Roots Marks 50 Years as Iconic Lifestyle Brand: A Journey from Wilderness Cabin to Global Presence [CEO Interview]

The popular retailer is marking a milestone as it looks to the future, recognizing potential headwinds.

Roots Makes Major Announcements as it Transforms Operations, Including Appointing New ‘Creative Director in Residence’ [Interview]

An edgy Canadian fashion designer will lead the brand as part of a company turnaround, which is also partnering with tech platforms including one which focuses on Gen Z sports, culture and entertainment.

Roots Relaunches Iconic ‘Beaver Canoe’ Brand to Mark 40 Years: Interview with CEO Meghan Roach

Consumers were already seeking vintage styles, leading Roots to re-introduce the logo-heavy brand that became iconic after its launch in 1982.

Increased Commitment to Ensuring Gender Equity Within Workforce Critical to Growth and Success of the Canadian Retail Industry [Feature]

Female representation throughout organizations facilitates creativity, innovation and financial success.

Meghan Roach Helping Iconic Canadian Retailer Roots Build on the Foundations of Nearly 50 Years of Success [Interview]

The Canadian retailer continues to build strong community around the brand as it heads into the next chapter of its storied history.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Extends Yorkdale Shopping Centre Experience into 2022

The 25,000 square foot exhibition to close January 9th, 2022.

Online Customer Service More Important than Expected Amid Digital Shift in Canada: Study

A new Salesforce report notes consumer expectations may not be met resulting in lost sales to competitors.

New BIWAY $10 STORE Concept to Launch August 2020 in a 15,000 sf Retail Space [EXCLUSIVE]

After an initial announcement for a store half the size in 2019, the new BiWay revival concept has taken a shift that includes a different location than was previously announced, as well as a broader product assortment.

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Roots Continues Multi-Year Global Expansion with New Stores in Canada and Abroad [Feature]

The iconic Canadian retailer continues to open its experiential new concept stores in Canada through new locations as well as relocations and renovations, with several units planned, as well as a significant global push and investments around distribution and omni-channel.

UPDATE: Roots to expand and renovate its Vancouver flagship

Roots recently re-signed a long-term lease for the Vancouver retail space as part of its renovation and expansion plans.

Roots to renovate and expand its Vancouver flagship: interview with Roots co-founder Michael Budman

We interviewed Roots Canada co-founder Michael Budman about his company's proposed renovation and expansion to Root's Downtown Vancouver flagship store. Roots recently re-signed a long-term lease for the Vancouver retail space as part of its renovation and expansion plans. Vancouver's Roots flagship...

Roots to renovate/expand 2 flagships and relocate 3rd

Roots has confirmed new leases for two flagship stores in Toronto and one in Vancouver, and it is committing several million dollars in major renovations to these stores. A third flagship on Toronto's Bloor Street West will relocate. The stores include the...

Roots will relocate Toronto flagship to 80 Bloor Steet West

Roots has just announced that it will open a flagship store in the former Gap Kids retail space at 80 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Roots will be about 6,500 square feet and is scheduled to open in May,...


Apple continues to examine possible retail space for a flagship Toronto store, according to sources. We've been told that Apple has been in talks for the retail space indicated in the image above. The photo represents a possible Apple...


Today, Toronto-based Roots turns 40 years old. Interestingly, it just opened its 100th store in Asia. It will celebrate its birthday in its flagship Toronto store, which it will eventually close. For those unfamiliar, Roots is a "lifestyle brand" known for its...


Readers may be disappointed to learn that Roots has leased the retail space at 89 Bloor St. W. in Toronto. The space had sat vacant since early 2011. We've been told that Roots will be vacating their 100 Bloor St. W....
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