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Calgary Co-op Marks 65 Years: CEO Interview

The retailer has a storied history and is continuing with plans for new stores over the next couple of years.

Visa Expanding its ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Options Through Unique Collaboration with Moneris

Introduction of Visa Installments helping participating Moneris merchants to enhance payment options at checkout.

Frank and Oak 2.0 Opens Vancouver Flagship Store with Plans for Further Expansion: CEO Interview

After emerging from bankruptcy protection last year, the Canadian brand is opening more stores including in Canada and beyond.

Canadian Eco-Conscious Loungewear Brand ‘Stacey Martin Lifestyle’ Expands with Limited Edition Collection

The BIPOC-owned Ottawa based brand has a storefront in Ottawa's Byward Market and it has plans for growth.

Omega Relocates Downtown Vancouver Store at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver [Photos]

The new boutique includes several lounge areas, a library, as well as champagne and coffee bars.

Local Commerce Company ‘GoodGood’ Launching Pop-Up Cafes and Wine Bars in Toronto and then Nationally: Interview

GoodGood is described as a cafe designed for discovery of the best food, drinks and gift items from local craft makers. The concept will expand beyond Toronto next year.

Walmart Canada to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags: Interviews

The retail behemoth says that it is making the decision for the environment, and more retailers are expected to follow.

3 Pandemic-Driven Trends That are Changing Retail As We Know It

A shift to digital and new technology are among the changes seen as the pandemic impacts our everyday lives.

Talking Christmas Tree at Mic Mac Mall in Nova Scotia Gets International Attention Including on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Interview

Absent for 15 years, the talking tree was recently unveiled with a new look which is capturing the attention of many.

Alexander McQueen Opens 1st Canadian Storefront at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre [Photos]

The UK-based luxury fashion brand unveiled the impressive wood-clad flagship at an event last week.

Diamonds Direct® to Open New Showroom Concept at Square One in Mississauga

Plans are in place to open showrooms across Canada in major markets.

Retail Supply Chain in Canada Requires Significant Reimagination Amid Consumer Shift [Feature]

Collaboration and information sharing could improve retail supply networks and enhance the customer experience says a leading expert.

Italian Luxury Brand Isaia Opens First Canadian Storefront in Toronto with Plans for a Second in Vancouver: Interview with CEO Gianluca Isaia 

The beautiful new store is contained in a heritage building, and the company’s CEO says he’d like to have a similar store on the West Coast. 

Indigo Partners with Uber to Provide Same-day Delivery: Interviews

It's part of an effort by the national retailer to gain market share while addressing consumer demands.

Baskin-Robbins Continues Canadian Store Expansion with Major West Coast Growth Plans

The ice cream business has signed a 15 store development in BC while further rapid growth is also planned for Ontario and other regions.

Home Furnishings Retailer Bouclair Unveils New Store Concept in Montreal Trendy Griffintown [Photos]

The unique retail space includes the largest outdoor interactive screen in Montreal

Luxury Retailer ‘European Boutique’ to Renovate Square One Store in Mississauga

It's part of an ongoing investment by the Toronto-based jewellery retailer which has locations in four major malls.

Cadillac Fairview Launches Unique Holoportation Technolgy at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

The PORTL platform beams people and places in life-sized, volumetric 4k in real time.

EMERGE Commerce Acquires Tech-Enabled B2B Ecomm Pet Marketplace

The company’s main verticals are now Pets, Groceries/ Meat, Outdoor Gear, Golf, Experiences.

T&T Supermarkets Expanding into Quebec with 1st Store: CEO Interview

The Asian-focused grocery retailer is expanding its footprint across the country with plans for more stores.

Shopping Centre Landlord Primaris Launches First of its Kind Digital Marketplace: Interviews

The retail innovation digitizes real-time store inventory within the landlord's national mall network into one marketplace with a one-cart checkout and rapid delivery.

Automated Technologies to Have Profound Impact on Grocery Retail in Canada: Feature/Expert Interview

From farmgate to plate, the use of robotics is set to revolutionize the grocery industry in Canada as the industry transforms rapidly.

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.
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