Retail News From Around The Web: May 19, 2015

Map: Google, modified by Sitings Realty Ltd.

Map: Google, modified by Sitings Realty Ltd.

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) Who's Taking Target's Canadian Stores? An Interactive Map

2) Interactive Map: World's Largest Shopping Malls (& Where Canada Ranks)


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Top Stories - Canada: 

-Canada's top shopping centres continue to boost sales []

-List of available Targets shrinking [London Free Press]

-Despite delays and a low dollar, why are so many Canadians crossing the border? [News 1130]

-Dollarama Inc.'s Shares Are up 639%: Can Investors Expect That to Continue? [Motley Fool Canada]

-CPPIB investing more than $1 billion in German shopping centre operator [Financial Post]

-New 150000-square-foot fulfillment centre fuels sales spike [BIV]

-Canadian Tire CEO: ecommerce is in flux, get used to it [Marketing Magazine]


Canadian News - Region-by-Region: 

-Italian Centre Shop expands to add specialty food storefront in Calgary [Edmonton Journal]

-Montreal Mulling Ban On Plastic Bags [Huffington Post]

-Sleep Country Canada opens 3 locations in New Brunswick [Newswire]

-Private liquor stores in fight for survival [Vancouver Sun]

-Holiday shopping rules put TO at a 'disadvantage': Tory [Toronto Sun]

-Downtown needs more amenities, from parks to dry cleaners: developers [Edmonton Journal]

-Petrolia hardware store celebrates 150 years in business [London, ON: CBC]


Trending Topics: 

-Ascena Retail to buy Ann Inc. for about $2.15 billion [Chain Store Age]

-Disney to double theme park retail space [Retailing Today]

-Why Nordstrom is the Amazon of department stores [Fortune]

-Simon to invest $1 billion in upgrade/expansion of key centers [Chain Store Age]

-Target to sell Target Commercial Interiors as free shipping drives sales [Fierce Retail]

-Macy's is adding a touch of luxury to its 'platinum' stores [Fortune]

-Nordstrom Q1 profit misses but sales beat; opening 32 stores in 2015 [Chain Store Age]

-Grocer finds business model that works in food deserts [NPR]


Our Previous Articles: 

-McArthurGlen Confirms Tenant List for Vancouver Designer Outlet Mall

-Clearly Contacts Re-Brands: Interview with CEO Roy Hessel

-Ted Baker to Open 4th Canadian Location


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