Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: March 15, 2017

Our Article of the Day: 

Old Navy to Launch 8 Canadian Stores in 2017

“Business is booming” for the popular retailer, which plans to expand its Canadian operations from 78 stores to 100 or more by the year 2020. The retailer’s success could be further indication that Canada’s retail is polarizing at the “high” and “lower” end, while many mid-market brands struggle and in some instances, shutter.

Top Stories - National: 

-Hudson’s Bay Co in talks to buy Neiman Marcus in deal excluding debt, WSJ reports (Financial Post) 

-Couche-Tard posts 4.7 per cent rise in profit (Globe & Mail) 

-The Competition Bureau applies strict standards to retail price claims in Canada ( 

-More Hatchimals are on the way, despite botched holiday launch of originals (CBC) 

-Canadian Costco customers will be happy to swallow fee increase (Regina Leader Post) 

-Bakers see bread protein-boosted by peas is the way of the future and look for a made-in-Canada solution (Financial Post) 

-PETA Wants To Roast Canada Goose (Benzinga) 

-Tim Hortons franchisees push back against cost-cutting changes, report suggests (CBC)