Today’s retail news from around the web: July 14, 2014

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Our article of the day: 

Giorgio Armani to open 1st Canadian outlet

 

Top Stories – Canada: 

Women’s clothing retailers face tough year, more bankruptcies: analysts [Huffington Post]

Infant formula bottles with broken seals prompt food safety warning.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues warning after containers found with tamper-proof seal broken [CBC]

Review: BMW’s all-electric i3 now in Canada, offering good range at a reasonable price [CTV]

How American Apparel fell into ‘dangerous trap’ of retail expansion hype [Financial Post]

Canadian News – Region-By-Region:

Construction to revamp Ste-Catherine St. worries merchants [CBC Montreal]

Bilingual signs aim to attract wider range of customers to Vancouver’s Chinatown grocers (with video) [Vancouver Province]

Update on Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park (including a retail component, anchored by Winners) [Ottawa Citizen]

Student’s business plan turns into a pop-up bike store at The Forks market in Winnipeg [Winnipeg Free Press]

Eaton family member creates a scarf line referencing the former Canadian retailer [National Post]

Dov Charney’s American Apparel fate hinges on three unknown directors: Chain’s reshaped board will evaluate the findings of a probe into his conduct and vote on his fate [Montreal Gazette]

Wal-Mart offers lower prices to online customers [Retail Dive]

Walmart Sees Gold in Small Neighborhood Grocery Stores [Triple Pundit]

Gap Store Sales Unexpectedly Fell In June [Business Insider]

Amazon seeks delivery drone permission from FAA [CBC]

Interesting Articles: 

69% of shoppers would switch brands to earn points [Fierce Retail]

Shopping Cart Abandonment: Online Retailers’ Biggest Headache Is Actually A Huge Opportunity [Business Insider]

Burberry shareholders revolt over pay package for new CEO Christopher Bailey [CTV]

Seattle’s First Legal Pot Shop Runs Out Of Marijuana [Huffington Post]

Levi’s jeans struggles to find its identity in a saturated denim market [Business Insider]

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