Mario Toneguzzi

Video Interview: Steve Sadove Discusses Consumer Spending Habits

The former CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, and former Chairman of the National Retail Federation, also talks about how total retail sales have increased, trends in the industry, what sectors are doing well and which ones have fallen.

Spike of Insolvency Cases in Canada Could Signal More to Come for Retailers: Expert

An expert says that things will likely worsen under the stress of inflation and the withdrawal of pandemic-related government support, among other factors.

Retailer ‘Tao Tea Leaf’ Expands Operations as it Opens Storefront at Toronto’s Union Station: Interview/Photos

The retailer and wholesaler of loose leaf teas is growing its base of stores after first launching in 2009.

La Maison Simons Announces Halifax Store with Landlord to Repurpose Former Sears Box

The redevelopment of a former Sears store will make it possible for the Quebec City-based Simons to enter the Halifax market for the first time.

Video Interview: April Sabral Discusses Retail Leadership During a Crisis

Sabral talks about how retailers responded during the pandemic with leadership and training programs, key lessons learned through this crisis, biggest challenges in the industry, and current trends in retail.

Menswear Brand ‘Psycho Bunny’ to Enter Canadian Market with 4 Stores: Exclusive Interview

The brand is launching its expansion into Canada this summer with plans to open even more locations in new markets as Psycho Bunny gains consumer awareness.

Consumers in Canada Changing Spending Patterns Due to Inflation: Study/Interview

Concerning news for retailers as consumers pull back and look to save money for the future rather than spend now.

Video Interview: Bruce Winder Provides Insights on Current State of Retail Industry in Canada

The industry expert talks about business closures during the pandemic, key lessons learned by retailers over the past two years, biggest mistakes made, trends and the use of under-utilized space at shopping centres.

Canadian Retailer ‘Showcase’ Launches Major Expansion into the US Market: Interview

The 'home of the hottest trends' is taking its successful Canadian business model to the US as part of a growth strategy.

Fuzz Wax Bar Expands into British Columbia with 1st Location Following Pandemic Challenges: Interview

The beauty service provider saw slowdowns because of the pandemic and now business is booming as consumers return.
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