BRIEF: J. Crew Shuts All But 1 Store in Canada, Lululemon Expanding Flagship

Other News: Nordstrom shuts main floor designer boutiques in Toronto, Saks Food Hall shut until 2021, Balenciaga opens in Montreal, Zadel Jewellery Studio opens Granville Island workshop.

Brief: OVO Opening in Ottawa & Calgary, Mulberry Shuts Canadian Stores

Other News: La Maison Simons regains profitability, NorthBoys opens new store, Aldo launches TikTok challenge, Lowe's Canada gets charitable.

Nordstrom Reopening Most Remaining Canadian Stores on Thursday

The upscale Seattle-based retailer will open the doors to nine stores on Thursday with enhanced cleaning and other protocols.

Nordstrom Begins Opening Canadian Stores with Safety Protocols

The Vancouver store will be the first to open on Friday, with others to follow.

Brief: Retailers and Brands Share Good News Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Retail Insider is reporting on some good news stories at a time when much of the news has been less than positive.

Nordstrom Launches Canadian E-Commerce Site After Shutting All Stores Amid Coronavirus [Analysis]

After opening its first store in Canada more than five years ago, the retailer has unveiled an ecommerce site featuring luxury brands to boost revenue in this country. Given the vast assortment, competitors could take a major hit.

Nordstrom Closing All Canadian Stores Temporarily Ahead of its Spring Ecommerce Launch

The Seattle-based retailer announced Monday evening that it would shut its stores in Canada — and with no transactional website in Canada, the retailer stands to take a major financial hit.

Italian Luxury Brand ‘Max Mara’ to Relocate Downtown Vancouver Store

It’s the third relocation for the brand in the city’s downtown core, in a city that is Max Mara’s largest market in North America.

Suitsupply to Significantly Expand Canadian Presence with Multiple Store Openings

The Dutch men’s suit retailer will open a West Coast flagship store as well as three concessions as the brand looks to expand its presence in major markets.

BRIEF: Food Hall Opens in Quebec City, 350-Year-Old Fur Company Files for CCAA

Other News: Holt Renfrew upgrading Vancouver flagship, Ron White shoes sees strong reception at Nordstrom in Manhattan, Endy launches weighted blanket, Celine launches menswear in Canada amid brand expansion.
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