Vancouver

Vancouver Retail Market Slows as Demand for Space Remains Strong: JLL Report 

The city is seeing increased demand for retail space despite economic uncertainty, which includes a slowdown in some key categories such as home furnishings and jewellery.

Vancouver’s Retail Landscape Thrives: Economic Growth, Tech Boom, and Tourism Fuel Expansion [Report/Interview]

The city is seeing a boom post-pandemic for a variety of reasons, fuelling retail growth from neighbourhood to luxury.

adidas to Open Massive Concept Store in Former Victoria’s Secret in Downtown Vancouver [Exclusive] 

The store will be the largest for the brand in Canada, by far, showing confidence in downtown Vancouver and its retail potential.

Downtown Vancouver Retailers Optimistic in Rebound but Call for More Security, Improved Lighting Amid Challenges

Safety and security are among the issues retailers interviewed face, with some parts of downtown faring better than others.

Alo Yoga Lands on Lululemon’s Home Turf with 1st Vancouver Store  

The US-based athleisure brand is looking to gain market share with a national store expansion that now includes Lululemon’s founding city.

Lack of Hotel Capacity in Vancouver Could Significantly Impact Visitor Economy [Interview]

Desintation Vancouver and experts are concerned that Vancouver's attractiveness as a destination will be impacted with a shortage of accommodation which will also impact retailers.

Retail in Vancouver ‘Recalibrates’ with Increasing Downtown Vacancy Rates and Suburban Growth [Colliers Study]

A report by Colliers shows that a slower return to the office is impacting the city's downtown while suburban retail vacancies see a downturn, though the return of tourists and cruise ships is a positive for the core.

French Fashion Brand ba&sh to Expand into Vancouver with a 1st-in-North-America Concept Store

The brand will soon have four stores in Canada as it grows its operations after entering the country during the pandemic.

Holiday Photo Series: City Square Mall in Vancouver

The unique shopping centre across from Vancouver City Hall features integrated heritage buildings and a mix of retailers.

Inside Canada’s 1st Apple Store Flagship, Located in Downtown Vancouver [Photos]

Apple has unveiled an impressive two-level space at the corner of Georgia and Howe Streets at CF Pacific Centre.

Vancouver Retail to be Strong for Remainder of 2022 as New Brands Look to Market [Report/Interview]

A report by JLL shows fundamentals in the Vancouver market are strong with high demand from global brands for particular locations.

Retailers Strategize on People, Profits, and Purpose at the Retail West Conference, October 27, 2022

The one day event will be held in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore.

JD Group’s ‘size?’ Opens Second Canadian Flagship

The flagship storefront boasts soaring ceilings and is off the beaten path from busy Robson Street.

Inside Canada’s 1st Pret a Manger Location in Vancouver [Photos]

A&W has launched a retail presence for the popular UK-based foodservice concept after announcing a partnership this spring.

Vancouver Seeing Record-Low Vacancies as Retail Roars Back [Study/Interview]

Vancouver is the "polar opposite of everywhere else in North America" says an expert from Colliers which found that a lack of pandemic lockdowns has resulted in an unexpectedly robust rebound.

Retail Profile: Gastown Area in Vancouver (Spring 2022)

Lee Rivett tours the historic neighbourhood that has seen several new upscale retailers added since the start of the pandemic.

Vancouver Retail Leasing Picks Up Including Shift from Downtown to W. 4th: Study

International entrants are already leasing space in Vancouver again with a shift to new locations amid changing traffic patterns.

US Brand Allbirds to Enter Canada with 1st Stores: Interview

The sustainability-focused footwear and fashion brand has confirmed that it will open two stores in Canada this year as it launches an expansion into new countries following an IPO last year.

Toronto-Based Brand Kotn Launches Expansion with Several Stores Planned Including 1st Vancouver Location: Interview

As many as eight new stores are planned for North America over the next year and a half. The impact-driven lifestyle brand has a charitable component that has already built 15 schools in rural Egypt.

Indigo Unveils First-of-its-Kind Beauty and Wellness Shop-in-Store in Vancouver: Interview/Photos

The initiative is part of a rollout for the retailer as it diversifies its offerings based on consumer preferences, according to an executive in an interview.

Vancouver Retail Market Most Resilient in Canada Following Pandemic Struggles: Report/Interview

JLL says that Vancouver has fared better than other markets and that luxury brands are among the players looking to move in to cater to Asian consumers.

Hudson’s Bay to Redevelop Downtown Vancouver Flagship with an Eye to the Future of Retail: Interview with President Wayne Drummond 

The historic flagship will see an office tower built above, a new transit interchange, and a new tech-heavy smaller store as Hudson's Bay looks to the future of retail.

Hudson’s Bay Flagship Store in Downtown Vancouver to Be Redeveloped

The retail component of the department store is expected to be downsized, which is part of a trend as HBC redevelops its downtown Canadian assets.

Chopard Relocates Vancouver Storefront to Alberni Street in the City’s Luxury Zone [Photos]

The boutique features the brand's high jewellery collections including unique pieces.

Omega Relocates Downtown Vancouver Store at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver [Photos]

The new boutique includes several lounge areas, a library, as well as champagne and coffee bars.
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