Holt Renfrew Reveals New Facade Renderings and Updates on Bloor Street Flagship Overhaul [Feature]

A new facade will transform the north side of Toronto’s Mink Mile between Yonge and Bay Streets, with new luxury boutiques and an impressive restaurant space contained within. 

BRIEF: Decathlon to Open Ottawa Location, J.Crew Closes Store, GRAIL Shoe Concept Shuttered

Other News: Richemont Opens Montblanc and Vacheron Constantin in Vancouver, Rudsak Opens Concept Store, Dior Opens 1st Canadian Fragrance Boutique, First Ballet School to Open in a Canadian Mall, Amazon Announces Significant Retail Successes in Canada.

Lightspeed to Host Free 1-Day Conference for Independent Retailers & Restaurants on June 11 in Montreal

Hosted at the stunning historic Gare Viger, the Lightspeed Connect event will offer interactive sessions with industry experts, new technology demos, networking opportunities, while highlighting the latest industry trends.

Overview: 2019 Retail Council of Canada Marketing Conference

Huzefa Katawala provides an overview of the informative event that was held in Toronto on April 18, 2019.

Canadian Retail Sales Growth Bottoms Out, Maybe

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

BRIEF: Ivanhoé Cambridge Innovates with ‘Traveling Experiences’, Uniqlo Opens 11th Canadian Storefront

Other News: New 80,000 sq ft home furnishings centre opens in Toronto, Square One’s ‘Market District’ embraces independent vendors, 12,000 sq ft Rogers experience centre opening at Canada’s busiest pedestrian intersection.

Leading Retail Construction Build Specialists Amachris Corporation Marks 15 Years Amid Great Success

The family-owned Caledon-based organization works with some of the world’s leading brands on their store rollouts in Canada, and are known for exceptional quality and service.

RCC Marketing Conference, April 18 in Toronto 

The full-day event will feature speakers as well as networking opportunities.

Governments ‘Blowing Smoke’ About Cannabis Supplies to Retailers: Expert

While cannabis shortages do exist, federal officials disagree. Bill Blair, the minister leading Cannabis Act implementation, has repeatedly said supplies are “adequate” and even “exceed existing demand.”

Canadian Retail Sales Continued to Struggle in January: Ed Strapagiel

The notable industry analyst examined new retail sales data released by Statistics Canada for January 2019, which show no change from the downward momentum carried over from last year. The trend lines going into 2019 look particularly bad, he says.

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