied Canadian retailer could take a few lessons, but I won’t get started.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here