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.
This week Craig & Lee talk about brands opening stores including Dyson and Canada Goose, why experiential retail is needed for physical stores to survive, as well as filings and store closures for Ann Taylor, Mendocino and Swimco.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the latest retail casualties which have begun closing stores as a result of COVID-19 or exacerbated by it. The discussion flows through Canadian, nationwide retailers and then international retailers that have been affected.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the opening of the massively renovated Holt Renfrew Ogilvy luxury department store in Montreal. The discussion flows through the building from main floor luxury brand concession hall through to footwear, jewellery and upstairs to the personal shopping and Tudor Hall on the fifth floor.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with John Porter, Founder & CEO of BarterPay. Mr. Porter discusses the BarterPay community which chooses to leverage under-performing assets in the BarterPay network for products & services that offset real cash costs.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the new CHANEL boutique in Calgary. The discussion touches upon the history of CHANEL boutiques over the past decades, Holt Renfrew’s positioning of the concession and the strategy involved by the luxury retailer.
This week Craig & Lee talk about the recent bankruptcy protection filing announcements and Canada Goose’s latest announcement. The discussion touches upon Bestseller, Comark, and SAIL’s latest filings for bankruptcy protection as well as Canada Goose’s continued shift to direct-to-consumer sales.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Lynda Murray, the Chief Marketing Officer at ShipperBee. Ms. Murray explains how ShipperBee transforms parcel delivery without changing consumer behaviour while improving or customers business results, customer experience and our environment.
An off-schedule podcast discussion with Ramesh Venkat and Mark Innes from David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services. Mr. Venkat and Mr. Innes discuss the latest research for Canadian retailer responses to COVID-19 and the Rise Again Retail virtual executive education program at the David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services.