Retail Canada

And Canada's Biggest Retail Brand Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Shoppers Drug Mart narrowly edged out Lululemon as Canada’s largest retail brand in the latest survey from research firm Interbrand. In all, thre...

American Misadventures In Canadian Retail

CP | Anne D'Innocenzio And Charmaine Noronha, The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer.But a year after op...

Amazon Is Bringing Way More Stuff To Canada

CBC | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

Amazon made more than a million new products available on its Canadian website on Tuesday as it moves even further away from its roots as an online ...

Canadian Retailers Are Suffering

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Business

Retail sales dropped 1.8 per cent in December as the busy holiday shopping season was battered by severe winter weather, Statistics Canada said Friday...

Stores Are Making It Harder To Get A Refund

CBC | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

Want your money back? Not so fast. Return policies are getting tighter as retailers try to protect themselves from returns fraud -- and honest custome...

Who Will Win Canada's Retail War?

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There is little doubt the retail landscape in Canada is changing as increasing numbers of big name U.S. chains shop for customers north of t...

Not In The Mood For Shopping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales edged down 0.1 per cent in October to $40.7 billion following three consecutive monthly gains.The agency ...

Are Boxing Day Sales History?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Holiday shopping in Canada is changing as Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales take hold, and the largest casualty of this shift may be the country’s...

Canadian Grocers Suffer As Retail 'Bloodbath' Arrives

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Two of the country’s largest supermarket chains reported disappointing earnings Wednesday as evidence mounted that increased competition for Canadia...

Retailers Warn Of 'Bloodbath' In Wake Of U.S. Invasion

The Globe and Mail | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

Some of Canada’s biggest retailers are warning that a foreign retail invasion signals what one executive calls a “bloodbath” in Ontario that thr...

Size Of Canada's Retail Drop Surprises Experts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian retail sales fell a surprisingly large 0.6 per cent in June to $40.1 billion, partially offsetting a large gain in May, as consumers...

Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh?

Leah Morrigan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Business
Leah Morrigan

People take clothing for granted but producing a simple garment is incredibly complex. Consider what goes into a simple cotton shirt. Cheap clothing is cheap partially because it consists of low-grade material. Bangladeshi garment workers earn 18 cents an hour for work in substandard facilities, working for Western garment companies with eyes trained on profits. What can we do?

Target’s Arrival Will Mean ‘All-Out Retail War’: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

They say war is hell, but this particular war could be heaven for Canadian consumers. Analysts are predicting that Target’s arrival in Canada —...

Still Shopping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Stronger than expected holiday shopping helped boost retail sales better than expected to 0.2 per cent in Canada in November, providing a nee...

Impulse Shopping Costing Canadians Thousands Every Year: BMO

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A majority of Canadians surveyed by the Bank of Montreal say they shop to cheer themselves up and mood-lifting impulse purchases cost Canad...

7 Reasons U.S. Retailers Are Flocking To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Business

Marshalls showed up last year, as did J. Crew. Ann Taylor is planning to open its first store outside the U.S. in Toronto this year, and Target Canada...

What Reitmans' Bottom Line Says About State Of Consumers

CP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Clothing retailer Reitmans says a tough economy is leaving consumers with less disposable income for clothes, creating a retail climate tha...

Rona Will Stay Rona .. For Now

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Quebec has come out swinging against a $1.76-billion bid for Canada's largest home improvement company by U.S.-based Lowe's, which is expec...

Sick Of Canada-U.S. Price Gap? Blame Multinational Suppliers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Identical widescreen TVs, bottles of hair conditioner and even painkillers cost Canadian shoppers more than their American neighbours despite...

Canada Retail Sales Drop Unexpectedly

CP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says retail sales slipped 0.2 per cent to $38.9 billion in February, largely offsetting a gain in January. New-car sale...

Economic Growth Slows: StatsCan

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy started off the year on positive, if tentative, footing in January, registering a modest 0.1 per cent gross domestic product...

Retailers Bring Black Friday To Canada In Cross-Border Shopping Battle

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canadian bargain hunters took a decidedly more docile approach to Black Friday than their sharp-elbowed American cousins, some of whom had ...

Retail Sales Jump In September: StatsCan

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian consumers appeared to ignore the falling stock market and other economic concerns in September, spending on cars, electronics and ot...

Long Lines For J. Crew's Canadian Debut

Financial Post | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada Business

Throngs of shoppers flocked to a north Toronto mall on Thursday to peruse the fashion lineup at Canada’s first J Crew store. As a long line formed o...