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.
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.
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.
Craig and Lee discuss Gucci’s plans to expand the standalone Fairmont Hotel Vancouver store into a flagship by annexing the adjacent Omega retail space. In the meantime, Gucci has relocated to Thurlow and Alberni Streets in the former Escada space.
This week, Craig and Lee talk about Craig's analysis on The Hudson's Bay Company's potential redevelopment plans for its flagship locations in Canadian downtowns. Is it a good strategy or missed opportunity?