Podcasts

Special Edition 23: Retail Lockdown Effects on Canadian Retailers: Daniel Carman of Over the Rainbow Jeans

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Daniel Carman, VP at Over the Rainbow Ltd. Craig and Daniel discuss the COVID lockdown measure impacts on Canadian retailers and how provincial legislation is harming small retailers while allowing big-box stores to remain open.

Season 3, Episode 2: Barneys Cancels Canada Plans, Big Changes for Malls

This week, Craig & Lee discuss the disappointing news of Barneys New York not coming to Canada as planned, significant shopping centre changes for 2021, as well as a discussion about the West Edmonton Mall photo tours released by Retail Insider this week.

Season 3, Episode 1: Changes Coming to Toronto and Vancouver Luxury Retail Districts

This week Craig & Lee return for 2021 and discuss Vancouver's Alberni Street "Luxury Zone" and Toronto's Bloor Street "Mink Mile" for recent announcements of openings/closures.

Season 3, Bonus 1: Education Retailers Need for Post-COVID Success

A special edition podcast interview with Natalie Bibeau, President at NATA PR. Craig and Natalie discuss skills and education retailers may need to successfully emerge from a troubled 2020.

Special Edition 22: The Future of Shopping Centres in Canada and How they Can Compete with Amazon

Craig and Matt (GetintheLoop) discuss the future of shopping centres in Canada and how the shopping centre has a potential advantage over Amazon.

Special Edition 21: TC Transcontinental and its Retail Product Strategy: Interview

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Greg Neath, VP - Business Development In-Store & Direct Marketing and Premedia at TC Transcontinental Printing. Craig and Greg discuss the TC Transcontinental's product expansion strategy in Canada, and how the company grew to become the largest of its kind in the country.

Special Edition 20: Small Businesses Struggling in Canada: Interview

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Darryl Julott, Managing Lead of Digital Main Street. Craig and Darryl discuss the challenges small retailer and other businesses are facing in Canada, what’s being done and what the future might hold.

Special Edition 19: Oakridge Shopping Centre [Mall Tour]

An off-schedule podcast touring the Oakridge Shopping Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020, prior to its shutdown for an incredible redevelopment. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Oakridge in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently in preparation for the construction.

215: GUCCI Opening in Edmonton, HBC’s The Room Adds Menswear

This week Craig & Lee talk about Gucci opening a standalone store in West Edmonton Mall and HBC’s The Room shifting strategy by adding menswear in the Vancouver location.

Park Royal Shopping Centre [Mall Tour]

An off-schedule podcast touring the Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2020. Craig and Lee discuss what’s happening at Park Royal in a tour showcasing what’s open and what has closed recently.
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