Today's retail news from around the web: June 23, 2014

Top Stories: Canada

-Cabela’s Inc speeds up expansion after getting to know Canada. [Financial Post]

-Chip Wilson working with Goldman Sachs on possible Lululemon takeover [Toronto Star] Lululemon founder is working with investment banker on plans that may include shaking up board, selling his stake or a buyout.

-iPhone becomes most popular smartphone in Canada, displacing BlackBerry. [Edmonton Journal]

-Canadian Retail Sales rose for the 4th consecutive month in April. [Montreal Gazette]

-Walmart Canada's new CEO is from a Belgian food retailer. [CBC]

-Jacob isn't the only retailer facing trouble in Canada. Reitmans, Le Chateau and others see challenges with increased competition. [Toronto Star]

-Bacon prices continue to rise, as supply is limited. [Huffington Post]


Canadian News: Region-by-Region

-Fire at an Edmonton thrift store causes $950K damage. [Edmonton Journal]

 -New BC liquor laws allow alcohol to be sold at farmers markets. [Huffington Post]

-April retail sales were up in BC. [Business in Vancouver]

-An 'aggressive shoplifter' causes problems in Winnipeg. [Winnipeg Free Press]

-30-carat yellow diamond sells for $500K in Toronto. [CTV News]

-High River's (Alberta) downtown continues to struggle after a large flood last year. [CBC]

-Invitation: Romantique Lingerie: new West Vancouver store (Bellevue & 14th) grand store opening, 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 25th.

*Top photo: Callison Architecture


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