Retail Canada

LOOK: 7 Iconic Toronto Stores That Are History

Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business

Chalk up another victim of the retail revolution. The Toronto menswear store Stollery's is closing its doors after 114 years of selling suits and t...

Staples Shuts Stores Because There's Nothing Left To Staple

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Business

The great Canadian retail shakeup continues, with Staples retroactively announcing on Wednesday it had shuttered 15 of its Canadian locations at the e...

This Japanese ‘No-Brand' Chain Is About To Hit Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Business

Shoppers who disdain overpriced brands and wasteful packaging can look forward to a new alternative in Canada. Japanese retailer Muji, known for it...

Le Chateau In A Tailspin

CP | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — Shares of clothing retailer Le Chateau plummeted nearly 19 per cent Monday in the first trading after the company reported a net loss in ...

8 Retailers At Risk Of Disappearing From Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

It seems hardly a month goes by these days without announcements of layoffs or dismal earnings at Canadian retailers. Canada's economy is humming alon...

Latest Trend In Business: Trying To Buy Your Love

CP | Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - With competition fierce for consumer dollars, companies are pulling out all the stops to build loyalty, from cost-cutting and beefing up loy...

Canada's Malls Are Reshaping To Cater To The Rich

CP | Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - While big box retailers like Target have struggled to get a foothold in Canadian markets, demand for luxury retailers is strong and fuelling...

The Bay Is Closing These Home Outfitters Locations

Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Hudson's Bay Co. is shuttering two Home Outfitters locations as it focuses on making more of its products available online. Tiffany Bou...

These Canadian Retailers Are Fighting For Survival

CBC | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business

Foreign retailers have flooded the Canadian market in recent years opening hundreds of new stores and the pressure may be too much for some long-esta...

Target Not The Only U.S. Retailer To Fail In Canada..

CBC | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Business

The impending Canadian launch of fabled American retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue is eagerly anticipated by consumers, but the disastrous rol...

Here Are The American Brands We Most Want To See In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Business

It's the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate as their own. We at HuffPost Canada have had America on our minds a lot lately, particularly t...

Sunny Freeman

Buying Canadian Not What Matters: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Business

The American invasion of Canadian retail is disconcerting to shoppers, but cost-conscious consumers are more driven by price than buying Canadian when...

Time Warp: The Canadian Brands We Miss The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian retailers — and therefore Canadian brands — are in trouble. Faced with intense competition from the globalization of retail and the sh...

Sunny Freeman

The Death Rattle Of The Canadian Shopping Mall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business

There was a time when the Canadian shopping mall was more than a mecca for consumer culture. It was a community space that functioned as an exercise c...

Dozens Of Grocery Stores To Shut

CP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Business

STELLARTON, N.S. -- Empire Co. Ltd. says it's closing about 50 underperforming Sobeys to improve its net earnings. Nova Scotia-based Empire, which ...

The Surprising Thing On Which Canada Leads The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business

It's not unconditional love or anything, but Canadians are pretty crazy about Tim Hortons. So it might come as a surprise to learn that Canada is t...

Walmart Canada Slashing Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Walmart Canada has confirmed that it laid off hundreds of employees across the country earlier this month in a move to rework its management...

Bad Times At Best Buy Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

Add Best Buy Canada and its sister chain, Future Shop, to the growing list of retailers struggling in Canada. The U.S.-based retailer posted better...

$1.52 Billion Lost In Canada

AP/HuffPost Canada | Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Business

Target's operating losses in Canada have topped $1.52 billion U.S. since stores started opening last spring, according to numbers in the Minneapolis-b...

Sears Canada On The Selling Block?

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sears is considering selling its struggling Canadian operations, a move that will likely lead to the closure of its brick-and-mortar stores ...

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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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...