West Edmonton Mall

Ray-Ban to Enter Edmonton Market with 1st Store

The brand entered Canada with stores during the pandemic and is entering new markets as part of a direct-to-consumer expansion.

Alo Yoga to Enter New Markets and Open Several More Stores in Canada

The Los Angeles-based athleisure brand is expanding more rapidly than expected in the Canadian market which includes plans for multiple locations in its largest city and two for Alberta.

L.L.Bean Continues Ongoing Canadian Expansion with New Edmonton Store [Interview/Photos]

The US-based retailer has landed at North America's largest shopping centre, showcasing its latest store concept.

Athleta Opens at West Edmonton Mall

The Gap-owned brand opened five Canadian stores in 2022, with more to come in 2023.

Offline by Aerie Launches in Canada with 2 Stores

The women’s activewear brand will compete with other recent entrants at a lower price point than Lululemon or Alo.

Balenciaga to Open Large Store at West Edmonton Mall

The luxury brand is expanding its presence in Canada with a standalone storefront in the country’s largest mall.

Candy Department Store Concept IT’SUGAR Expands into Canada with Plans for Multiple Locations [Interview]

Edmonton was chosen for the first store deemed to be a 'Sugar High' format with more locations set for Canada, possibly including the flagship 'Sugar Daddy' IT'SUGAR concept.

Colourful US-Based Candy Retail Concept IT’SUGAR Opening 1st Canadian Storefront at West Edmonton Mall

The kitchy US-based retailer recently opened the world's first "candy department store" at American Dream and it's now coming to Canada.

West Edmonton Mall Looking to Add More Luxury Retailers After Seeing Success with 3 Big Players

Since 2019 the mega-mall has added Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Gucci. Strong sales means more brands are being targeted.

JD Sports Continues Canadian Expansion With New Store at West Edmonton Mall [Photos]

UK-based fashion retailer has opened a two-level 14,196 square foot location.

West Edmonton Mall’s Biggest Fan: Interview with Matthew Dutczak of Best Edmonton Mall

His mini documentary From Fantasy to Galaxy recently won the Best Web Series Award from the Edmonton Short Film Festival.

Toyota Opens World’s Largest In-Mall Service Dealership at West Edmonton Mall [Interviews/Photos]

The one-of-a-kind partnership also includes valet parking and other services, adding another unique element to the largest shopping centre in North America.

West Edmonton Mall Marks 40 Years of Operations

North America’s largest shopping centre features a range of entertainment and recently, began adding luxury retailers to the mix.

‘Virtual Land’ VR Concept to Expand Across Canada After Launching North America’s largest Virtual Realty Theme Park at West Edmonton Mall: Interview

The 32,000 square foot West Edmonton Mall theme park features more than a dozen unique VR experiences and plans are in place to take the concept to major urban markets across the country.

Disney Confirmed to be Closing 10 Additional Stores in Canada in August, Leaving Only 3 Prior to Full Exit

The popular brand has formally confirmed its next round of closures with some 'cast members' already securing new positions elsewhere.

West Edmonton Mall to Launch North America’s Largest Virtual Reality Attraction

It's part of an effort to bring visitors back to the mall following pandemic lockdowns and consumer hesitation.

Podcast [The Weekly]: Upscale Womenswear Retailer ‘Blu’s’ Opening at West Edmonton Mall as it Exits Southgate

This week, Craig and Lee discuss Blu's womenswear's move to West Edmonton Mall after exiting Southgate, as well as the overall health of downtown Edmonton as retailers shutter during the pandemic.

Upscale Womenswear Retailer ‘Blu’s’ to Open Storefront at West Edmonton Mall after Exiting Southgate

The new store will replace a former location that recently shut at Southgate Centre and will be a fourth location for the storied retailer with an interesting history.

Gucci Opens 1st Standalone Store in Alberta at West Edmonton Mall [Photos]

The Italian luxury brand is expanding its Canadian operations with a third standalone store.

Retail Profile: West Edmonton Mall Phase 3 and Phase 4 During COVID-19 (December 2020)

Retail Insider and Best Edmonton Mall take readers on a tour of the newest sections of North America’s largest shopping centre.

Retail Photo Tour: West Edmonton Mall (December 2020)

Retail Insider and Best Edmonton Mall take readers on a tour of North America’s largest shopping centre.

Retail Profile: West Edmonton Mall Phase 1 and Phase 2 During COVID-19

Retail Insider and Best Edmonton Mall take readers on a tour of North America’s largest shopping centre.

BRIEF: Saint Laurent Opens at West Edmonton Mall, Starbucks Opening 1st Sustainably-Constructed Storefront

Other News: Kijiji Canada poaches Loblaw exec for GM role, McCarthy’s launches toddler’s PPE, SPINCO takes on Peloton with home spin bikes.

Brief: Mexx Re-Entering Canada, Hudson’s Bay Adds Brands

Other News: Entertainment centre opening at Yorkdale, Furla opens 2nd Canadian store, Hugo Boss opens in Laval, Reitmans opens store at WEM, Nordstrom gets merry.

LEGO to Open Experiential Retail Space at West Edmonton Mall this Fall

The highly experiential space will become another attraction at North America’s largest shopping centre.
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