Retail News From Around The Web: May 12, 2015

Our Article of the Day: 

Indigo to Overhaul 6 Flagships, Open 4 American Girl Stores

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Top Stories: Canada: 

-Target Corp. may be responsible for Canadian store leases [Globe & Mail]

-3 in 4 households shopped online last year: Canada Post [CTV]

-After-transaction experience key for e-commerce success (with comment from Retail Insider's Craig Patterson) [BIV]

-Amazon Launches Wearable Tech Store in Canada [Techvibes]

-Lowe’s Canada to buy 13 Target locations, distribution centre [Globe & Mail]

-5 multicultural marketing pitfalls to avoid [Canadian Grocer]


Canadian News - Region-by-Region:

-YVR outlet mall opening delayed (with comment from Retail Insider's Craig Patterson) [Vancouver Sun]

-H&M at Toronto Eaton Centre to become world's 10th largest at 56,000 sq ft [Style Democracy]

-Lego store coming to Winnipeg's Polo Park mall this summer [CBC]

-Montreal weighs plastic bag ban for grocery stores, dépanneurs [Montreal Gazette]

-New Horizon Mall selling 145-sq.-ft. spaces at Balzac-area shopping centre [Calgary Herald]

-City worried about Lansdowne car 'culture' [Ottawa Sun]

-Metro launches food recovery in 65 Metro and Super C stores [Newswire]


Trending Topics: 

-4 megabrands that will dominate the retail industry [Business Insider]

-Mirror, Mirror on the wall: Stores create high-tech fitting rooms with smart mirrors [CTV]

-Smaller Web retailers grew sales 14% in 2014 [Fierce Retail]

-Jury: Starbucks not liable, owes nothing to police officer who says spilled coffee burned him [Yahoo]

-Apple Watch: How it can change your life after two weeks [Toronto Star]

-Alibaba increases stake in Zulily [Dow Jones Business News]

-It's earnings week for retailers [USA Today]


Our Previous Articles: 

-Kiton Opens 1st Free-Standing Canadian Location

-Canada's Top 20 Most Productive Shopping Centres

-Saks Fifth Avenue Reveals Renderings of its First Canadian Stores, on New Website


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