Think Retail

The Canadian Retail Landscape with Tony Flanz: Trends, Growth, and Exciting Brand Expansions [Video Interview]

Craig and Tony Flanz, the founder and CEO of Montreal-based brokerage Think Retail, discuss the ever-evolving Canadian retail landscape.

Designer Toy Culture Retail Concept POP MART Expanding into Canadian Market with Stores [Interview]

The unique and fun concept, with stores in 84 countries, is looking to open storefronts in provinces across Canada.

Turkish Children’s Clothing Chain ‘Panco’ to Enter Canada with Stores [Interview]

The brand, founded more than four decades ago, plans to start in the west and open stores across Canada.

European Outdoor Coat Brand Wellensteyn to Enter Canadian Market and Open Stores [Interview]

The brand is looking to open its first store in Canada in 2023, and will disrupt the already crowded outerwear category.

Women-Only Boxing Fitness Concept ’30 Minute Hit’ Looks to Expand Across Canada with New Locations [Interview]

Designed just for women, rounds are based on boxing, kickboxing, general self defence, and core stability training. Many locations are planned.

Columbus Café Announces Canadian Expansion

France-based coffee shop set to open four locations in Quebec as it expands Canadian footprint.

Downtown Montreal Looks to Retail Revival Following Pandemic Struggles but Challenges Persist with Construction: Interviews

Brokers and industry experts are saying that brands are looking at opening stores in the city, but a lack of spending and ongoing construction is hampering recovery.

Aussie Eyewear Retailer Oscar Wylee Entering Canadian Market with Aggressive Growth Strategy 

The brand’s first Canadian store opens this month with more planned over the next year.

Brief: Ralph Lauren Sells Club Monaco, Hudson’s Bay Takes 15% BIPOC Pledge

Foodtastic acquires vegan QSR brand Copper Branch, Adidas opens at the Amazing Brentwood, Division Twelve furnishings opening Toronto showroom.

Brief: Luxury Brand Closes Only Canadian Store, Miniso Launches New Canadian Concept

Other News: Oomomo Opens Massive Markham Flagship, Montreal Retailers Shuttering, Hillcrest Mall Adds Tenants, Bayview Village Innovates, Gluten-Free Almond Butterfly Opens 2nd Storefront.
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