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

Our Articles of the Day: 

1) Illesteva Opens 1st Canadian Store

The upscale, trendy New York City-based eyewear brand has opened its first freestanding international location, which is also its largest to date.

2) Jean Machine to Remain Open Under New Ownership

An investment firm has acquired the Canadian denim and fashion retailer, after Jean Machine sought bankruptcy protection in January of this year.

Top Stories - National: 

-‘Turbulent times’ as U.S. parent raises questions about fate of Sears Canada (Globe & Mail) 

-Trump administration says freer trade in online, duty-free goods is a NAFTA target (Toronto Star) 

-Retail Industry Applauds 2017 Budget for Upholding Fairness on Imported Parcels (NewsWire press release) 

-Indigo Books & Music: The One Bookstore That Got It Right (Seeking Alpha) 

-Starbucks Canada aims to hire 1,000 refugees over five years (Globe & Mail)

-Computer outage affecting purchases at Shoppers Drug Mart locations has been resolved (Financial Post) 

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