Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: March 22, 2017

Our Article of the Day: 

Sears Canada Launches New Off-Price Strategy [Feature]

The company is changing the course of its retail operations and as a result, Canada's off-price market will see Sears go head-to-head with HBC-owned Saks Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, and TJX-owned banners: Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls.

Top Stories - National: 

-Nearly half of online purchases in Canada made at foreign retail sites: report (Financial Post) 

-January retail sales post largest gain in seven years, Statistics Canada reports (Toronto Star) 

-Freshii founder proposes partnership with Subway and its franchisees in open letter (CTV) 

-Shoppers Drug Mart computer crash causes customer confusion and frustration (CBC) 

-HBC-Neiman Marcus tie-up a 'train wreck in the making': Former Sears Canada CEO (BNN)

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