Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: August 12, 2015

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) Upscale Andrews Expanding While Seeing Success Through Personalization

2) Innovative EcoLuxury Lifestyle Retailer Moves from Online to Brick-and-Mortar

Use discount code RETAIL2015 to get $200 off International Retail Design Conference, taking place next month in Austin. 


Top Stories - Canada: 

-Here's how Nordstrom is avoiding a Target-style collapse in Canada [Global News] 

-Costco 'trying to plant that seed early' with Christmas tree in August, prof says [CBC]

-Rona hikes dividend as profit climbs 19%  [Globe & Mail]

-Why online retail is one huge worldwide fight club: Mallick [Toronto Star]

-Sephora Canada ups the ante with redesigned ecommerce site [Marketing Magazine]

-Sleep Country Canada closes IPO, raises C$300 million [Furniture Today]

-In Good Company: Talking Shop with Kit and Ace's JJ Wilson []


Canadian News - Regional: 

-Lethbridge's Oldest Mall Undergoing Largest Redevelopment in its History [Anthem Properties]

-Smaller depots, vans put new stamp on Canada Post [Business in Vancouver]

-Swiss menswear brand Strellson to open Vancouver store (article sources Retail Insider) [Vancity Buzz]

-Depanneur owners say they'll be forced to ID all cigarette buyers [Montreal: CTV]

-Digital Retail Apps Raises a Million Dollars to Enable Self-Ceckout at Stores by Smartphone [Toronto company, Techvibes]  

-Aldo Shoes on Granville Street to close [Vancouver: Vancity Buzz]

-In praise of Canada's prudently regulated dairy sector [Guelph Mercury]

-Millie Pâtisserie brings more Japanese-style desserts to the downtown core [Toronto Life]


Our Previous Articles: 

-International Retail Design Conference Next Month in Austin

-De Beers to Open 2nd Free-Standing Canadian Location this Fall

-Strellson Plans Substantial Canadian Expansion

-Luxury Shifts Eastward as Breitling Opens Bloor Street Flagship

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