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"The Weekly" Podcast

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.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Holt Renfrew Bloor Overhaul Revealed, Downtown Montreal Bay Flagship Redevelopment

This week, Craig and Lee discuss the completion of the facade and two retail levels at Holt Renfrew's Mink Mile flagship store in Toronto, as well as the redevelopment of the massive Hudson's Bay department store in downtown Montreal.

Season 3, Episode 6: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Continue to Expand in Canada Despite Pandemic [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss how increased leasing activity, including new stores for Diptique, EQ3 and Uniqlo signal confidence in physical retail

Season 3, Episode 5: Canadian Luxury Retail Forecast for 2021 [Podcast]

This week, Craig & Lee discuss the potential luxury retail growth across Canada for 2021, including new standalone stores as well as in multi-brand retailers. Despite the pandemic, sales have been strong for luxury brands in Canada over the course of the past year.

Season 3, Episode 4: J.Crew Exits Canada and Dozens of Starbucks Close this Week

This week, Craig & Lee are joined by fellow team member, Dustin Fuhs, to discuss the Canada-wide closures of all J.Crew stores as well as the significant reduction of Starbucks locations nationwide.

Season 3, Episode 3: Kiehl’s and Godiva Shutting Stores, LL.Bean and APM Monaco Expanding

Craig & Lee discuss store closures including Kiehl’s and Godiva chocolate, as well as expansions for L.L.Bean and APM Monaco.

Season 3, Episode 2: Barneys Cancels Canada Plans, Big Changes for Malls

This week, Craig & Lee discuss the disappointing news of Barneys New York not coming to Canada as planned, significant shopping centre changes for 2021, as well as a discussion about the West Edmonton Mall photo tours released by Retail Insider this week.

Season 3, Episode 1: Changes Coming to Toronto and Vancouver Luxury Retail Districts

This week Craig & Lee return for 2021 and discuss Vancouver's Alberni Street "Luxury Zone" and Toronto's Bloor Street "Mink Mile" for recent announcements of openings/closures.

Special Edition 19: Oakridge Shopping Centre [Mall Tour]

An off-schedule podcast touring the Oakridge Shopping Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020, prior to its shutdown for an incredible redevelopment. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Oakridge in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently in preparation for the construction.

215: GUCCI Opening in Edmonton, HBC’s The Room Adds Menswear

This week Craig & Lee talk about Gucci opening a standalone store in West Edmonton Mall and HBC’s The Room shifting strategy by adding menswear in the Vancouver location.
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