Canadian retail

Wild Ride for Canadian Retail Sales in the Spring of 2021: Ed Strapagiel

The analyst sets out results in the first quarter of 2021 as well as what's expected as we head into the summer.

Crisis Management and its Importance for Retailers in Canada at a Challenging Time

Expert Josh Cobden discusses reputational risks that may come from a crisis situation and what can be done in advance.

The Trouble with Mandatory Face Masks in Canadian Retailers: Expert Commentary

A labour studies professor lays out the challenges retailers are facing amid rules and regulations during the pandemic.

Alexander McQueen to Open 1st Standalone Canadian Storefront

The iconic luxury brand’s move into Canada signals confidence in brick-and-mortar luxury retail as parent company, Kering, invests in the Canadian market.

Gap-Owned Brand ‘Athleta’ to Enter Canada with Stores

The athletic retail concept will launch two stores this fall as well as an e-commerce site with growth planned into 2022 and beyond.

5 Solutions Helping Canadian Retailers Operate As Shutdowns Continue

It’s unclear how long the pandemic will last or how many shutdowns the country will see. Canadian retailers can use these methods to continue operations.

Anger and Frustration as New Lockdowns Expected to Have Devastating Impact on Canadian Businesses: Experts

Governments are implementing restrictions in provinces amid a third wave and some are saying that decisions being made are misguided and harmful.

The Importance of Customization for Canadian Retailers When Selling to Buyers

As consumers become more savvy and discover that they have more choices than ever, retailers must examine their practices to stay relevant and credible.

The State of Retail in 2021 is Surprisingly Healthy, Resilient, and Innovative: Charles De Brabant

The McGill-based academic says despite hardships, retailers have shown innovation that is promising for future operational growth.

Retail Rebound: How Retailers in Canada Should Plan for Post-COVID Consumerism

Experts discuss how retail will never be the same again amid consumers shifts and a changing brand landscape.

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.

Easing of Retail Lockdowns in Ontario This Month Still Not Enough to Save Many Businesses: Experts

While retail stores in the GTA will be permitted to operate at lower capacities on February 22, restaurants, personal care, and gyms will remain shut with no end in sight.

Study Tracks Retail and Restaurant Closures Across Canada

Regions in Canada had drastically different numbers that can be attributed in part to lockdowns and overall consumer confidence.

Federal Government Announces Business Loans to Help Retail and Other Hard-Hit Businesses

Some experts say that retailers are already taking on too much debt and that support will postpone the inevitable.

Hindsight 2020: Canadian Retail in the Rearview Window

A year unlike any other saw the retail industry transform amid an acceleration of trends and mass store closures.

Mass Vaccinations Critical to Save the Canadian Retail Industry: Experts

Having a vaccine in place in a timely fashion will be critically important for the future of many retailers across the country, say industry experts.

Interview: Reitmans President Discusses Diversity Campaign & Company’s Restructuring Post-Filing

The Canadian retailer is looking to the future with a new campaign as well as plans to move the company forward following reorganizing under CCAA.

The Battle for Same-Day Grocery Delivery Heats Up Among Canadian Retailers: Experts

Retailers are jumping on board at a time of unprecedented competition due to acceleration from the pandemic, and some may be left behind.

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