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Edmonton-Based Footwear Brand ‘Poppy Barley’ Launching Store Expansion in Vancouver and Toronto [Interviews]

The brand saw strong sales from pop-ups and ecomm, prompting it to launch a brick-and-mortar store expansion into new markets with a multi-year strategy.

Medical Retailer HearCANADA to Launch Rapid National Location Expansion [Interview]

The company offers a range of hearing aids and accessories as well as ear-related services, and will add 100 clinics with a strategy.

Ivanhoe Cambridge Partners to Reposition and Reinvigorate Downtown Montreal’s Place Ville Marie Retail [Feature]

The iconic and historic complex will see an enhanced retail space and activated esplanade as part of an exciting 2.0 vision.

Downtown Montreal Looks to Retail Revival Following Pandemic Struggles but Challenges Persist with Construction: Interviews

Brokers and industry experts are saying that brands are looking at opening stores in the city, but a lack of spending and ongoing construction is hampering recovery.

Montreal Retail Sees Sales Growth Following Pandemic Struggles: Industry Interviews

Downtown Montreal is seeing increased leasing activity as foot traffic begins to return, and other parts of the city are also seeing developments as consumers gain confidence.

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.

Uniqlo to Double Montreal Store Count in 2022 Despite the Pandemic

The Japanese fashion retailer is picking up the pace of its Canadian store expansion despite the pandemic. 

Banana Republic Shutting Downtown Montreal Flagship Store

Gap-owned fashion brand is closing their iconic flagship location on Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal

Psychedelics Treatment Concept Numinus Wellness Inc. Aims for Aggressive Location Expansion Across Canada

With three different business units, the psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy company is looking at developing a hub and spoke type of rollout across the country.

Edgy Men’s Fashion Brand ‘Psycho Bunny’ to Open Canadian Stores

The unique brand, known for its polo shirts with a logo featuring a maniacal-looking rabbit over a skull and bones, will launch standalone stores for the first time in Canada.

Aesop Expanding Canadian Store Operations with Multiple Storefronts Over 12 Months

The brand could open as many as five Canadian boutiques this year amid an ongoing expansion that includes new markets.

BRIEF: Diptyque to Enter Canada with Stores, Prada Opens Montreal Women’s Boutique

Other News: Uniqlo announces 2nd Montreal store opening date, Brioni exiting Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, Hudson's Bay shuttering at Oakridge Centre.

BRIEF: Asian Grocer Entering Canada, Hermes Readies Vancouver Flagship, Innisfree Opens 1st Store

Other News: Passen opening 1st ‘measurement lounge’, grocer Longo’s opens 1st mini-store, Canada Goose opens at West Edmonton Mall, Peloton finds permanent Mink Mile space.

BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Massive Montreal Flagship

Other News: La Maison Simons Opens 1st standalone home store, Richard Mille carves out Vancouver boutique doorway, Nordstrom Innovates, Louis Vuitton exits Montreal’s Ogilvy temporarily for first time in 30 years.

BRIEF: French Retailer Looks to Enter Canada, SPINCO Continues Aggressive Expansion

Other News: Cadillac Fairview partners with Ravel by CF and CAFA on initiative, Women’s custom suiting brand launches, North America’s largest meditation studio in Canada, young people working in retail at higher risk for workplace injuries, automated pharmacy kiosk expands.

BRIEF: Army & Navy Shutters Vancouver Hastings Storefront, ‘Holt Renfrew Ogilvy’ Rebrand Official

Other News: H&M expands/renovates Vancouver flagship, Uniqlo Opens in Oshawa, Cineplex announces 1st Playdium in Atlantic Canada, Boutique Colori shutters only store outside of Quebec.

Woolrich Partners with Brokerage for Canadian Expansion

America’s oldest outdoor clothing company is expected to open its first Canadian store this year, with plans for more as the brand launches new Canadian retail operations.

Online Retailer Maple Harbour to Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The Canadian online retailer is seeking retail space for its first physical stores
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