Podcast

Special Edition 28: Experts Peter Woolford and Stephen O’Keefe on How Retail is Changing and Where it’s Going

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Peter Woolford (President of Clairmark Consulting Ltd.) and Stephen O'Keefe (President of Bottom Line Matters). Craig, Peter and Stephen discuss the retail awakening -- consumers are changing and retailers need to adapt.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Holt Renfrew Bloor Overhaul Revealed, Downtown Montreal Bay Flagship Redevelopment

This week, Craig and Lee discuss the completion of the facade and two retail levels at Holt Renfrew's Mink Mile flagship store in Toronto, as well as the redevelopment of the massive Hudson's Bay department store in downtown Montreal.

Season 3, Episode 6: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Continue to Expand in Canada Despite Pandemic [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss how increased leasing activity, including new stores for Diptique, EQ3 and Uniqlo signal confidence in physical retail

Season 3, Episode 5: Canadian Luxury Retail Forecast for 2021 [Podcast]

This week, Craig & Lee discuss the potential luxury retail growth across Canada for 2021, including new standalone stores as well as in multi-brand retailers. Despite the pandemic, sales have been strong for luxury brands in Canada over the course of the past year.

Special Edition 25: Marcelle Rademeyer of Beauleigh Retail Consultants Discusses the Future of Experiential Retail

Craig and Marcelle discuss what was happening in retail prior to the pandemic, and what the future holds as new tenants secure retail spaces across Canada.

Season 3, Episode 4: J.Crew Exits Canada and Dozens of Starbucks Close this Week

This week, Craig & Lee are joined by fellow team member, Dustin Fuhs, to discuss the Canada-wide closures of all J.Crew stores as well as the significant reduction of Starbucks locations nationwide.

Season 3, Episode 3: Kiehl’s and Godiva Shutting Stores, LL.Bean and APM Monaco Expanding

Craig & Lee discuss store closures including Kiehl’s and Godiva chocolate, as well as expansions for L.L.Bean and APM Monaco.

Special Edition 23: Retail Lockdown Effects on Canadian Retailers: Daniel Carman of Over the Rainbow Jeans

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Daniel Carman, VP at Over the Rainbow Ltd. Craig and Daniel discuss the COVID lockdown measure impacts on Canadian retailers and how provincial legislation is harming small retailers while allowing big-box stores to remain open.

Season 3, Bonus 1: Education Retailers Need for Post-COVID Success

A special edition podcast interview with Natalie Bibeau, President at NATA PR. Craig and Natalie discuss skills and education retailers may need to successfully emerge from a troubled 2020.

215: GUCCI Opening in Edmonton, HBC’s The Room Adds Menswear

This week Craig & Lee talk about Gucci opening a standalone store in West Edmonton Mall and HBC’s The Room shifting strategy by adding menswear in the Vancouver location.

106: Forever 21, Uniqlo and Sunterra Market

This week Craig and Lee talk about Forever 21, Uniqlo and Sunterra Market.

102: Nike, Innisfree, Montreal Eaton Centre, and Hillberg & Berk

This week Craig and Lee talk about Nike, Innisfree, Montreal Eaton Centre, and Hillberg & Berk.

101: Inaugural Podcast on WEM, Decathlon, Balenciaga

This week Craig and Lee talk about West Edmonton Mall, Decathlon and Balenciaga.
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