"The Weekly" Podcast

208: COVID-19: Stores Begin Reopening in Canada, Some Closing Permanently

This week Craig & Lee talk about the COVID-19 re-opening retail announcements as well as the closure announcements. Reopenings included IKEA, Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew while the closures ranged from Victoria Secret (L Brands), Reitmans, Stokes and Nando’s.

207: COVID-19 2 Month Review, HBC Closing Downtown Edmonton Store

This week Craig & Lee review the COVID-19 articles and HBC’s closure of their downtown Edmonton store.

206: COVID-19 and its Early Impact on Canadian Retailers and What’s to Come

This week Craig & Lee talk about COVID-19 and the early impacts on the Canadian retailers and landlords.

205: Canada Goose Exits Simons, Victoria’s Secret Closures & Pier 1 Imports departures

This week, Craig & Lee talk about Canada Goose pulling out of La Maison Simons, Victoria’s Secret quietly closing some of its Canadian locations, and Pier 1 Imports closing all of its Canadian stores.

204: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Louis Vuitton Flagship, ‘Paul’ Bakery, Taschen and Holt Renfrew Restaurant Re-Rebrand

This week Craig & Lee talk about Canada’s top mall announcement, Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre to open Louis Vuitton flagship, French Bakery ‘Paul’ and German book publisher ‘Taschen’ coming to Vancouver and Holt Renfrew re-rebranding their restaurants nationally.

203: Canadian Store Closures in Early 2020

This week Craig & Lee talk about the over 700 Canadian retail locations that will shutter early on this year as well as some of the retailers affected.

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.

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