Taking a Look at Recent Turmoil at Indigo as the Retailer Eyes Privatization [Interview with Video]

George Minakakis discusses recent challenges at Indigo, as well as the potential benefits and probability of it being acquired by investor Gerald Schwartz.

Columbus Café Partners with Indigo to Open In-Store Locations Across Ontario and Quebec [Interview]

The head of the Canadian expansion says that there's no 'final number' of locations that will open within Indigo/Chapters, following the exit of Starbucks from many locations.

Indigo To Open Innovative Urban Concept Store at The Well in Toronto’s King West Neighbourhood

The concept store will feature a vinyl record shop, gourmet coffee truck, plants, and other unique elements.

Indigo Partners with adidas to Bring Apparel into Stores [Interview/Photos]

Signature and exclusive styles are available in select stores and online, including the new adidas LEGO kids' collection.

Indigo to Develop ‘Store of the Future’ with Plans for Growth Under New Leadership: Interview

New categories, store design and a push for hybrid physical-digital are part of the plans for the retailer which continues to see strong sales.

Indigo Closing Chapters Book Store on Rideau Street in Downtown Ottawa to Relocate to CF Rideau Centre [Renderings]

The new concept Indigo store will replace a legacy Chapters store that opened in 1996.

Indigo Unveils First-of-its-Kind Beauty and Wellness Shop-in-Store in Vancouver: Interview/Photos

The initiative is part of a rollout for the retailer as it diversifies its offerings based on consumer preferences, according to an executive in an interview.

Indigo Announces Coffee Concept as Replacement Tenant for Former Starbucks Locations: Interviews

A Canadian company will replace Starbucks in about half of the Indigo Books & Music storefronts after Starbucks closed hundreds of locations during the pandemic.

Indigo Partners with Uber to Provide Same-day Delivery: Interviews

It's part of an effort by the national retailer to gain market share while addressing consumer demands.

How Canadian Retailers Can Flex to Reach Gen Z and Beyond

An industry expert explains how in today’s retail landscape, brands and retailers must create experiences, integrate technology, and build an ecosystem that’s flexible and responsive to each consumer’s unique path to purchase.

Indigo CEO Heather Reisman Discusses Retail Chain Amid National Honour [Interview]

The well-known Canadian retailer, who was recently promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada, discusses Indigo’s transformation over the past two years and how experiences will be paramount to future retail success.

BRIEF: Paderno Stores Shuttering, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy Unveils Prada and Tom Ford Boutiques

Other News: Star Bédard Expansion, Indigo Launches ‘IndigoBaby’ Retail Space, UNTUCKit Launches Wayne Gretzky Shirt, SPINCO Hosting CN Tower Rides, Busiest Days for Retailers in 2019. 

Casper Partners with Indigo to Expand Canadian Brick-and-Mortar Presence

The popular American ‘sleep brand’, known for its memory foam mattresses, has partnered with the Canadian retailer to host Casper in 30 Indigo locations.

Photo of the Day: Goodbye Forever 21 Robson Street, Hello Indigo

Indigo will once again have a large location in downtown Vancouver, this time as a ‘cultural department store’.

2018 Canadian Retail Forecast [Analysis]

We’re predicting that this year will be one of highs and lows — Sears Canada will shutter, Nordstrom Rack will enter Canada, marijuana will be legalized, and plenty of other developments.

Study Ranks Canada’s Most Trusted Brands

The majority of the top 10 are either retailers or retail industry-related.

Design Studio Burdifilek Wins 7 Retail Design Institute Awards [Photos]

The Canadian firm was recognized with prestigious awards for projects involving Indigo, Mackage and Masseria.

Indigo to Overhaul 6 Flagships, Open 4 American Girl Stores

The book and gift retailer will renovate, expand and re-brand six key locations, as well as open four doll shops-in-stores.

Chapters Books to Close Downtown Vancouver Flagship

The massive Robson Street flagship will close this summer because "very significant rent increase made continued profitability untenable".

Indigo May be Canada’s Star This Holiday Season

The retailer’s transformational strategy will woo more shopper dollars this holiday season.

American Girl Continues Canadian Invasion

Wisconsin-based doll retailer American Girl continues to open Canadian boutiques. It will make a big impact here by opening as many as 15 Canadian locations by the end of next year.


Toronto-based Indigo Books & Music Inc. will open international stores within the next two years, according to CEO Heather Reisman. Reisman made the announcement at Indigo's annual meeting on June 25th. Indigo will also open 40 in-store Apple technology shops in 2014, selling products such as iPads...
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