Julia Marchionda

Makeup Monopoly: A Look at Ulta Beauty’s Canadian Competitors

As the US beauty superstore prepares to enter the Canadian market, where will Ulta find room in a market that is dominated by a handful of retailers?

BRIEF: goop Opening 1st Storefront in Canada, Hopson Grace Opening in Muskoka, Fjällräven Lands in Calgary.

Other News: Roots Launches Experiential Initiative, Etsy Announces Awards, Staples National Hiring Day.

BRIEF: Another Aussie Retailer to Enter Canada, Alberta Liquor Retailer Placed into Receivership

Other News: Yorkville retail spaces come to market, Danish brand ‘PILGRIM’ opening temporary 1st storefront, IKEA expands Task Rabbit into Calgary and Edmonton, Nordstrom launches Japanese partnership high-end men’s pop-up in its top-performing Vancouver flagship.

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.

Homegrown Beauty Bar Franchise “THE TEN SPOT” Sets Sights on National and International Expansion

North America's largest multi-service beauty bar concept has plans for rapid growth with its franchise model, which is also expanding into new product categories and experiences.

US Retailer ‘Ulta Beauty’ Eyeing Canadian Expansion

The popular beauty behemoth is reportedly strategizing its highly anticipated entry into the already crowded Canadian market.

BRIEF: Beauty Concept Opens 1st Location, Edo Japan Expands into Ontario

Other News: RUDSAK goes international, beauty concept goes brick-and-mortar, Walmart adds fitness centre amid real-estate strategy, Warby Parker expands westward, Fresh City Farms opening 1st downtown Toronto storefront.

Toronto-Based ‘StyleDemocracy’ Expands Warehouse Sale Events into the United States

The well-known company has partnered with Ted Baker to host its next warehouse event in Las Vegas, with plans to further penetrate the US market after seeing tremendous success in Canada.

L.L. Bean Announces Location of 1st Store in Canada

The popular US-based outdoor specialty retailer is kicking off its Canadian expansion with plans for several stores.

IQOS Announces New Name After Health Canada Bans Storefront Signage

The Canadian retail storefronts were forced to remove branded signage after the government body determined it to be illegal advertising.

Sephora Introduces Innovative First-to-Market Brands in Effort to Gain Canadian Market Share

The retailer is partnering with new brands not yet available in the market as it seeks to gain market share from competitors.

Shoppers Drug Mart Announces Launch of Online Nutrition Service for Ontario

The massive Canadian retail chain continues to expand its offerings in unique ways in order to gain consumer loyalty and gain market share.

Plant-Based Concept ‘Copper Branch’ Announces 26 Locations for 2019

The Canadian “plant-based power food” quick-service concept is expanding rapidly as consumers embrace a healthy non-meat alternative lifestyle.
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