Today's Retail News From Around The Web: January 19, 2015

Rendering: First Capital Realty

Rendering: First Capital Realty

Top Stories - Canada: 

-As U.S. retailers fight for online sales, Canadian companies sit back (with comment from Retail Insider's Craig Patterson) [CTV]

-Quebec chain Groupe Épicia shutters 14 locations [Grocery Business]

-Sport Chek feeds off Raptors’ ‘We The North’ campaign [Globe & Mail]

-Sears Canada offering jobs, discounts to workers affected by Target’s exit [Globe & Mail]

-Get ready for more Walmarts, Canada [Global]


Re: Target Exiting Canada: 

-Shoppers on the hunt for bargains flock to Canadian Target stores [Globe & Mail]

-How Target’s grand reveal of store locations contributed to its demise in Canada [Financial Post]

-New retail era to emerge as merchants battle for Target’s leftovers [Globe & Mail]

-Target Corp’s retreat from Canada ‘has nothing to do with government policy,’ James Moore says [Financial Post]

-Target Corp’s spectacular Canada flop: A gold standard case study for what retailers shouldn’t do [Financial Post]

-Sears Canada CEO knocks Target's 'cookie cutter' strategy [BNN]

-Canada’s commercial landlords should weather Target retreat, analysts say [Globe & Mail]


Canadian News - Region-by-Region: 

-Demolition work begins on Stollerys before heritage designation decided [Toronto Star]

-Giant Tiger sees 'opportunity' in Target's departure [Ottawa Citizen]

-Public to get say on potential Kingsgate Mall redevelopment [Business in Vancouver]

-Target pullout sparks look by B.C.-based London Drugs [Victoria Times Colonist]

-Vancouver port truckers hold off on strike threat for now [Business in Vancouver]

-Anthropologie’s new Queen West flagship, housed in a 19th-century church [Toronto Life]

-CTF unveils alternative to Metro Vancouver transit sales tax [Business in Vancouver]