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Italian Luxury Brand Isaia Opens First Canadian Storefront in Toronto with Plans for a Second in Vancouver: Interview with CEO Gianluca Isaia 

The beautiful new store is contained in a heritage building, and the company’s CEO says he’d like to have a similar store on the West Coast. 

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.

Baskin-Robbins Continues Canadian Store Expansion with Major West Coast Growth Plans

The ice cream business has signed a 15 store development in BC while further rapid growth is also planned for Ontario and other regions.

Home Furnishings Retailer Bouclair Unveils New Store Concept in Montreal Trendy Griffintown [Photos]

The unique retail space includes the largest outdoor interactive screen in Montreal

Luxury Retailer ‘European Boutique’ to Renovate Square One Store in Mississauga

It's part of an ongoing investment by the Toronto-based jewellery retailer which has locations in four major malls.

Cadillac Fairview Launches Unique Holoportation Technolgy at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

The PORTL platform beams people and places in life-sized, volumetric 4k in real time.

EMERGE Commerce Acquires Tech-Enabled B2B Ecomm Pet Marketplace

The company’s main verticals are now Pets, Groceries/ Meat, Outdoor Gear, Golf, Experiences.

T&T Supermarkets Expanding into Quebec with 1st Store: CEO Interview

The Asian-focused grocery retailer is expanding its footprint across the country with plans for more stores.

Shopping Centre Landlord Primaris Launches First of its Kind Digital Marketplace: Interviews

The retail innovation digitizes real-time store inventory within the landlord's national mall network into one marketplace with a one-cart checkout and rapid delivery.

Automated Technologies to Have Profound Impact on Grocery Retail in Canada: Feature/Expert Interview

From farmgate to plate, the use of robotics is set to revolutionize the grocery industry in Canada as the industry transforms rapidly.

How Calgary-Based Women’s Fashion Brand SophieGrace Plans to Grow after Launching Pre-Pandemic

Former lawyer Emma May says she wanted to create a line for working women and has seen tremendous success in less than two years.

Harry Rosen Launches Online Discount Platform ‘FinalCut’: Interview

The iconic menswear retailer says it's the only platform of its kind for top-tier, online luxury menswear in Canada.

Frustrating Online Experiences Driving Consumers to Shop In-Store in Canada: Report

Consumers are now expecting online experiences to be as good or better than those in store, and failure to live up could lead to loyalty shifting to other retail brands.

Walmart Canada Bolsters Ecomm Operations with Digital Data Platform Acquisition

Walmart said the acquisition would allow the company to offer more personalization capability for its customers as the retailer continues to fight for market share.

Aussie Eyewear Retailer ‘Bailey Nelson’ Doubles Canadian Store Count Since Start of Pandemic with Plans for More: Interview

The retailer also launched a virtual try-on solution that has resulted in an ecomm explosion.

QuadReal Seeing Success with National Pop-Up Retail as New Brands Enter Marketplace: Interviews

The Canadian landlord says it is creatively re-imagining some of its spaces to bring marketing and activation out of the shadows of operations.

Food Supply Chain Resilience has a New Meaning in Canada with Ongoing Flooding in BC [Op-Ed]

The situation is ongoing as more rain is in the forecast this week.

Bogner Reopens Store on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run & 1st Canadian Outlet Store

The German Skiwear and fashion brand is now open at The Colonnade in Toronto as well as at the Toronto Premium Outlets.

Holiday Shopping Season in Canada Expected to be Robust for Retailers as Consumers Seek Experiences [Interview/Feature]

Optimism around the upcoming holiday shopping season spreading across categories and channels according to experts.

Restaurant Chain ‘Kisses From Italy’ Opens 1st Canadian Location with Plans for Massive Expansion: CEO Interview

About 100 locations are planned with offerings that include sandwiches, salads, Italian roasted coffee, coffee-related beverages, and other products.

Decathlon Canada Launching First-of-its-kind Concept Store at Union Station in the Heart of Toronto [Exclusive]

Satisfying the needs and desires of a digitized consumer, the brand’s City concept will offer fast and convenient service

Northland Village Mall in Calgary to be Redeveloped by Landlord

By 2025 the centre will take on a new format which will include a new retail design and the addition of residential.

Cadillac Fairview Adding Grocery Stores to Shopping Centres as T&T Supermarket is Announced for CF Fairview Mall: Interviews

A total of 10 Cadillac Fairview centres will have grocery stores as the Asian themed retailer begins building it’s newest store

Amazon Releases Impact Report Showing Significant Growth for Canadian Sellers [Exclusive]

The online retail behemoth saw major growth over the past 12 months with vendors also seeing record-breaking success.

Dustin Fuhs Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider

Retail Insider announces the promotion of Fuhs in preparation of an expansion of the publication for its 10 year anniversary in 2022.
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