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

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

Flanz discusses a few exciting new retail projects, including the Royalmount project in Montreal and The Well in Toronto, bringing a mix of global brands and unique concepts to the Canadian market.

The interview concludes with a glimpse into the exciting future of Canadian retail, with Flanz revealing upcoming brand expansions he’s working with. From the introduction of innovative concepts like KaleMart24 to the entry of well-established European brands, like Columbus Cafe, Flanz provides valuable insights into the trends shaping the retail landscape in the next few years.

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  1. That was an interesting podcast. Given that Mr. Flanz is based in Montreal, I wish there had been enough time to inquire further about a few critical locations in the city, especially considering your question about mall-based versus street front or high street retail: for example, would there be the possibility of a retail revival along Rue Saint Denis or Rue Sherbrooke Street west that once had a collection of high-end shops? And is there enough of a market in Montreal for the latter to co-exist with next year’s upcoming Royalmount, or will we see the kind of suburbanization that has gutted downtown Winnipeg and Edmonton relative to retailing? The alchemy of creating or reviving a particular stretch of street as a destination for commerce is a fascinating issue in discussions about the real estate and urban planning.

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