Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: May 15, 2017

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) MINISO Enters Canada with Aggressive 500 Store Expansion

The ‘Japanese lifestyle brand’ plans to disrupt Canadian retail by opening as many as 500 stores, competing with the likes of Uniqlo, Muji and Dollarama

2) Lightspeed Partners with Lender to Help Independent Canadian Retailers Grow

The Montreal-based company has partnered with an innovative small business online lender OnDeck. 

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Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

-Ingledew’s bankruptcy highlights shoe-sector struggles (with comment from Retail Insider's Craig Patterson: Business in Vancouver) 

-Eyewear competition spikes as industry consolidates (with comment from Retail Insider's Craig Patterson: Business in Vancouver) 

-London Drugs Launches First-Ever In-Store Optical Clinic (SYS-CON) 

-Design Quarter Winnipeg aims to promote Downtown, Exchange and The Forks (Winnipeg: CTV) 

-Richmond Night Market To Debut Massive Winter Magic Festival (604 Now) 

-Pop-up retail park coming to the East Village in June (Calgary: Global)

-Farmers market offers consumers chance to buy local (Lethbridge Herald)  

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