Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: January 16, 2017

Our Article of the Day: 

Footwear Retailer Shumaker Announces Store Expansion

The Canadian company continues to open new locations, and it’s launching a new real estate strategy that includes its first street-front stores, beginning this spring.


Top Stories - National: 

-Note to Dejected U.S. Retailers: Malls Are Still Big in Canada (Bloomberg) and RCC: Malls in Canada still big business (Toronto Star)

-Pop-up shops bounce into malls as short-term leases benefit retailers, landlords (CTV) 

-Walmart acquisitions point to increased competition in online shoe selling (Business In Vancouver)

-Online shopping drives surge in holiday returns, and what happens next may surprise you (Toronto Star) and Here's what really happens to all those gifts you return to the store  (CBC) 

-Canada Goose said to be planning dual-listing IPO as early as February (Financial Post)

-Craft brewers hop back to classic tastes (Toronto Star)

-4 Reasons Why Alimentation Couche Tard Inc. Is Attractive Today (Motley)

Available to Globe paid 'Unlimited' subscribers, and mobile app users: How Home Hardware is renovating its business strategy (Marina Strauss, Globe & Mail)