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. 

West Edmonton Mall Announces Massive Automotive Experience Initiative with Valet Parking [Exclusive]

North America’s largest shopping centre has partnered with a leading auto retailer to launch a first-ever initiative that will include a 317,000 square foot facility with 65 servicing bays, car detailing, and valet parking stations to serve mall customers.

Inside L.L. Bean’s 1st Canadian Store which Opened to Crowds [Photos]

Canada’s first storefront for the popular US brand saw lineups for its opening in Oakville, which will be the first for as many as 20 locations in Canada in the years to come.

Inside Inscape’s Hip Financial District Retail Showroom [Photos]

The Toronto-based furniture retailer opened a uniquely designed showspace in an office tower that is unlike anything in the downtown core.

BRIEF: Ashley HomeStore Quebec Shuttering, Ted Baker Opening Massive Yorkdale Storefront

Other News: Uniqlo announces Edmonton opening date, Casper enters Calgary with showroom with more planned, Frank And Oak launches new store and denim line. 

BRIEF: Luxury Retailer Shutters Amid Death Threat, Diesel & Anthropologie Exit Yorkville

Other News: Nordstrom closes designer boutiques in downtown Toronto, Athlete Tech Summit to include NBA players, Saint Laurent updates Toronto boutique.

Canadian Retail Sales Hit a Speedbump

Ed Strapagiel explains how the recent pattern of upward movement now seems to have been broken. This might be just a temporary setback ... or a concerning trend?

Canadian Retail Sales Growth in Recovery Mode

Ed Strapagiel claims that Canadian retail sales are on the upswing after a soft start to the fiscal year.

Canadian Retail Sales Growth Struggles Forward: Expert

Ed Strapagiel analyses numbers for the first quarter of of 2019 with a forecast of what’s to come in the months ahead.

The New Kid in Town: An Analysis of the Emerging Canadian Cannabis Market, Part 2

The second in a three-part analytical series of the Canadian cannabis market by retail expert, Bruce Winder. In this section, Winder continues his discussion of the challenges facing the cannabis market.

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