Canadian Retail News From Around The Web For February 23, 2021


Photo Tour: The Ever-Changing Sherwood Park Mall in Sherwood Park, Alberta

The shopping centre in suburban Edmonton has seen new tenants replace old ones after the demise of Target in Canada.

Brick-and-Mortar Will Continue to Be Critical for Retail in Canada Post-Pandemic: Claude Sirois

The industry expert and former head of retail at Ivanhoé Cambridge conceptualizes a future where experiential physical retail will be harmonious with digital channels.

BRIEF: Daiso Opening 1st Corporate Store in Canada, Montecristo Jewellers Opening in Vancouver’s ‘Luxury Zone’

Other News: Grocer Rabba expands Paramount Fine Foods partnership, RW&CO celebrates entrepreneurship, UofT startup launches new shoe sizing technology.

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How an Independent Fashion Retailer in a Small Alberta Town Is Seeing Explosive Sales Growth Through Online Channels Despite the Pandemic

Elle’s Closet’s social media and web strategy resulted in customer acquisition well beyond just the local community.

Special Edition 27: The Future of Ecommerce and Digital Retail with David Nagy of eCommerce Canada

An off-schedule podcast discussion with David Nagy, Founder of Calgary-based eCommerce Canada. Craig and David discuss the eCommerce marketplace, challenges, and the pitfalls new entrants will encounter competing online.

How a Shopping Centre in Wetaskiwin Is Being Repurposed Amid a Changing Retail Landscape

The shopping centre property strategy involves shifting gears to a mix of uses beyond just retail.



Retailers Led Bankruptcy Filings in Canada Over the Past 12 Months: Insolvency Insider

The publication tracks filings and one editor says that they expect an increase in filings in early 2021 following rent payment demands from landlords.

Luxury Retail to See Growth in Canada in 2021

Despite the pandemic, luxury brands continue to target the Canadian market with new stores and stocklists.

Ontario Retail Shutdown Extension into January 2021 Will Cause Severe Harm to Industry: Experts

Closures will have a major impact on retailers, large and small, hoping for Christmas and Boxing Day rushes at physical stores.
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