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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.

Special Edition 17: The Future of Tech at CF Malls

An off-schedule podcast discussion with Jose Ribau from EVP Digital & Innovation at Cadillac Fairview. Mr. Ribau discusses Ravel by CF and the technology initiatives underway, including the LiVE by CF app and CF’s recent CF Guest List offering.

214: Oakridge Centre Stores Shutting Until 2024 for Incredible Redevelopment [Exclusive]

This week Craig & Lee break exclusive details on the Oakridge Shopping Centre retail transformation in Vancouver, British Columbia. The discussion touches upon tenant closures, accelerated construction schedule and what the final community will look like for Vancouver. Some history about the centre is also discussed, including the enclosure of the mall in 1984 which saw Woodward’s relocate its flagship to Oakridge, as well as Canada’s first Abercrombie & Fitch as it once was in decades past.
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