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How Calgary-Based Women’s Fashion Brand SophieGrace Plans to Grow after Launching Pre-Pandemic

Former lawyer Emma May says she wanted to create a line for working women and has seen tremendous success in less than two years.

Harry Rosen Launches Online Discount Platform ‘FinalCut’: Interview

The iconic menswear retailer says it's the only platform of its kind for top-tier, online luxury menswear in Canada.

Frustrating Online Experiences Driving Consumers to Shop In-Store in Canada: Report

Consumers are now expecting online experiences to be as good or better than those in store, and failure to live up could lead to loyalty shifting to other retail brands.

Walmart Canada Bolsters Ecomm Operations with Digital Data Platform Acquisition

Walmart said the acquisition would allow the company to offer more personalization capability for its customers as the retailer continues to fight for market share.

Aussie Eyewear Retailer ‘Bailey Nelson’ Doubles Canadian Store Count Since Start of Pandemic with Plans for More: Interview

The retailer also launched a virtual try-on solution that has resulted in an ecomm explosion.

QuadReal Seeing Success with National Pop-Up Retail as New Brands Enter Marketplace: Interviews

The Canadian landlord says it is creatively re-imagining some of its spaces to bring marketing and activation out of the shadows of operations.

Food Supply Chain Resilience has a New Meaning in Canada with Ongoing Flooding in BC [Op-Ed]

The situation is ongoing as more rain is in the forecast this week.

Bogner Reopens Store on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run & 1st Canadian Outlet Store

The German Skiwear and fashion brand is now open at The Colonnade in Toronto as well as at the Toronto Premium Outlets.

Holiday Shopping Season in Canada Expected to be Robust for Retailers as Consumers Seek Experiences [Interview/Feature]

Optimism around the upcoming holiday shopping season spreading across categories and channels according to experts.

Restaurant Chain ‘Kisses From Italy’ Opens 1st Canadian Location with Plans for Massive Expansion: CEO Interview

About 100 locations are planned with offerings that include sandwiches, salads, Italian roasted coffee, coffee-related beverages, and other products.

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.
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