Retail News From Around The Web: May 22, 2015

  Southcentre, Calgary. Photo: Oxford Properties. 

Southcentre, Calgary. Photo: Oxford Properties. 

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Top Stories - Canada: 

-Shopify's crazy journey: Seven questions with CEO Tobias Lutke [Globe & Mail]

-Canada in Family Dollar's future? [Charlotte Business Journal]

-IKEA reveals plans to open a 397,000 square-foot Canadian distribution centre [BIV]

-Canada's Retail Sector Seen Struggling in Coming Months [Wall Street Journal]

-Best Buy's closure of Future Shop has cost them $191M so far [CBC]

-Coach Quietly Lays Off Its Canadian Part-Time Workers [Huffington Post]

-Shopify shares soar in trading debut  [Globe & Mail]


Canadian News - Region-by-Region: 

-Inside Benefit Cosmetics' new Toronto location [Toronto Life]

-Residents, merchants speak out against Royalmount mega-mall [Montreal Gazette]

-Lolë comes downtown [Montreal Gazette]

-Commercial Drive bookstore defies odds, turns 70 [Vancouver: News1130]

-Vancouver's Granville Island Toy Company scores with third store [Vancouver Sun]

-Secret Location mingles with global luxury players at new YVR mall [Vancity Buzz]

-Advanced fragrance specialist Yves Cloutier has a nose for the good stuff [Edmonton Journal]

-Carrot Co-op in Halifax launches CEDIF initiative [Halifax Chronicle Herald]


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