Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: October 25, 2016

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) Off-White to Open Canadian Store

The luxury streetwear brand, designed by Virgil Abloh and associated with Kanye West, has secured retail space for its first Canadian location -- one of only two confirmed for North America.

2) Caroline Neron Plans Cross-Canada Store Expansion

The Canadian fashion brand, founded by popular actress/singer Caroline Neron, opened its first store location outside the province of Quebec this month. An ambitious cross-Canada expansion will follow.

Top Stories - National: 

Update: Shoppers Drug Mart officially wants in on dispensing medical marijuana (CBC)

-Defiantly independent: Home Hardware CEO Terry Davis stares down his U.S. competitors (Financial Post) 

-To compete with online shopping, retailers must embrace minimalism (Quartz) 

-CEO of Tim Hortons' parent firm says international expansion plans still brewing (CBC News) and Tim Hortons owner’s sales growth hit by sluggish demand, lower grocery prices (The Globe & Mail)

-Fees dispute escalates as Walmart stops accepting Visa in Manitoba (CTV)

-Spence Diamonds Enters U.S. Market with Disruptive Retail Concept (BusinessWire press release) 

-Aritzia poised to trade ‘at the high-end,’ TD Securities says (Financial Post)

-Nordstrom Nears FY17 Canadian Goal with 2nd Toronto Store (NASDAQ) 

-Health Canada issues recall for Spirit Halloween items (CBC News)

-Proposal to extend parental leave worries business owners (The Globe & Mail)


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Canadian News - Regional:

Central Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

-The Body Shop Experiments With a New Toronto Pop-up Concept (Cosmetics Magazine) 

-Decarie Motors launches new era with opening of state-of-the-art Bentley and Aston Martin Showroom (NewsWire)

-Ottawa man campaigning to open up Ontario liquor market (Metronews) 

-Williams-Sonoma opens home furnishings boutique in its new Yorkdale store (National Post)

-Reigning Champ opening its first Toronto location (BlogTO)

-Danish-based furniture company JYSK seeks success in Mississauga (Mississauga News)

-Twenty-five years of Rotate This store in Toronto (NOW Magazine)

-Ottawa man campaigning to open up Ontario liquor market (Ottawa Metro)

-Liquor sales may be privatized in Wellington, P.E.I. (CBC News)