"The Weekly" Podcast

202: Holt Renfrew Exits Downtown Edmonton

This week Craig & Lee talk about Holt Renfrew exiting downtown Edmonton, including two interviews with local Edmontonians on what this means for the city.

201: Forever 21 Re-Enters Canada and the Future of Harry Rosen

This week Craig & Lee talk about Forever 21 coming back to Canada in an e-Commerce format and the future of Harry Rosen menswear chain.

200: Top 10 Most Read Articles from 2019

This week Craig & Lee recap the top 10 most-read articles for Retail Insider in 2019.

116: Apple MegaStore Opens, Brenton & Co, St. John and Daniel Wellington

This week Craig & Lee talk about the opening of Apple’s massive store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, bespoke tailoring trend at Brenton & Co, the opening of the St. John flagship on Toronto’s Mink Mile and watchmaker Daniel Wellington’s entrance into the Canadian marketplace with plans for a national expansion.

115: Bentley Leathers, Läderach, Ted Baker, Hublot and Suitsupply

This week Craig & Lee talk about Bentley Leathers’ exiting court protection with plans to close 90 stores, Swiss chocolate brand Läderach’s entry into Canada, Ted Baker’s unique new Yorkdale flagship, Hublot’s 1st Canadian corporate store, and Dutch suit maker Suitsupply’s cross-Canada expansion that will include a Vancouver flagship as well as Nordstrom-based concessions.

114: Ladurée Downtown Toronto, Hammam Spa at Bayview Village and Summerhill Market’s Store Expansion

This week Craig & Lee talk about the opening of Ladurée in downtown Toronto, the Hammam Spa by Céla at Bayview Village and the third Summerhill Market opening in Toronto.

113: Williams Sonoma and Aéropostale

This week Craig & Lee talk about the Williams Sonoma exiting Quebec and Aéropostale’s re-entrance into Canada.

112: KitKat Chocolatory, Food Hall Phenomenon, Holts/Tokyo Smoke, Nordstrom/Max Mara and Sport Experts

This week Craig & Lee talk about the Kit Kat’s highly experiential retail concept, the rise of the food hall phenomenon in Canada, Holt Renfrew's collaboration with Tokyo Smoke, Nordstrom's collaboration with Max Mara and Sport Experts’ latest store opening in Quebec.

Special Edition 2: RI on Location at H&M x Giambattista Valli Launch and Toronto Eataly pre-opening tour

An off-schedule podcast focusing on Retail Insider’s visits to a brand collaboration launch for H&M x Giambattista Valli as well as a pre-opening tour of Toronto’s Eataly. The Weekly podcast returns on Friday.

111: Harry Rosen Tower Proposal, True Outliers, Slow Fashion Entrepreneur and Expired Amazon Foods

This week Craig and Lee talk about how Harry Rosen's Toronto flagship will be engulfed by a massive condo tower, edgy Canadian brand ‘True Outliers’ launches mink-lined outerwear collection, Alberta 'slow fashion' ethical fashion line and how Amazon has been sending Canadians expired food.

110: Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon Business and Under Armour

This week Craig and Lee talk about Shoppers Drug Mart's move into dental, Amazon Business' Canadian launch, and Under Armour's 'brand house' entry into Canada.

109: Costco, Eataly and Furla

This week Craig and Lee talk about Costco, Eataly and Furla.

108: Harry Rosen, Dyson and Uniqlo Montreal

This week Craig and Lee talk about Harry Rosen/Canada Goose, Dyson and Uniqlo Montreal.

107: WEM Toyota [Exclusive], Majesty’s Pleasure, Holt Ogilvy, SPINCO, Wuxly Movement

This week Craig, Lee and Jessica talk about RI’s exclusive announcement for WEM Toyota dealership, Majesty’s Pleasure, our RI Brief (including Holt Ogilvy, SPINCO, UNTUCKit), and Wuxly Movement.

106: Forever 21, Uniqlo and Sunterra Market

This week Craig and Lee talk about Forever 21, Uniqlo and Sunterra Market.

Special Edition 1: ICSC Toronto 2019 Experiences, Insights and Gossip

An off-schedule podcast focusing on Craig’s attendance and related news coming out of the ICSC Toronto that happened on September 23-25, 2019.

105: Dior, Barry’s Bootcamp, Ladurée, Hublot, Midtown Plaza and Oxford’s Omnichannel Platform

This week Craig and Lee talk about Dior, Barry’s Bootcamp, Ladurée, Hublot, Midtown Plaza and Oxford's Omnichannel Platform.

104: Hermès Vancouver, The Brick and Cadillac Fairview Mall Investment

This week Craig and Lee talk about Hermès Vancouver, The Brick and Cadillac Fairview Mall Investment.

103: Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville, Hamleys, St. John and Fashion Rentals

This week Craig and Lee talk about Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville, Hamleys, St. John and Fashion Rentals.

102: Nike, Innisfree, Montreal Eaton Centre, and Hillberg & Berk

This week Craig and Lee talk about Nike, Innisfree, Montreal Eaton Centre, and Hillberg & Berk.

101: Inaugural Podcast on WEM, Decathlon, Balenciaga

This week Craig and Lee talk about West Edmonton Mall, Decathlon and Balenciaga.
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