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Canadian Footwear Brand Maguire Opens First Toronto Store

The Montreal company anticipates lower rents and as a result, plans to selectively open more locations while also significantly growing e-commerce.

Toronto’s Leslieville Flea Adopts New Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Approach to Markets

Virtual flea markets provide the opportunity for expanded reach and an alternative option for customers.

New Strategies for Intimates Brand ‘Knix’ Drive Strong Sales

The company’s Virtual Fittings program and online warehouse sale have helped the company weather the pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating Retail Trends in Canada: Expert

Retail expert Carl Boutet discusses the short-term and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the retail sector in Canada.

Iconic Canadian Fashion Brand ‘Alfred Sung’ Relaunches as Bespoke Service

With Mr. Sung having retired, the brand is returning to its historical roots of specializing in tailored workwear. The company’s current showroom may relocate as it eyes expanding to open showrooms in major cities.

Healthy Food Chain ‘Calii Love’ Prepares to Expand Canada-Wide and Beyond

After seeing considerable success at home, the Toronto-based healthy fast-casual chain has partnered with a franchise development company to grow its presence across the country as well as into international markets.

All-Éclair Bakery ‘Nügateau’ Opens 3rd Location Amid Retail Expansion

The delicious retail concept is looking to expand beyond the GTA into other parts of Canada and possibly beyond, according to a company’s co-founder.

Canadian Fashion Brand ‘SOIA & KYO’ Opens 1st Permanent Storefront as it Launches Retail Expansion

The Canadian outerwear brand plans to open additional stores in major markets in the near future.

Digitally-Native Canadian Intimates Brand ‘Knix’ Opens 1st Physical Stores [Photos]

The inclusive brand’s expanded direct-to-consumer strategy is a result of consumer requests for a tangible retail experience.

Canadian Clothing Brand ‘Call & Response’ Attracts Celebrity Customers in Toronto Retail Space

Subtly famous for dressing those in the spotlight, Canadian fashion retailer Call & Response has found its own on the global stage.

Social Media Drives Growth for Gender-Neutral Children’s Clothing Brand

The B.C.-based clothing company specializes in trendy, gender-neutral clothes for kids and their parents, which is looking to expand into retailers across the country.

Laura Canada Revamps Stores, Expands Chains

Six new Laura and Melanie Lyne stores will open in Western Canada in the coming months as the company launches a new store design and expanded strategy aimed for growth.

BonLook Introduces Optometric Services, Continues Aggressive Canada-Wide Expansion

The new optometric clinic at BonLook’s Square One store allows customers to have eye exams on location. It’s a first for the chain, which is rapidly expanding its network of stores across the country.

Australian Fashion Brand ‘Ever New’ Opening 2 Canadian Stores this Spring

The two stores will bring the retailer’s Canadian store count up to seven, as the brand looks to expand into other Canadian markets.

Former David’s Tea Head Launches Upscale Spice Brand with 1st Standalone Retail Unit

Kim Wiseman’s new company specializes in gourmet spice blends in a variety of flavours with exceptional branding, utilizing an omnichannel strategy that includes opening more storefronts as the retailer grows.

Flexible Workspace Company LAUFT 1ST Mall Location in Canada with Plans for Global Expansion [Photos]

LAUFT aims to build a global network of workspace locations that can be booked through a mobile app.

Sustainable Jewellery Brand Ecksand Opens New Montreal Boutique

The new store in a historical building in downtown Montreal’s ‘jewellery district’ boasts 1,700 square feet of retail space, and pieces favoured by celebrities such as Megan Markle.

Toys”R”Us Canada Pilots New Store Concepts

New stores contain demonstration tables to provide an interactive experience for kids.

Drake General Store Opens New Location and Expands Digital Retail Presence

Trendy Canadian gift retail chain has opened another store as it grows its presence nationally.

BonLook Targets Western Canada as it Continues National Expansion

The rapidly expanding Canadian eyewear retailer aims to have 45-50 stores across Canada by 2020.

Gluten-Free Bakery Chain Sorelle & Co. Continues to Expand

The company offers sweet and savoury baked goods that are vegan and free of gluten, nuts, soy and preservatives—with an elegant twist, and plans for growth.

Automated Drugstore Concept ‘Pharmabox’ Aims to Disrupt Canadian Retailing

The innovative self-service kiosks retail everyday items in high-traffic areas, and it plans to take some market share away from big players such as Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart.

‘Golden Week’ Campaign Uses AliPay App to Target Chinese Tourists

Major shopping centres are targeting Chinese visitors this month, known to be a significant target for luxury brands.

Vancouver-Based Women’s Retailer ‘The Latest Scoop’ Expands to Toronto

The multi-brand women’s fashion retailer has opened a new store on Ossington, has another planned for Queen Street West, and intends to further test the market with pop-up locations.

U.K. Brand Oasis Fashion Expands into Canada with 1st Store

The women’s clothing chain will open its first Canadian store this month in a location that isn’t typical for an international brand entering the country.
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