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Q&A with Mary Turner, President of DSW/Designer Brands Canada

This is the first of a series where Retail Insider interviews Canadian retail leaders to discuss what's happening and what's to come at an unprecedented time.

DSW Canada Announces 1st-Ever Profitable Q1 as it Launches Loyalty Initiatives

The US footwear behemoth ‘DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse’ says that it turned a first-quarter profit for the first time since entering Canada five years ago, as it launches a new loyalty program to further grow its operations and gain market share.

BRIEF: Decathlon to Open Ottawa Location, J.Crew Closes Store, GRAIL Shoe Concept Shuttered

Other News: Richemont Opens Montblanc and Vacheron Constantin in Vancouver, Rudsak Opens Concept Store, Dior Opens 1st Canadian Fragrance Boutique, First Ballet School to Open in a Canadian Mall, Amazon Announces Significant Retail Successes in Canada.

DSW Inc. Changes Name as it Maps Out 3-Year Canadian Expansion

The US-based company has announced a shift in strategy that includes a new name, rewards programs, website, and plans to open more stores in Canada in strategic locations. We spoke to the president of the Canadian division about the closure of Town Shoes as well.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Launches Unique Shop-in-Stores

The popular large-format footwear retailer is differentiating its Canadian stores as it prepares to wind-down the Town Shoes Chain.

DSW to Shutter Town Shoes Chain of Stores

The shocking announcement will result in the closure of the iconic Canadian footwear chain, and will be an issue for some landlords already dealing with excessive mall vacancies.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Announces 3 Spring 2018 Canadian Store Openings

One of the locations is in a soon-to-open outlet centre that’s been secretive about its tenant mix.

DSW Shoes Reveals 6 More Canadian Locations to Open in 2016

Included will be the footwear retailer's first 2 Vancouver-area stores. When they all open, DSW will be half way towards its goal of operating up to 50 Canadian stores.

DSW Designer Shoes Reveals 4 Canadian Locations to Open Next Spring

The popular value-priced American footwear retailer has announced 4 more locations, including several new markets for the brand.

DSW Designer Shoes Continues Canadian Store Expansion

We spoke with its Canadian CEO, who revealed that the retailer is having an easier time negotiating for new store real estate now that Target has exited Canada.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Reveals 6 New Canadian Locations

This brings DSW's Canadian store count up to 12 -- well on its way to a goal of 40 to 50 Canadian locations.

List of International Retailers that Entered Canada in 2014

The following is a list of international retailers which entered the Canadian market in 2014, including links to our articles discussing each of them.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Reveals 4 New Canadian Locations

The popular value-priced American footwear retailer has revealed four new locations, including its first for Western Canada.

Interview: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse’s Canadian expansion

We interviewed Town Shoes President and CEO Bruce Dinan about DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse's Canadian store expansion.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse completes Town Shoes purchase

Discount footwear retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has completed its share purchase of Canadian footwear retailer, Town Shoes, for $75.5 million (US$68.7 million) in cash. DSW acquired a 49.2% interest in Town Shoes, paving the way for DSW to open Canadian stores. DSW's initial stake provides 50% voting control and board representation, equal to Town Shoes' primary remaining shareholder, Callisto Capital...

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse to enter Canada via Town Shoes

Discount footwear retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has purchased 44% of Canadian footwear retailer Town Shoes, paving the way for DSW to enter Canada. Town Shoes had originally planned to open similar stores in Canada, though these plans have since changed. DSW has wanted to open in Canada for some time, and it will now have the necessary means to make it possible through its partnership with Town Shoes...

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