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British Columbia

Retail Profile: Gastown Area in Vancouver (Spring 2022)

Lee Rivett tours the historic neighbourhood that has seen several new upscale retailers added since the start of the pandemic.

The Rec Room Opens at The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby [Photos]

The Cineplex-owned “eats & entertainment destination” is now coast-to-coast after opening its first location in BC.

Retail Profile: Alberni Street ‘Luxury Zone’ in Downtown Vancouver (Summer 2021)

The city's high-end retail district has seen changes over the years. Retail Insider takes readers on a tour of the city's answer to Rodeo Drive.

Retail Profile: Robson Street in Vancouver (Summer 2021)

The popular downtown commercial street has come a long way from its days of being known as 'Robsonstrasse'.

Retail Tour Update: The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby (June 2021)

The overhauled shopping centre is adding new tenants in an outdoor component that is architecturally stunning.

Retail Tour Update: Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver (Spring 2021)

Several new retailers have been added to the beautiful centre over the past several months.

Electric Vehicle Company ‘Lucid Motors’ to Enter Canada with 1st Retail Showroom that will feature Virtual Reality

The company is entering the Canadian market in the third quarter this year as a disruptor to Tesla, Polestar and Genesis Motors.

Amazon Announces Significant Investment in Vancouver Market

More than 2,000 jobs will be created including at a robotics fulfillment centre, a sort centre, and delivery stations.

Retail Profile: CF Richmond Centre near Vancouver (March 2021)

The BC shopping centre has seen significant changes over the years, with more to come.

Retail Profile: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver

Tour the architecturally unique outdoor shopping centre which will see a third phase after opening in 2015.

Retail Profile: Guildford Town Centre in Surrey During COVID-19

Surrey's top mall is a sight to behold, with new stores opening and others closing at a challenging time for the retail industry.

Retail Profile: Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby During COVID-19

Retail Insider heads to Metropolis at Metrotown for a photo tour of the mega-mall for the region.

Plant-Based Retailer PlantX Opening 1st Canadian Flagship Store in Squamish

The Squamish PlantX location will include a cafe, a restaurant with plant-based meals, and a plant-based education centre. More locations will follow.

K-Beauty Company Opens World’s 1st Multi-Brand Store ‘The history of Whoo’ at CF Richmond Centre Near Vancouver [Photos]

The history of Whoo is the first ever multi-brand luxury K-beauty store in Canada and is part of an expansion of LG Household & Health Care into the Canadian market.

CF Pacific Centre Tour in Vancouver [Mall Tour Series – October 2020]

The 'Mall Tour' Series visits CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver in October 2020 with commentary on the mall's history and retailer developments.

Park Royal Shopping Centre [Mall Tour]

An off-schedule podcast touring the Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Park Royal in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently.

Brief: Jaeger-LeCoultre Opens 1st Corporate Store in Canada, Bayview Village Innovates Virtually

Other News: Lao Feng Xiang opens 2nd Canadian store, RioCan Lunchbox, Pusateri's in Muskoka, and McEwan Foods goes PEI.

BC-Based Freshslice Pizza Plans Aggressive Cross-Canada Expansion

The company plans to open over 300 locations in new Canadian markets as it also eyes international expansion.

Downtown Vancouver Amid the COVID-19 Shutdown: Walking Tour [Photos]

Lee Rivett toured Vancouver’s downtown core and its boarded up storefronts. Some businesses in the area are already saying that they will never reopen.

Jewellery Brand ‘APM Monaco’ Kicks Off Canadian Expansion with 2nd Storefront

The upscale Monaco-based jewellery brand, which opened its first Canadian storefront in late 2017, is looking to open multiple storefronts as it grows its presence in the market.

MUJI to Supersize CF Richmond Centre Unit to Become Another Flagship

The popular minimalist Japanese retailer is growing its Canadian stores as consumers embrace the brand.

BRIEF: Le Creuset Expansion, SAQ to Open Luxury Liquor Location

Other News: Indochino Expanding into Halifax, DCNOY Hosts luxury fashion presentation, Kensington Market Street Food product launch, The Ten Spot launches new line, Uniqlo Opens at Vaughan Mills.

ECCO Shoes Continues Canadian Expansion with 7 Stores in 2018

The popular Danish footwear and accessory brand is continuing with a pace of store openings that will see coverage in markets coast-to-coast.

Muji Continues Canadian Expansion with CF Richmond Centre Store [Photos]

The popular Japanese retailer has unveiled its 8th Canadian store, with plans for several more.

Luxury Retailer ‘Coltons Couture’ Plans More Locations after Tremendous Success

The unique, highly-curated multi-brand luxury retail concept, which launched in a penthouse retail space, is expanding into several malls with plans to potentially go national.
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