Hudson’s Bay to Shut Londonderry Mall Store in Edmonton

The retailer will close one of its oldest locations in Alberta this summer as the retailer strategizes the future of its physical stores.

Edmonton Seeing Retail Revival as Vacancies Plummet and Consumers Return: Avison Young

Edmonton's demographics and market dynamics are attractive to US retailers and foodservice businesses looking to expand, and the city has an advantage over Calgary for several reasons according to an expert.

Balenciaga to Open Large Store at West Edmonton Mall

The luxury brand is expanding its presence in Canada with a standalone storefront in the country’s largest mall.

London Drugs Opens Large Storefront at Southgate Centre in Edmonton in Former Woodward’s Space [Feature]

The opening is part of the highly anticipated redevelopment of the north side of Southgate which was once home to a large department store. London Drugs itself features wider aisles and unique offerings meant to create efficiency for visitors.

Podcast: Downtown Edmonton Struggles, and the Future of Retail in Canadian Downtowns

This week Craig and Lee discuss challenges for retail in downtown Edmonton and its retreat over the past couple of decades, as well as the situation and projections for downtowns in cities across Canada. Craig is also an advisor at the University of Alberta Centre for Cities and Communities.

Downtown Edmonton Retail Struggling Amid New Developments and Shifting Dynamics [Feature Story/Interviews]

A reduction in foot traffic and a perceived lack of safety are among issues faced by a downtown core which has lost retail space over the years as suburban centres dominate the market.

Edmonton Retail Outlook Improving, Including Growth in Leasing and Consumer Spending: Report

Alberta's capital city saw vacancies increase due the pandemic, and now things are changing as retailers and foodservice businesses negotiate deals for new locations.

Colourful US-Based Candy Retail Concept IT’SUGAR Opening 1st Canadian Storefront at West Edmonton Mall

The kitchy US-based retailer recently opened the world's first "candy department store" at American Dream and it's now coming to Canada.

Upscale Menswear Retailer ‘The Helm’ Announces New Downtown Edmonton Flagship Store [Exclusive/Renderings]

The massive three-level store is the next chapter for the retailer which continues to operate in the struggling downtown core which recently saw the exit of Hudson's Bay and Holt Renfrew.

Big Frog T-Shirts Opens First Franchised Storefront in Canada

Florida-based t-shirt retailer has debuted the first Canadian location in Edmonton.

Walmart Announces 150,000 SF Supercentre at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton with Westmount Centre Walmart Store to Close as a Result

The mega retailer will occupy much of Kingsway’s former Sears space. The opening will coincide with the closure of a Walmart store at the struggling Westmount Centre nearby.

Amazon Announces Robotics Warehouse Near Edmonton

The Seattle-based retail behemoth will open its third robotics warehouse next year that will also employ more than 1000 people.

West Edmonton Mall to Launch North America’s Largest Virtual Reality Attraction

It's part of an effort to bring visitors back to the mall following pandemic lockdowns and consumer hesitation.

Edmonton Retail and Commercial Leasing Picks Up Following Pandemic Slump: JLL Report

The velocity is through the roof on inquiries, franchises, and tenants looking to replace restaurants that couldn’t make it says one expert.

US T-Shirt Retailer ‘Big Frog’ Expanding into Canada with 1st Storefront

The brand will launch in Alberta with plans for a national expansion in a franchise capacity.

Upscale Womenswear Retailer ‘Blu’s’ to Open Storefront at West Edmonton Mall after Exiting Southgate

The new store will replace a former location that recently shut at Southgate Centre and will be a fourth location for the storied retailer with an interesting history.

Forever 21 Begins Quietly Opening First Canadian “2.0” Stores [Photos]

The US-based fast-fashion retailer is making moves back into Canada after going bankrupt and exiting the country in 2019.

Freson Bros. Enters Edmonton Market with Innovative Grocery Store [Photos]

The attractive store could be the best of its kind in Alberta, and is part of an expansion for Alberta's largest family-owned independent grocery chain.

How a Shopping Centre in Wetaskiwin Is Being Repurposed Amid a Changing Retail Landscape

The shopping centre property strategy involves shifting gears to a mix of uses beyond just retail.

Alberta Foodservice Business ‘Oodle Noodle’ Continues to Expand During Pandemic

The company recently expanded into Calgary with plans for 10 locations over the decade, as well as its first food court location with more planned.

Paris Jewellers Opening New Storefront Despite Pandemic

Paris Jewellers had its eye on the spot at Kingsway Mall for 15 years and the pandemic opened the opportunity.

Hudson’s Bay Exiting Downtown Edmonton After 207 Years

The loss of the last department store in downtown Edmonton is a blow to the city’s core which saw Holt Renfrew exit earlier this year, as well as Woodward’s and Eaton’s in years past.

Canadian Mattress Brand ‘GoodMorning.com’ Sees Phenomenal Growth with Plans for Expansion

In 2019 alone, the Edmonton-based company saw its growth nearly triple amid significant competition.

In Pictures: The Final Days of Holt Renfrew in Edmonton [Photo Essay]

Edmonton correspondent Christopher Lui took photos of the now shuttered Holt Renfrew store in downtown Edmonton as it prepared to close last week. It’s the end of an era for the luxury retailer in the city.

Holt Renfrew Exits Downtown Edmonton Store After 70-Year Run [Analysis]

It’s the end of an era for the luxury multi-brand retailer and is a setback for Edmonton’s downtown core which is seeing a flurry of new development.
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