June 15, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Company is positioning itself for major global expansion with the purchase of the 15-year-old Galeria Kaufhof department store chain from German retail conglomerate Metro Group for about $3.17 billion.

June 12, 2015

The transition to accepting EMV technology will take some time and effort to complete, but it provides a golden opportunity for the U.S. payments industry to revamp old systems, strengthen the security of their payment ecosystem and pave the way for future technologies

June 11, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Co. swung a net loss of $54 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net earnings of $176 million in the year-ago period. 

June 11, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Co. swung a net loss of $54 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net earnings of $176 million in the year-ago period. 

June 1, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. on Monday opened its largest location to date and first-ever 'showcase' store in Edmonton, Alberta.

May 21, 2015

Ikea plans to open a 397,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Mississauga Ontario in October.

May 19, 2015

Retailers in the U.S. including Dunkin’ Donuts, Fandango, Sundance Catalog and Williams-Sonoma will now offer Visa Checkout, the online checkout service from Visa Inc.

May 14, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. pumped up profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, expanding net income 17% to $88.3 million from $75.6 million a year earlier.

May 14, 2015

Ikea is thinking small in Canada. Ikea Canada is testing a new concept, a “pick-up-point” store, in London, Ontario, and Quebec City.

May 11, 2015

Lowe's Canada has reached an agreement to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target's distribution center in Milton, Ontario, for a total purchase price of about $125 million.

May 8, 2015

Canada’s Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it will pull its Joe Fresh brand from J.C. Penney stores in the United States at the beginning of next year as it looks to concentrate on freestanding Joe Fresh stores and e-commerce.

May 6, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. has concluded an agreement to acquire 12 real estate leases formerly held by Target Canada for $17.7 million.

May 6, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th has announced its first three store locations in Canada as it prepares to enter the Canadian marketplace next year.

May 4, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. is opening its new “'Digital Garage” in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada's “Silicon Valley North.”

May 1, 2015

Target Corp.’s exit from Canada is reportedly not turning out as smoothly as the retailer had hoped. According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, Target is returning 55 leases it could not find a bidder for to their landlords.

April 30, 2015

A look at brands and categories that are growingI read CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson’s recent “From the Editor’s Desk” column (page 8, March 2015 issue, Chain Store Age) with great interest. Her piece — “The store is back (even though it never left)” — touched on the topic of brick-and-mortar retail expansion and “the relevance of offline retail in an omnichannel world.”The article got me thinking in more detail about the retail expansion we are seeing in 2015. What brands are growing?

April 30, 2015

Bauer Hockey: Ice hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey is throwing its puck in the retail arena. The company will open its first-ever store this summer, in Burlington, Massachusetts, followed by a second location in the fall, in the Minneapolis area.

April 30, 2015

Whether local or global, growth has been robust for 2014’s top third-party managersThe 26th annual survey of Fastest-Growing Managers surveys new domestic and international third-party management and leasing contracts obtained during the 2014 calendar year and ranks the top performers.

April 30, 2015

Canada represents a dynamic market for U.S. retailers looking for store expansion opportunities.

April 29, 2015

Tim Hortons has released its fifth annual Sustainability and Responsibility Report, highlighting the company's 2014 performance results.

April 22, 2015

Canadian grocery retailer Metro Inc. is interested in purchasing some of the 133 Canadian stores Target Corp. finished closing earlier this month.

April 20, 2015

Apple Inc. reportedly may launch its Apple Pay mobile payment service in Canada as soon as fall 2015.

April 6, 2015

Watch out Teavana, Canada’s David’s Tea Inc. is looking to boost its U.S. presence. The Quebec-based chain has filed a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO in which it looks to raise a maximum of $75 million. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol "DTEA.”

April 6, 2015

Nordstrom has implemented new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management solutions to support its expansion in Canada.