July 17, 2014

Roger Hardy, Founder and former CEO of optical giant Coastal Contacts Inc., announced that his company, Hardy Capital Partners along with a small group of prominent Canadian investors, has acquired OnlineShoes.com, a footwear retailer based out of Seattle, and ShoeMe.ca, a Vancouver-based online footwear retailer.

June 25, 2014

Juicy Couture is closing its U.S. stores as it makes plans to debut a new retail store format in key high-traffic locations, including New York City, Los Angeles and Vancouver, in early 2015.

June 11, 2014

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder Chip Wilson announced that he voted against the re-election of Michael Casey and RoAnn Costin to the board of Lululemon Athletica.

February 5, 2014

Nordstrom announced plans to close it's store in Lloyd Center Mall, Portland, Ore., and its store in Vancouver Mall, Vancouver, Wash.

December 10, 2013

Lululemon Athletica Inc. named Laurent Potdevin as CEO, and also announced founder Chip Wilson will step down as non-executive chairman.

November 5, 2013

Loft, a division of Ann Inc., will open its first Canadian West Coast location, at The Village at Park Royal, in Vancouver, on Nov. 15.

November 5, 2013

Loft, a division of Ann Inc., will open its first Canadian West Coast location, at The Village at Park Royal, in Vancouver, on Nov. 15.

September 30, 2013

Luxury jewelry store operator Birks & Mayors Inc. announced that effective Oct. 1, its corporate name will be changed to Birks Group Inc. and its ticker symbol will be changed to BGI.

September 11, 2012

The international arm of Take-and-bake pizza operator Papa Murphy’s announced it has signed a master franchise agreement with MAM Foodco to open 100 locations throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council.

May 9, 2012

Women’s fashion retailer Aritzia has chosen to roll out RedPrairie Corp.'s supply chain execution solutions in its 80,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Vancouver, British Columbia.

April 16, 2012

From Target Corp. and Big Lots to J. Crew and Express, the list of U.S. retailers expanding into Canada or scouting locations north of the border seems to grow longer every day. With its growing population, enthusiasm for U.S. brands, relatively underserved market and stable, resilient economy, Canada has become a land of opportunity— and a potentially important profit center — for American retailers. In fact, more U.S.

March 2, 2012

Sears Canada Inc. said it is shutting down three downtown stores in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.

February 24, 2012

J. Crew has announced three new Canadian store openings, according to a report in the Financial Post.

May 2, 2011

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased retail space to Pita Pit and Yolicous, which will open in a 2,032-sq.-ft. space this summer at Orchard Market Center, Phase II, located in Vancouver, Wash.

May 2, 2011

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased retail space to Pita Pit and Yolicous, which will open in a 2,032-sq.-ft. space this summer at Orchard Market Center, Phase II, located in Vancouver, Wash.

April 13, 2011

New concepts remain the lifeblood of retail. A child- and mom-friendly apparel specialty store, two Canadian imports, an iconic 102-year-old brand and a Polish cosmetics giant are among the latest companies looking to make their mark on the nation’s retail scene. The five up-and-comers are profiled here.


February 10, 2011

It’s no secret that site speed can directly impact the performance of a site and ultimately affect revenue, conversion and page views. But surprisingly, new research shows sites are getting slower — not faster. According to data conducted from Strangeloop Networks, a Vancouver-based provider of Web acceleration solutions, the average page-load time of a site at the end of 2010 was just over 11 seconds, compared with seven seconds earlier in the year. 


February 8, 2011

Scala and 10net Managed Solutions announced Tuesday the installation of their digital-signage solution at the first HP Store in Canada.

December 10, 2010

Yoga apparel retailer and manufacturer Lululemon athletica reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended Oct. 31 rose to $25.7 million, compared with $14.1 million in the year-ago period.

November 18, 2010

Indoor billboard network StoreBoard Media said Thursday that it has secured its first retail installation in Canada via a new licensed partner based in Vancouver.

November 17, 2010

Dollar Tree announced that it has completed its purchase of the assets of Dollar Giant Store Ltd, which is based in Vancouver, B.C.

October 5, 2010

Petco has selected Strangeloop to implement its Site Optimizer to accelerate page load times for...

November 23, 2008

Brooks Brothers plans to open its first Canadian store next year, opening a store in...

June 30, 2007

The 2010 Winter Olympics may seem far away, but Vancouver officials are wasting no time...