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Hundreds of Stores to Close in Canada in Early 2020 [Analysis]

Retail Insider counts well over 700 retail locations that will shutter early on this year amid a shift in consumer preferences and an otherwise challenging time for the industry. At the same time, some analysts expressed optimism as new concepts open and expand in Canada.

Holt Renfrew to Debut New Restaurant Concept at its Bloor Street Flagship This Month

A change in branding means that the announced ‘Colette Grand Café’ will not open in the massive Mink Mile department store, though the elevated new space will operate under the same corporate umbrella.

‘Manulife Place’ Retail Podium in Downtown Edmonton to See Major Overhaul [Renderings/Analysis]

After Holt Renfrew closed its downtown Edmonton store in retail centre last week, Manulife has announced a major modernization that will give Manulife Place a new life that will include a new facade, a retail new configuration, a new one-acre park, as well as soon-to-be-announced new retail tenants.

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.

Luxury Brand ‘Links of London’ Shuttering All Canadian Stores Amid Bankruptcy

The UK brand’s parent company, amid challenges, has pulled the plug on plans to further expand the direct-to-consumer retail expansion globally with five Canadian stores being part of the closure.

Balenciaga Expands into Canada with 1st Standalone Canadian Flagship [Photos]

The Kering-owned brand is expanding its presence in Canada with sources saying that more locations are expected.

BRIEF: Forever 21 Closes Canadian Stores, CHANEL Opens 1st-in-Canada Shoe Boutique

Other News: Louis Vuitton expanding ready-to-wear at Holts Vancouver, Natasha Koifman’s ‘ShopNK’ releases 2nd drop, Kit and Ace opens Park Royal store, Yabu Pushelberg launches housewares boutique, Lebanese food concept opens 1st location after 2-year delay.

BRIEF: Food Hall Opens in Quebec City, 350-Year-Old Fur Company Files for CCAA

Other News: Holt Renfrew upgrading Vancouver flagship, Ron White shoes sees strong reception at Nordstrom in Manhattan, Endy launches weighted blanket, Celine launches menswear in Canada amid brand expansion. 

Harry Rosen Bloor Street Flagship to be Integrated into Massive Tower Proposal [Renderings]

The shocking proposal will transform a key block on Toronto’s Mink Mile with almost 83,000 square feet of retail space at the base of a 1.3-million square foot 79 storey 875 foot skyscraper which will become one of the tallest in Canada.
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