Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: February 23, 2017

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) Nordstrom Launches ‘The Lab’ at 2 Canadian Flagships

Canada is home to two of only five Nordstrom locations to feature the unique designer initiative, which launched this week.

2) Independent Optical Retailer Sees Success Through Personalization And Unique Store Design

The recently opened Glass Monocle concept store is already seeing success, catering to locals while also looking to potential future growth.

Canadian News - Regional:

Central Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

-Chic canucks – see what’s in store for a closed American Apparel outlet (Globe & Mail) 

-Inside Toronto's last Zellers store (Style Democracy) 

-City council approves zoning application for restaurant at Kingston Centre (Kingston Whig-Standard)

-NSLC ready to carry more local wines (Halifax Chronicle Herald) 

-'Princess of pot' opens Ottawa cannabis store (Ottawa Business Journal) 

Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

-For members with stores in B.C.: 2017 provincial budget cuts costs for retailers (Retail Council of Canada) 

-Alberta retail sales rise for 5th straight month in December (CBC)

-Kelowna goes top drawer with European fashion (TopShop coming to the city's Hudson's Bay) (Kelowna Now) 

-Maria's boutique a quaint European style shop (Kelowna News) 

-Saks Off Fifth has opening date in Winnipeg (Winnipeg Free Press) 

-Lordco seizes northern opportunity (Smithers BC: Auto Service World)