IKEA Launches 1st Small-Format Design Studio for Canadian Market

The Swedish retailer opened its first location in a major shopping centre with more showrooms on the way where consumers can meet with Ikea experts for one-on-one design planning.

Brief: ‘The Bay’ Website Officially Rebranded Amid Business Split, Construction Begins on Downtown Toronto IKEA Store

Other news: Downtown Vancouver BIA launches unique initiative to attract consumers, T.Kettle opens in Toronto’s PATH, Polestar opens in West Vancouver.

Construction Begins for New Downtown Toronto Ikea Store

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA has started the construction on the new urban concept.

IKEA Canada Announces Electric Vehicle Last Mile Delivery [Interview]

The Swedish home furnishings retailer is innovating with plans for 100% zero-emission deliveries by 2025.

IKEA Announces Downtown Toronto Store

The Swedish home furnishings retailer will open its first urban store in Canada after acquiring a commercial podium at Aura.

BRIEF: Victorinox Exits Mink Mile, Club Monaco Opening Store in Laval

Other news: IKEA launches 24/7 collection lockers in Canada, Läderach chocolate goes virtual, Gosselin opens Montreal flagship store, Eataly partners with Embassy and Italian Trade Commission on promotion.

IKEA Begins Reopening Canadian Stores with New Safety Protocols

Following temporary store shutdowns due to COVID-19, the home furnishing retailer is making changes that include physical distancing, sanitization, and other measures to protect staff and visitors.

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.

Direct-to-Consumer Biggest Retail Trend of the Last Decade, and What’s to Come: Expert

Carl Boutet explains how brands establishing direct relationships with consumers has had a profound impact on the industry both in Canada and beyond. He discusses ‘winners and losers’ as well as what is in store for the 2020’s.

IKEA to Launch Small Urban Format Stores in Canada Beginning in Downtown Toronto 

The Swedish home furnishings giant is targeting urban consumers with small-format retail showroom concepts in an effort to gain market share amid increasing competition. Small urban stores could be rolled out across Canada in the coming years.
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