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Vancouver’s Canada Post to Become Target or Walmart?

Canada Post building in Vancouver. Image: changingcitybook.com We've gotten word that now Vancouver's large Downtown post office (Federally owned and used by Canada Post) is for sale, several larger-format retailers are interested in the space. Walmart and Target are searching for...

More Details on the $350million Sherway Gardens Expansion

Rendering of Sherway Gardens Expansion. Image: Cadillac Fairview We are re-posting details of the Sherway Gardens mall expansion in Toronto. Yesterday we noted that this announcement would happen today, and will be a major project in a total $1.6billion to...

Nordstrom in Talks With West Edmonton Mall

Floorplan: West Edmonton Mall, red editing: Retail Insider We received confirmation that Nordstrom is in talks to open a store at West Edmonton Mall in (none other than) Edmonton, Alberta.  Tripple Five's Ghermezian family is in talks with numerous other...

$350million Expansion/Renovation for Toronto’s Sherway Gardens

Image: Sherway Gardens (Cadillac Fairview) Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, October 23rd) Cadillac Fairview will announce a $350million expansion and renovation of its Sherway Gardens mall in West Toronto. We previously reported on this renovation/expansion, which will include a vastly expanded Holt...

Will Buying Hudson’s Bay Stock Be a Bad Investment?

Hudson's Bay store, Winnipeg. Image: jefpit, Flickr  Buying Hudson's Bay ("HBC") stock might not be a good investment, according to one Toronto-based journalist and business expert. Sean Silcoff of The Globe and Mail notes that HBC's revenues per square foot...

Nordstrom, Simons,Target or Walmart in New Downtown Toronto Mall?

Proposed Oxford Place. Image: Oxford Properties We have received word that Oxford Properties' proposed new Downtown Toronto shopping centre is already being eyed by retailers such as Nordstrom, La Maison Simons, Target and Walmart. A new 1million square foot shopping...

Maison Simons Opens New Edmonton Store on October 31

Image: Simons Maison Simons opens its $30million, 115,000 square foot West Edmonton Mall store on October 31st 2012. The opening has been delayed twice already (it was supposed to open late summer 2012) and we've been told the store will...

The Hudson’s Bay Company Drops ‘Company’ From Its Name

We found out today that Canada's 342 year-old Hudson's Bay Company will drop the word 'Company' from its name, now to be known simply as 'Hudson's Bay'. The store will also deviate away from calling itself 'The...

Store Renovation Money For The Bay To Come From IPO

Canada's Hudson's Bay Company ("The Bay") is seeking about $400-500million to further upgrade its stores and merchandise strategy, as well as pay off debts. The retailer will raise fund via an initial public offering (IPO) in mid...

Kiehl’s Opens Vancouver Location Inside the Hudson’s Bay Company

Today Kiehl's opened a 900 sq ft concession on the ground floor of Downtown Vancouver's Hudson's Bay Company (The Bay) department store. The boutique includes the full range of Kiehl's products. And for those not familiar, Kiehl's...
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