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"The Weekly" Podcast

Podcast: Discussing the Apple Flagship Store that Just Opened in Downtown Vancouver

Craig and Lee discuss the new flagship Apple Store that opened last week at CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver, marking the first of its kind for Canada. Lee also discusses the media event prior and his opinion on what went on.

Podcast: Saks Fifth Avenue Renovates Downtown Toronto Store After Brands Exit

Craig and Lee discuss the new renovations to the Saks Fifth Avenue store in downtown Toronto, which looks different after several concessions closed earlier this year. Women's shoes relocated to the main floor and something could be in the works as store hours have been reduced for the three Canadian Saks locations.

Podcast: Royalmount in Montreal Announces 1st Luxury Tenants

Craig and Lee discuss recent tenant announcements to Montreal's Royalmount development opening in 2024, and what impact it could have on downtown Montreal.

Podcast: A Closer Look At Vancouver’s Luxury Retail Nodes & the What’s to Come

This week Craig and Lee discuss the Vancouver luxury retail market including upcoming changes. While downtown Vancouver has dominated in terms of luxury retail offerings, two landlords are building malls that will also target luxury brands and may split the market into three separate luxury retail nodes that could have an impact on the region for years to come.

Podcast: Downtown Edmonton Struggles, and the Future of Retail in Canadian Downtowns

This week Craig and Lee discuss challenges for retail in downtown Edmonton and its retreat over the past couple of decades, as well as the situation and projections for downtowns in cities across Canada. Craig is also an advisor at the University of Alberta Centre for Cities and Communities.

Podcast: Luxury Nodes Shifting in Canada as Malls Take Over and New Ones are Built

This week Craig and Lee talk about how luxury retail nodes in Canada are shifting with the construction of Oakridge Centre in Vancouver and Royalmount in Montreal. The discussion topics includes past luxury retail nodes in Canada and why things are shifting to suburban malls from traditional downtowns.

Podcast: Visiting Canada’s 1st Pret a Manger – Could it be a Better Experience?

This week Craig and Lee discuss Pret a Manger's entry into Canada via A&W. Lee, who lives in Vancouver, discusses what he experienced at the Vancouver combined A&W/Pret location and the discussion turns to whether or not a full standalone Pret a Manger would have made more sense for the first Canadian pilot.

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.
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