Podcasts

115: Bentley Leathers, Läderach, Ted Baker, Hublot and Suitsupply

This week Craig & Lee talk about Bentley Leathers’ exiting court protection with plans to close 90 stores, Swiss chocolate brand Läderach’s entry into Canada, Ted Baker’s unique new Yorkdale flagship, Hublot’s 1st Canadian corporate store, and Dutch suit maker Suitsupply’s cross-Canada expansion that will include a Vancouver flagship as well as Nordstrom-based concessions.

114: Ladurée Downtown Toronto, Hammam Spa at Bayview Village and Summerhill Market’s Store Expansion

This week Craig & Lee talk about the opening of Ladurée in downtown Toronto, the Hammam Spa by Céla at Bayview Village and the third Summerhill Market opening in Toronto.

Special Edition 3: Interview with Lori Bacon, Owner/CEO of Swimco

Lori Bacon discusses the challenges and opportunities of being a multi-store retailer in Canada, including how a customer-centric approach makes consumers comfortable being “half-naked”.

113: Williams Sonoma and Aéropostale

This week Craig & Lee talk about the Williams Sonoma exiting Quebec and Aéropostale’s re-entrance into Canada.

112: KitKat Chocolatory, Food Hall Phenomenon, Holts/Tokyo Smoke, Nordstrom/Max Mara and Sport Experts

This week Craig & Lee talk about the Kit Kat’s highly experiential retail concept, the rise of the food hall phenomenon in Canada, Holt Renfrew's collaboration with Tokyo Smoke, Nordstrom's collaboration with Max Mara and Sport Experts’ latest store opening in Quebec.

Special Edition 2: RI on Location at H&M x Giambattista Valli Launch and Toronto Eataly pre-opening tour

An off-schedule podcast focusing on Retail Insider’s visits to a brand collaboration launch for H&M x Giambattista Valli as well as a pre-opening tour of Toronto’s Eataly. The Weekly podcast returns on Friday.

111: Harry Rosen Tower Proposal, True Outliers, Slow Fashion Entrepreneur and Expired Amazon Foods

This week Craig and Lee talk about how Harry Rosen's Toronto flagship will be engulfed by a massive condo tower, edgy Canadian brand ‘True Outliers’ launches mink-lined outerwear collection, Alberta 'slow fashion' ethical fashion line and how Amazon has been sending Canadians expired food.

110: Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon Business and Under Armour

This week Craig and Lee talk about Shoppers Drug Mart's move into dental, Amazon Business' Canadian launch, and Under Armour's 'brand house' entry into Canada.

109: Costco, Eataly and Furla

This week Craig and Lee talk about Costco, Eataly and Furla.

108: Harry Rosen, Dyson and Uniqlo Montreal

This week Craig and Lee talk about Harry Rosen/Canada Goose, Dyson and Uniqlo Montreal.

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