"The Weekly" Podcast

Podcast: Gucci Relocates to Expand Downtown Vancouver Store into Flagship

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.

Podcast: Alberni Street ‘Luxury Zone’ Retail Past and Present Discussion

Craig and Lee talk about Vancouver's Alberni Street and provide commentary about its current state and history on the recently published retail tour by Retail Insider.

Podcast: Robson Street Retail Past and Present Discussion

Craig and Lee talk about Vancouver's Robson Street over the years including what's happening now in a recent street tour.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Aritzia Getting into Menswear and ‘WANT Les Essentiels’ Acquired

This week, Craig and Lee talk about Artizia buying a stake in Reigning Champ as well as Montreal's Robert brothers acquiring WANT Les Essentiels.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Hudson’s Bay Downsizing its Downtown Flagship Stores

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?

Podcast [The Weekly]: Upscale Womenswear Retailer ‘Blu’s’ Opening at West Edmonton Mall as it Exits Southgate

This week, Craig and Lee discuss Blu's womenswear's move to West Edmonton Mall after exiting Southgate, as well as the overall health of downtown Edmonton as retailers shutter during the pandemic.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Topshop to Close All Stores in Canada

The closure of Topshop and Topman shop-in-stores will require HBC to strategize a substantial amount of space in many of its stores.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Disney to Close All Stores in Canada

This week, Craig and Dustin discuss Disney's plans to close all of its Canadian stores. Retail Insider reported on the development on Monday after receiving confirmation from multiple reliable sources.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Lockdowns, Nordstrom Launches Dover Street Market, Cartier Reno, Gucci in Edmonton, La Vie En Rose Expansion

This week, Craig and Lee discuss Ontario’s latest lockdowns, Nordstrom’s launching Dover Street Market in Canada, Toronto’s Cartier renovations on Bloor, West Edmonton Mall’s Gucci opening and the continued expansion of retailer La Vie en Rose.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Club Monaco Bloor Shutters, Food Hall Opening

This week, Craig and Lee discuss Club Monaco’s Bloor Street departure in Toronto and Canadian food hall/grocery announcements. The 25 year run for Club Monaco has ended in the iconic building on Toronto’s Bloor Street and two food announcements are discussed for Red Deer Alberta and Vancouver.
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