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"The Weekly" Podcast

Podcast: Retail Insider Marks 10 Year Anniversary, Retrospective with Founder Craig Patterson

This week Craig and Lee talk about Retail Insider marking 10 years of operations, including how the news platform got started and some memorable happenings in the Canadian retail industry during that time.

Podcast: Hudson’s Bay Store Departing Toronto’s Bloor Street

This week Craig and Lee talk about the Hudson's Bay store which will be departing Bloor Street in downtown Toronto this year after nearly 50 years of operations. The shocking news will lead to big changes for Toronto's downtown core.

Podcast: International Retail Brands That Entered Canada Over 12 Months

This week Craig and Lee talk about the new international retail brands that entered Canada over the course of 2021. Included is an analysis as well as a projection for 2022.

Podcast: Alo Yoga Opening First International Location in Canada

This week Craig and Lee talk about Alo Yoga's first international location outside of the United States. The flagship store will replace The Gap at Bloor and Bay Streets in Toronto.

Podcast: 2021 Most-Read Articles, LV/Dior Exit Saks in Toronto

This week Craig and Lee talk about the Louis Vuitton and Dior boutiques closuring in Saks Fifth Avenue in downtown Toronto before reviewing some of the most read articles for Retail Insider in 2021.

Podcast: The Webster Opens 1st International Store in Toronto

This week Craig and Lee talk Miami-based The Webster's launch into the Canadian market with an impressive three-level storefront in Toronto's Yorkville area. The Webster could grab market share from other multi-brand retailers with its mix of exclusive brands and quirky ethos.

Podcast: Rogue Zellers Stores Opening in Quebec After HBC Lets Trademark Lapse

This week Craig and Lee talk about how a family in Quebec is opening small Zellers-branded stores.

Podcast: Mark McEwan Grocery Store to Close in Downtown Toronto

This week Craig and Lee talk about the closure of the McEwan grocery store near the corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in downtown Toronto. Celebrity chef Mark McEwan's business empire recently filed for CCAA protection.

Podcast: Zellers Store-in-Store Opens at Hudson’s Bay, and What Might be Improved

Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent unveiling of a Zellers pop-up store-in-store in a Hudson's Bay store in Ontario. The discussion includes what's there and how it might be improved for a national rollout.

Podcast: Why Hudson’s Bay is Separating its Physical Stores and Online Business

Craig and Lee talk about HBC's recent announcement that the company is separating its physical department store business from its online operations, and what it means for the future of the retailer. Craig has some choice words when discussing the lack of investment in Hudson's Bay stores resulting in their current lacklustre condition.
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