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Decathlon Canada Launching First-of-its-kind Concept Store at Union Station in the Heart of Toronto [Exclusive]

Satisfying the needs and desires of a digitized consumer, the brand’s City concept will offer fast and convenient service

Northland Village Mall in Calgary to be Redeveloped by Landlord

By 2025 the centre will take on a new format which will include a new retail design and the addition of residential.

Cadillac Fairview Adding Grocery Stores to Shopping Centres as T&T Supermarket is Announced for CF Fairview Mall: Interviews

A total of 10 Cadillac Fairview centres will have grocery stores as the Asian themed retailer begins building it’s newest store

Amazon Releases Impact Report Showing Significant Growth for Canadian Sellers [Exclusive]

The online retail behemoth saw major growth over the past 12 months with vendors also seeing record-breaking success.

Dustin Fuhs Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider

Retail Insider announces the promotion of Fuhs in preparation of an expansion of the publication for its 10 year anniversary in 2022.

Ladurée Opens Retail Space at Toronto’s Yorkville Village

The French confectionary brand has landed in the most prestigious retail neighbourhood in Toronto.

Canadians Returning to Shopping Centres and Brick-and-Mortar Retail in a Big Way: JLL Study

Surprisingly, consumer spending is above pre-Covid levels with more shoppers saying they'll visit physical stores than even prior to the pandemic.

FYidoctors Announces Acquisition of Montreal-Based Eyewear Chain BonLook: Interviews

It's another shakeup in the already competitive optical industry which is seeing acquisitions to gain market share.

Brief: Moose Knuckles Opens at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Smash + Tess Opens 1st-Ever Storefront

Other news: Bentley Leathers launches new concept store in St. John's, Decathlon does Black Friday differently in Canada, Champs Sports launches ecomm, UFA Farm & Ranch Supply Store Opens with drive-thu.

Grocer Sobeys Opens North America’s 1st ‘Flex Store’: Interview/Photos

The Canadian grocery retailer is rolling out a national renovation program to redesign its stores across the country.

Bentley Leathers Launches Travel Retail Store Concept ‘Tracker’ with Plans for Major Expansion

The new retail travel concept will be Bentley’s primary growth channel after restructuring prior to the pandemic.

Canadian Retail Getting Back on Track (Mostly) According to StatCan Numbers

Ed Strapagiel provides his monthly update on StatCan numbers for the Canadian retail industry.

The Story of Quebec-Based Clothing Retailer Hatley as it Marks 35 Years

The unique retailer founded in a village in Quebec has grown to operate a network of stores across the country.

Devastating Flooding in BC to Further Exacerbate Supply Chain Challenges in Canada: Experts

Catastrophic flooding will have ripple effects across the country and the situation isn't over yet.

Gap-Owned Athleta Opens 2nd Canadian Storefront with More Planned [Photos]

The Yorkdale store is number two for the US-based women's athletic retailer which opened its first Canadian location last month.

Grocery Retailer ‘Organic Garage’ Announces Aggressive Store Expansion in Southern Ontario

One of Canada's leading independent organic grocers is looking to disrupt the market by opening nearly two dozen stores.

Vacant Office Space in Downtown Calgary Could Become Retail Fulfillment Centres as Ecomm Accelerates: Experts

It's an opportunity to capitalize on under-utilized real estate with the city itself showing support for a new idea.

Clik2pay Offers Retailers a Payment Alternative for Online Purchases

Innovative payment solution provides cheaper, easier way for retailers to accept online payments.

‘Automated Department Store’ Kiosk Concept Launches in Canada with Plans for Expansion: Interview

The concept helps brands by creating new distribution points while helping landlords activate under-utilized space for retail.

Wendy’s Launches Significant Expansion in Canada with 2.0 NextGen Concept

Canada represents the largest international market for the Wendy's brand which opened its first NextGen 2.0 storefront this month.

Podcast [Interview] The Story Behind Ren’s Pets with CEO Scott Arsenault

Craig discusses the Ren's Pets story with Scott Arsenault, including how the retailer came about and where it's going post-acquisition.

Delivering Exceptional Experiences Across All Touch Points Critical to Ensuring Holiday Season Retail Success: Experts

Enhanced omnichannel offering and service helping retailers meet increasing consumer expectations.

A Positive Employee Experience is Good for Retailers’ Bottom Line [Op-Ed]

Two industry experts say that providing a positive experience for employees will translate into their offering better service to clients.

Black Friday 2021 to Overtake Friday Before Christmas for Retail Sales in Canada: Study

Consumer shifts are seeing earlier spending patterns than years past for various reasons.

Hillside Centre in Victoria Adding New Retail Tenants Including Major Anchor

A new Walmart store is expected to be one of the top-selling in Canada given that it will replace an already productive location nearby.
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