Craig and Jason discuss how Cadillac Fairview has come out with a purpose statement "Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow” and what it means for the landlord with the top overall shopping centre portfolio in Canada.
Craig and Richard discuss Foot Locker and its growth strategy in Canada that includes new community-focused stores and other initiatives. Mcleod has extensive experience in the retail industry and discusses what he's seen and where things might go post-pandemic.
Craig and Peter have an honest discussion around the challenges the retailer faced over the course of the pandemic, and what the future might hold for the retailer which is striking unique partnerships.
Craig and Lee discuss Gucci’s plans to expand the standalone Fairmont Hotel Vancouver store into a flagship by annexing the adjacent Omega retail space. In the meantime, Gucci has relocated to Thurlow and Alberni Streets in the former Escada space.
Craig speaks with Dr. Alan Ulsifer, CEO of FYidoctors, discussing the optical company's expansion into medical aesthetics. Dr. Ulsifer reveals that his company is expanding further in Canada as well as into the United States and eventually globally.
This week, Craig speaks with fashion icons Anjli and Gurpreet, discussing fashion in Canada as they begin working with Holt Renfrew as style consultants. The discussion includes a conversation about diversity as well as what we'll be wearing as people begin to socialize in public again.
This week, Craig and David discuss the 75 year fashion legacy of family-owned Murray Goldman, including the 37 year run of iconic Vancouver-based menswear retailer Boys'Co which will shut down at the end of this year. Despite the sad news, it's a positive conversation with a lot of history and gratitude.
This week, Craig and Lee talk about Craig's analysis on The Hudson's Bay Company's potential redevelopment plans for its flagship locations in Canadian downtowns. Is it a good strategy or missed opportunity?
Craig and Melissa discuss the history of Toronto-based Gotstyle and how the retail brand that she founded in 2005 has been able to weather the pandemic, in addition to thoughts and ideas about the future of high-end fashion retail in Canada.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Retail Insider journalist Mario Toneguzzi who was just named one of the world's top 10 business journalists. Craig and Mario discuss how he became a journalist and what he's seeing in Canadian retail during the pandemic through his interviews with top business leaders.
This week, Craig and Dustin discuss Disney's plans to close all of its Canadian stores. Retail Insider reported on the development on Monday after receiving confirmation from multiple reliable sources.
This week, Craig and Lee discuss Ontario’s latest lockdowns, Nordstrom’s launching Dover Street Market in Canada, Toronto’s Cartier renovations on Bloor, West Edmonton Mall’s Gucci opening and the continued expansion of retailer La Vie en Rose.
This week, Craig and Lee discuss Club Monaco’s Bloor Street departure in Toronto and Canadian food hall/grocery announcements. The 25 year run for Club Monaco has ended in the iconic building on Toronto’s Bloor Street and two food announcements are discussed for Red Deer Alberta and Vancouver.