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Foodservice Industry in Canada in Turmoil as Pandemic Drags on into October: Study

More than 10,000 restaurants have closed in Canada since last year and the future for others is uncertain as consumers shift.

Jeffrey Berkowitz Leading Aurora Realty Consultants into New Age of Commercial Real Estate Brokering [Feature Interview]

A passion for his work and the relationships he develops driving continued success for one of Canada’s top real estate experts.

Impact Kitchen Opens 5th Location with Plans for Significant Expansion

The healthy fast-casual food destination says that future expansion includes more locations made possible by new ghost kitchens.

Upscale McEwan Grocery Store to Shutter at Toronto’s Yonge-Bloor Intersection 

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan’s food empire filed for bankruptcy protection and a pricey grocery store is a casualty.

Podcast [Interview] Winnipeg Retail with Sandy Shindleman of Shindico Group

Craig and Sandy Shindleman discuss retail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, including the struggles of retail in downtown Winnipeg and the future of the province’s commercial offerings. Shindleman provides insight into the future of the downtown Winnipeg Hudson’s Bay store as well.

Brief: Athleta Opens 1st Canadian Store, Marvel Avengers Experience Extended at Yorkdale

Other News: Lululemon rolls out Olympic collection in Canadian stores, QuadReal gets floral in malls.

Businesses in Canada Defying Government Mandates to Check for Proof of Vaccination: Interviews

Vaccine passports are being protested nationwide with Rebel News launching 'We Won't Ask' as part of a support initiative.

Krispy Kreme Takes Majority Stake in Franchisee Krispy K Canada with Plans for Store Expansion

Current Krispy K Canada operating partners to continue leading operations as Krispy Kreme further implements omnichannel strategy

Birks Jewellers Unveils 2 Major Store Renovations in Downtown Calgary [Photos]

Both the downtown Maison Birks and Brinkhaus stores have seen substantial renovations, including new concept boutique spaces for Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Athleta Opens 1st Canadian Store Location at Park Royal in West Vancouver [Photos]

The store marks Athleta's entry into the Canadian market with a second location set to open in November.

Cautious Optimism Around the Recovery of Canadian Small Businesses as Further Challenges Loom [Feature]

Lack of consumer demand and cash flow issues presenting biggest impediments to small business growth in Canada.

On-Demand Webinar: How Canadian Retailers Are Succeeding with the Cloud and AWS Amazon Web Services 

The informative webinar includes learnings on how the cloud can be utilized for retailers in Canada.

Podcast [Interview] Greg Macdonald, Founder of Bath-Bomb Business Bathorium, Discusses his 1st Store

Craig speaks with Founder and CEO of Ottawa-based Bathorium, Gregory Macdonald, about how he got started with the business and where it's going. That includes a new Bathorium storefront at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa, marking a milestone for the business.

‘The Chesterfield Shop’ Headed for 75 Years of Success on Foundations of Customer Service and Quality

The family-owned furniture store’s focus on the customer has seen the well-known retailer grow with the opening of more stores.

How Many Restaurants in Canada Are Enough? [Op-Ed]

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois says that we may have had too many restaurants prior to the pandemic, and that the industry will experience struggles with costs and staffing into 2022.

Reimagination Required for Long-Term Survival of Shopping Centres in Canada: Expert Feature Interview

The mall of the future will be a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year platform for social and commercial engagement says Doug Stephens.

Luxury Wing Opens at American Dream, Designed by Montreal Firm 

The glossy 300,000 square foot luxury component to the complex is unlike anything in North America to date.

Latest Research from Leger, CulturaliQ and Google to Help Retailers Navigate the Holiday Shopping Landscape

The path to purchase is increasingly complex as retail searches grew at a rate 3X higher than the same time last year, according to Google.

Retail Insider Partners with GetintheLoop to Launch Shop Local Platform on Website

The integrated partnership will add retailers and shopping centres to the platform coast-to-coast.

Unique Body-Positive and LGBTQIA2S+ Lingerie Retailer Opens in Calgary [Photos]

The concept could mark a trend as businesses embrace inclusivity amid a societal shift.
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