MEC Opens First 3 Concessions in Hudson’s Bay Stores [Photos]

The branded shop-in-stores features a wide range of products, and more are expected to open next spring.

Psycho Bunny Opens Canadian Flagship Store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre [Photos/Interview]

The rapidly growing men's fashion brand is looking to open more stores in Canada as part of an aggressive expansion.

Video Interview: Retailer Uses TikTok To Amplify Brand

Connor Curran, Founder of Calgary-based Local Laundry, talks about the impact the platform had on the company, what it did, the importance of social media for companies.

Majority of Canadian Small Businesses Doing Same or Better than 2 Years Ago: Report

A report by Scotiabank shows retailers and other small businesses are seeing a turnaround, though headwinds prevail including a recession and ongoing inflation.


Nature’s Emporium to Open 6th Store in Southern Ontario with Plans for National Expansion [Interview]

The grocer is innovating by adding more healthy grab-and-go items as well as pick-up lockers and a new ecomm experience, and will announce its first store outside the GTA in London.

Edmonton-Based Footwear Brand ‘Poppy Barley’ Launching Store Expansion in Vancouver and Toronto [Interviews]

The brand saw strong sales from pop-ups and ecomm, prompting it to launch a brick-and-mortar store expansion into new markets with a multi-year strategy.

Why the Competition Bureau is Toothless in its Investigation of Canada’s Grocery Sector [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says that Loblaw is arguably the most hated grocer in the world as consumers revolt at inflationary price increases and remember the bread scandal.

Kering-owned Luxury Jewellery Brand Qeelin to Open 1st North American Store in Toronto

The brand entered Canada via Holt Renfrew several years ago and is now opening its first standalone store, catering primarily to an affluent Chinese demographic.
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Online Retail in Canada Becomes Oversaturated as Industry Shifts Following Pandemic Acceleration [Interviews]

A rush to open online stores means there's too much competition -- and the integration with physical stores is more important than ever say experts.

World’s Largest ‘Activate’ Gaming Facility Opens at Bramalea City Centre Near Toronto [Interview/Photos]

The interactive entertainment facility with laser lights, glowing walls and high-tech game rooms is part of an effort to drive traffic to shopping centres by creating experiences.

Sleep Country Canada Expands Walmart Partnership with 7 More Shop-in-Stores [Interview]

The partnership gives Sleep Country exposure to Walmart's massive foot traffic across the country as part of growth strategy.

Fitness Industry ‘Decimated’ by Pandemic with Bankruptcies Expected in Months Ahead [Interview]

Blake MacDonald of OrangeTheory says that his company is looking to growth after pandemic lockdowns, though there are headwinds in the industry as people hesitate to return to gyms.