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Brief: Amazon Launching 1st ‘Career Day’ in Canada, Kit and Ace Shuts in West Vancouver

Other news: Jo Malone opens 4 stores, Swyft partners with Walmart, Scarborough Town Centre to host vintage street market.

Moose Knuckles Announces New CEO as Company Strategizes Significant Global Expansion

Co-owners Noah Stern and Ayal Twik will stay on in creative roles as the Montreal-based outerwear and fashion brand positions itself for a growth spurt

Entrepreneur Doug Putman Discusses Why He’s Focused on Brick-and-Mortar Retail: Interview

The owner of Toys R Us Canada, T.Kettle, Sunrise Records, FYE and other retail banners discusses why he has been acquiring brands with a focus on physical stores.

Unique Food Hall Opens Near Downtown Calgary [Photos]

The First Street Market features an elevated chef-drive food experience marking a trend as food halls expand in Canada.
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Entrepreneur Manjit Minhas of Dragons’ Den on Brand Image: Interview

The seasoned entrepreneur provides insight into authenticity as well as how she built her multiple businesses.

From PPE Shortages to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, The Supply Chain has Emerged as a Determinant of Health: Op-Ed

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.

Brief: Celine Exits Saks Flagship as Standalone Opens, Rexall Shuts 4th Downtown Toronto Store Since June

Other news: Lucid Motors opening at Yorkdale, Sungiven Foods opening more Vancouver stores, massive medical complex opening at Centre Rockland in Montreal.

Ecommerce Sales In Canada Still Through The Roof, But Shifting Away From Goods Toward Services [Feature]

Industry experts note a shift at a time when ecommerce is exploding during the pandemic.

David Yurman Invests in Canadian Operations with Standalone Yorkdale Store Renovation 

The only standalone location for the US-based luxury jewellery and watch brand will have a new look as David Yurman continues to see success in its operations in Canada. 

Walmart to Bolster E-Commerce in Canada with Significant Investments Online and in Stores: Interview

The retailer says it is pivoting and investing in technology for its omnichannel network as it also invests heavily in its fleet of stores.

Tackling Food Inflation in Canada The “Right” Way [Sylvain Charlebois]

Erin O’Toole is skillfully proposing to control food prices at retail, which is almost an impossible feat according to the expert author.

Post-Pandemic Retail: How to Compete and Thrive

How do retailers get beyond recovery and once again thrive? What are retailers in other markets around the globe discovering in fulfilling and exceeding consumers evolving needs?

Majority of Retailers in Canada Want Staff and Customers to be Vaccinated which Could Dictate Mandatory Mandates: Poll

Retail store staff also want team members to be vaccinated which could be a sign that bigger things are to come as we head into the fall and a fourth wave.

Podcast [Interview]: Christina Vandoremalen of RBC and Doug Anderson, CEO of Peavy Mart, Discuss RBC Insight Edge

They discuss how the platform supports data-driven decision making for expanding retailers looking to gain local insights.

Nike Opens Massive Flagship Store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre

The concept store is the first of its kind in Canada and part of a larger rollout by an Israel-based retail fashion chain. 

Hudson’s Bay Launching SPACE NK Beauty Concept in Canada Including Shop-in-Stores  

The retailer is launching in Canada with an initial three locations as well as online with an initial 17 new brands in a long-term partnership with the Hudson’s Bay Company. 

New Retailers that Recently Opened in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville, and What’s to Come 

Canada’s most prestigious urban retail node is seeing new stores open including a mix of independents and big name brands. 

Rocky Rebound for Canadian Retail Sales Q2 Into the Summer: Ed Strapagiel

The industry analyst provides an overview of StatCan data showing improving numbers from a disastrous pandemic.

Research Indicates Likelihood of Extended Back-to-School Shopping Season in Canada [Feature]

Hybrid form of learning for students in Canada will stretch back-to-school spending well into Fall months.

Toronto Pearson 1st Canadian Airport to Launch E-Commerce Platform

Recognizing a consumer shift to online channels, the airport authority sought to innovate at a time when travel is down.

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