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Kiehl’s to Shut 1/3 of its Canadian Stores as it Focuses on Ecommerce and Multi-Brand Retail Distribution

The L’Oreal-owned beauty/skin care brand will shut eight of its 24 standalone Canadian stores this year in markets coast-to-coast.

Federal Government Announces Business Loans to Help Retail and Other Hard-Hit Businesses

Some experts say that retailers are already taking on too much debt and that support will postpone the inevitable.

Pharmacy Retailer Rexall Partners with Uber Eats for Home Delivery

Rexall is upping the game in the competitive pharmacy sector as consumers demand home delivery.

Canadian Retail – Sales Up, Prospects Down: Ed Strapagiel

The industry analyst provides an overview of Canadian retail for November 2020.

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.

Empire-Owned Grocery Chain ‘FreshCo’ Expanding Further in Western Canada with Safeway Store Conversions

It’s part of Project Horizon that will see 10-15 more FreshCo stores open in 2021, including further expansion of the South Asian-themed Chalo banner.

BRIEF: LL.Bean Opening in Halifax, Longo’s Ranked Top Grocer

Other News: Farm Boy opening another downtown Toronto store, Japanese retailer opens at West Edmonton Mall, Flow Water launching IPO.

Toronto BIAs Tell Premier Ford That Lockdowns Are Unfair [Interviews]

Small, locally-owned businesses are in peril as big-box retailers continue to be permitted to sell 'non-essential' items.

Photo Tour: Big Changes and New Retailers at Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland

The leading shopping centre in Newfoundland is seeing exciting new tenants as part of beautiful expansion/renovation that has created one of the most attractive malls in Canada.

Half of Restaurants in Canada Could Shutter Permanently Amid Lockdowns: Study

A member survey provides concerning information amid increased costs and revenue declines.
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