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Carbonleo Takes Over Management of Quartier DIX30 Near Montreal with Plans for Site Redevelopment [Interview]

The landlord will intensify the second-largest retail centre in Canada with an eye to sustainability.

Stylist Lauren Walker-Lee Launches Fashion and Lifestyle Video Interview Series with Independent Retailers in Toronto

The informative posts highlight small businesses with a fun fashion focus.

Sephora Opens 1st Retail Store in a Canadian Transit Hub at Union Station in Toronto [Interview/Photos]

Efficiency is key for the store that anchors an expanding commuter hub which is the busiest in the country. Sephora also plans to open 14 more stores in Canada this year and 15 next year according to a representative.

Sustainability Needs to be a Focus for Retailers in Canada Amid Consumer Demands: Expert/Interview

Liza Amlani says that retailer and brands need to place greater focus and emphasis on improving sustainable production practices as consumers demand it.
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Video Interview: Bringing La Dolce Vita To Canadians With Cool Italian Products with Gennaro Silvestri

Gennaro talks about what the companies do, how they came to be, micro mobility, the robot Gita, the popular three-wheel Apé and trends in the industry.

Fazioli Pianos See Strong Sales in Canada as Brand Sells-Out Until 2024

Manuel Bernaschek, President of Showcase Pianos in Vancouver, says that Canada is a top market for the high-end pianos with the West Coast being particularly exceptional.

“No Longer a Trend, Now a Reality”: Shopping Centre Landlords in Canada Adding Density to Sites [Feature Interviews]

The future of the mall could look quite different according to experts including Tim Sanderson of JLL and 'Retail Prophet' Doug Stephens.

“Highly Profitable” Bay Street Video Store in Toronto Thrives Despite Mainstream Consumer Shift: Interview

The store at the base of a luxury condo tower has close to 40,000 titles, and many are surprised to find such a store exists and is actually doing brisk sales despite new video technology.

PenguinPickUp Expands Westward into Vancouver Market: Interview

The company, which aims to make the last mile in retail less complex and less expensive, is growing its base of locations into new markets to address growing ecommerce.

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.

Why Sobeys had to Dump Air Miles: Op-Ed

Sylvain Charlebois says that "it's about time" that the relationship ended, and that loyalty will probably be the next battleground for Canadian grocers.

Fit-Based Peer-to-Peer Clothing App ‘ReSuit’ Launches in Canada

The sustainability-focused app allows users to rent and resell items.

Peavey Mart Opens Flagship Store in Home Town of Red Deer AB [Photos]

The store will become a new innovation hub for the retailer which has roots that go back to 1967.

Brief: Value Village Launching ‘Boutique’ Concept in Canada, Costco Opens Quebec Business Centre Store

Other News: Shreddies opens 1st-in-the-world "dispensary" in Toronto, Sunglass Hut relocating in Vancouver, Vinfast opening at Park Royal.

Toronto-Based Craig’s Cookies to Launch Significant Store Expansion in Canada via Franchise Model: Interview

The popular and delicious cookie retail concept launched with humble beginnings in Parkdale. Now it's planning on becoming a household name in new markets via expansion.

Growth in Ecommerce Fuels Huge Demand for Industrial Space as Retail Fundamentals Improve in Canada: Report

Suburban markets particularly are seeing demand from retailers as fundamentals shift after pandemic disruptions.

Moneysworth & Best Quality Shoe Care Driving Decision-Making and Strategy with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central [Feature]

The retailer says that centralization of information is helping it automate and streamline business at a critical time.

Industry Expert David Nagy Discusses Building an Ecommerce Business: Feature Interview

Nagy discusses how building a deep understanding of the customer is key for building an effective digital ecosystem.

Oxford Properties to Redevelop Scarborough Town Centre Sears Box in Toronto with New Tenants Including Decathlon: Interviews

Sears vacated the mall in 2015 and now plans are in place to repurpose the space, including multiple retail concepts.

Jamaican Patty Foodservice Concept ‘Patties Express’ Launches Key Expansion in Toronto Market: GM Interview

The grab-and-go retail chain launched in 2014 in a streetfront location and is now moving into major enclosed malls and even a major transit interchange.

Montreal-Based Denim Brand Parasuco Marks 50 Years: Feature Interview/Photo Retrospective

The iconic brand's founder explains how he pioneered the first commercial jeans laundry in Canada and how he developed a fashion line known in Canada and beyond.

Retail Leasing Fundamentals Improve in Toronto as Supply Tightens: Report

Canada's largest city is seeing a recovery as consumers return, though the downtown core continues to see no where near the foot traffic it had prior to the pandemic.

Poor Customer Experience at Retailers Drive Shoppers to Competitors: Kustomer Study

A survey showed that the vast majority of customer service professionals think that the next three years are critical to businesses as consumers demand more.

Video Interview: What Do Retailers in Canada Have To Do Today To Survive And Thrive?

Amlani talks about biggest mistakes retailers are making today, their biggest challenges, trends in the industry, impact of supply chain issues and how rising costs will impact consumers.

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