Today's retail news from around the web: August 25, 2014

Photo: West Edmonton Mall

Photo: West Edmonton Mall

Top Stories - Canada: 

-Why Target will pull out all the stops to save face in Canada (it has a ways to go, from what we've recently experienced) [Financial Post]

-Canada retail sales leap to new record as inflation cools [Financial Post]

-Would you buy fresh groceries at Shoppers Drug Mart? (we think it would work, as with Walgreens in the US) [Toronto Star]

-Dollar stores in battle to double down on the poor [Reuters Canada]

-Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons (not exactly retail, but definitely interesting) [Financial Post]

Canadian News - Region-by-Region:

-A century of business ends at Sears distribution centre in Regina [Regina Leader Post]

-Sears Canada opening new distribution facility in Foothills, creating 200 jobs [Calgary Herald]

-Why Erin Mills Town Centre Got A Makeover [Bisnow Toronto]

-Lululemon opens flagship store in downtown Vancouver [Business In Vancouver]

-Prices rising faster in Calgary than in rest of country [Calgary Herald]

-Alberta retail sales reach record level [Calgary Herald]

-Big Rock founder Ed McNally, heart of the ‘Eddies’, dies at 89 [Edmonton Journal]